I am volunteering my time to launch a project to promote the arts and artists in our county. HiddenArtSlo is a new endeavor that relies on donations of art from artists. I will be placing art within the community the 1st Friday on the month in SLO and the 3rd Saturday county-wide. The donated art will be hidden in plain site (no digging necessary!) and clues will be sent out via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and my website.
Partner artists are given a cigar box (or similar box) to curate to their hearts content. Some artists are writers, poets, photographers...a diverse pool of creatives!
The artists give me back their curated box and I then take the box and propel it into the community.
Each box will have the artwork, artist's bio and instructions for sharing the art find on social media. The finder keeps the art forever. No strings.
My hope is that the finder shares via social media and helps generate interest for the partner artist and their work. And in a quiet way, I hope that finders can become collectors and find a love for our local artists and creatives and become life-long collectors of independent artists.
And read more: http://www.nothinghappenedhere.org/hiddenartslo.html
(Thank you Suzi Bliss for her pup image!)