What makes our event a bit different?
Everything we will be offering will be lovingly handmade by a young artist or maker.
Why are we so psyched about this?
Well, for a few reasons.
1. Young artists are great artists. Even though they might not decades of experience in perfecting an art form, we've seen some of the most original, creative, energetic artwork from the youth around the studio here.
2. Young artists and makers need to know there's a place for them, even while they are still young. Art Forms has set up shop in order to do this, deliberately anchoring ourselves on James Street, where many creative professionals and entrepreneurs spend their days.
3. 100% of your purchase go directly to the young artist who lovingly made your new piece of art. For many of the youth at Art Forms, particularly those who are "on the fringe" in one way or another, the income makes a big difference in their lives, especially this time of year [Sidenote: Most of the time, youth set their prices ridiculously low. Usually we talk them into asking for a bit more, but still, the buyer gets a steal of a deal].
4. Your support validates their creative ambitions. Even if you aren't purchasing a piece, just by interacting and participating in the event, the artists can see that there is an interest out there. Your presence affirms to them that if they want to be professional artists or makers in their adult life, they absolutely can!
So, in four short points, I have managed to convinced you to stop by on December 12 (December Art Crawl), enjoy free hot chocolate, and show some support for our city's young creatives! Check out our Facebook event here - we'll post updates as we get closer to the event!
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