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In just a short period of time, POP UP STUDIO! has picked up serious momentum and an impressive line-up of artists. The event runs March 16-22, 2012. The show will feature an opening night celebration on March 16th at 7pm and additional artist-hosted presentations throughout the week. A full schedule is available here. POP UP STUDIO! Artists were selected through an invitation and submission process. The event was designed to bring the port city a variety of talent and art mediums to one spot, from the prolific sculptor Dumay Gorham to the eclectic designer Jan Wutkowski.
The concept of a “POP UP” event is fast and furious. In short, an available space is utilized to bring something unique to the community for a short period of time. The energy of this event pairs well with enthusiasm of the participating artists. The POP UP STUDIO! co-curators wanted to make local art immediate and accessible to several layers of audiences, with the premise that a combined cross-section of art will bring in an expanded group of supporters and therefore deeper artist exposure.
The goal of POP UP STUDIO! is to not only to showcase Wilmington artists and delight guests, but to give the community an opportunity to support these artists by purchasing their pieces. Or in the case of filmmaker Dylan Patterson, who is in the post-production/editing phase of his film Anhedonia (starring T.V.’s ‘Supernatural’ actress Traci Dinwiddie), attendees are encouraged to make a donation to this project so the film can see completion.
In addition to the artists mentioned above, POP UP STUDIO! is also excited to introduce these artists to the event:
All artists are available for further conversation regarding their art and their participation in POP UP STUDIO!. Please contact Leilani (415-307-7417) or Kelly (917-701-6114) to arrange an interview. POP UP STUDIO! is a free event open to the public. POP UP STUDIO! will be held at the studio of Little Luxuries Co., 405 South 3rd Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington.
Little Luxuries Co. and Kelly Starbuck, Photographer are pleased to bring POP UP STUDIO to Wilmington, NC. March 15-March 22, 2012. Come join us and other local artists for a week of unique events and exhibitions, including an opening party on March 16th.
What is POP UP STUDIO?
It’s a space where you can show and sell your work. It’s a platform where you can promote and get funding for your film. It’s a photography workshop to learn more about camera technique. It’s a runway for your spring collection. It’s a stage for your ukulele skills. It’s an empty bedroom for you to decorate with custom furnishings. It’s what you need to showcase your gigantic sculpture.
In a word, POP UP STUDIO is “space”. Over 2,000 feet of space to accommodate your work. It is a unique opportunity for you as an artist to bring your talents to the community in a mixed-collaborative effort. It is also an opportunity for the community to support your craft.
Be a part of this! The Little Luxuries Co. Studio is situated on 405 South 3rd Street in a huge historic home, 2 blocks from Projekte. The walls and floor will be open for you to fill. It is your space. It is our space.
The artist entry fee of $25 will include:
A gallery-supervised environment for the duration of the event, sales support, marketing of events, staffed opening reception, security and exposure. Starting March 12th all booked artists will have the opportunity to view and review spaces. The artist entry deadline is March 9th or until full.
Interested applicants please contact Leilani (415-307-7417), Kelly (917-701-6114), Katherine (404-308-1639) or e-mail us at email@example.com. Submissions for consideration should include electronic images of the art intended to be shown/sold at the event. All mediums are encouraged and welcome!
Are you someone who wants to show and sell your work but don’t have a space to properly highlight your art? Why let “professional” artists have all the fun?
Little Luxuries Co. is opening up our downtown studio to highlight local artists exactly for this purpose. This amazing downtown Wilmington space is the perfect backdrop to showcase your creations.
This is the perfect opportunity to display your talents in a fun and supportive environment. All mediums are encouraged and welcome. The event will kick off with a POP UP STUDIO opening party on March 16th. For more information, go here or contact us personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POP UP STUDIO! It’s for the artists in us all!
Known to be a passionate supporter of those in need, Susan decided throwing a party was the perfect way to get people together for a bigger cause. In a matter of days, Susan has organized a community effort amongst her friends to make life a bit easier for several local cancer patients. Susan, a cancer fighter and survivor herself, understands first-hand the need for extra support and love during tough times.
The Hufton Brothers will be playing tunes and there will be tons of savory and sweet bites. There will also be a silent auction full of unique items, many of which were created by local artists just for this event. Offspring and pets are welcome! Please join Susan and us for an afternoon of celebration and purpose. Chances are, you may be helping someone you know.