As part of a seven-city U.S. tour, Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project will stop in Atlanta on Thursday, October 17, 2013, and pair 20 hand-picked artists with venue owners from some of the city’s hottest local bars, lounges and restaurants. FREE
Atlanta’s top up and coming street artists will be given a one-day challenge to transform a blank canvas-wrapped Red Bull Cooler into an inspired work of art customized for permanent display at each venue. The art created will be exhibited in a one-night only public showcase at the Westside Cultural Arts Center where attending guests and a panel of curatorial judges will vote on each piece, sending two artists, and possibly a third, to the SCOPE Art Show taking place during Art Basel week in Miami in December.
The winners will be selected by a luminary panel of judges and announced the night of the event to move on to show and sell their work at the SCOPE Art Show in Miami. Two additional artists will be entered into a pool of contestants from all seven cities to win the People’s Choice Award—an opportunity to also exhibit and sell their artwork in Miami. The two artists entered into the pool will be chosen based upon the number of mentions on Twitter using their custom hashtag for the event.
WHO: Featuring 20 Atlanta artists: InKyoung Chun, Patrick Davis, Allen Taylor, Catlanta, ericmack, Sarah Emerson, Brandon Sadler, Joe Tsambiras, Michi Meko, olive47, Alvaro Alvillar, Sanithna Phansavanh, Emer, PLF (Peter Ferrari), Lela Brunet, Spencer Murrill, Mike Germon, Jesse Jaeger, Sam Parker, and Matt Relkin.
Venues that will have the customized Red Bull coolers created by the participating artists for permanent display include: Deadwood Saloon, Clermont Lounge, Six Feet Under Grant Park, the Sound Table, Graveyard Tavern, The Local, Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, MJQ Concourse, The Bookhouse Pub, Argosy, 97 Estoria, Republic Social House, Burkharts Pub, Joe's on Juniper, Ormsby's and El Bar.
Judges: Fay Gold, renowned Executive Director of the Fay Gold Gallery, Susannah Darrow, Executive Director and Co-founder of BURNAWAY, and Neda Abghari, Executive Director and Founder of The Creatives Project.
WHEN: Thursday, October 17 - Open to the Public – 9 p.m. to Midnight
WHERE: Westside Cultural Arts Center, 760 10th Street, NW Atlanta, Georgia 30318 www.westsideartscenter.com
ADMISSION: Free to attend for ages 21 and up.
RSVP to www.redbull.com/curates.