Friday, September 17, 2010

Art 180 Weekend Schedule

Not because it's been a rough week, but because there's so, so much to DO this weekend! Never ones to miss out on a good time, ART 180 has inserted ourselves in much of the fun to be found this weekend...

Friday (9/17)
Tonight (Friday), we're tending not one but two bars at the 6-9 p.m. opening at Crossroads Art Center. There's always an abundance of art to discover at this enormous facility at 2016 Staples Mill Road, and tonight's opening exhibitions range from workby Hispanic artists, to Damask weaving, to a collage show--PLUS, live music all evening, food, and magic! Visit their website for more details.

Saturday (9/18)
Start the day with Yoga Classes for Charity. To celebrate their 5th anniversary, 4025 Yoga on MacArthur Ave. is collecting donations for ART 180 in exchange for yoga classes. Mindful Morning Hatha is at 10 a.m., and Young Yogis (for ages 9-14) is at 11 a.m.

Then, head to the Visual Arts Center, 1812 W. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the "crafty excellence" that is the Bizarre Market. Proceeds benefit SOHO: Space of Her Own, the art-making, mentoring, community-building program VisArts and ART 180 lead for girls from Gilpin. Some former mentors will even be there, selling handmade bracelets to further benefit this meaningful program. Julie Karr and all-girl band Catnip Dreams will be playing starting at 1 p.m., and food will be available from Sprout and Boka Taco.

Sunday (9/19)
If you're not pooped, come out for the Family Peace Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mary Munford Elementary. And if you are pooped, this event will surely reinvigorate and inspire you. ART 180 volunteers will be there, leading a chalk mural project as part of the worldwide mural project Chalk4Peace. There will be other children's activities, games, food and entertainment by Latin Ballet of Virginia, Hotel X, Chief Red Hawk, Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company, BreadWinnaz Peace Rappers, and Chinese Dancers. It's free! It's fun! It's family! Go here for deets.

Fill your belly--and your pantry--and help ART 180
Rest up from the weekend and head west next Hump Day to Whole Foods Short Pump, where ART 180 will earn 5% of store sales on Wednesday, September 22. Come eat, shop, and stock up on all the goodness you can carry, knowing the store will share some of your spending with us. Enjoy live music by brother-sister duo Erin and Basil Frye from 5:30-7 p.m., and challenge Squiggle Champion of the World Matt Lively from 4:30-6:30 p.m. (maybe your squiggle will be including in our new book!). Spread the word far and wide to all your friends, especially those who live or work in the West End.

We also need volunteers to bag groceries and chat up customers that day, so please let us know if you or someone you know is looking for a fun, easy, community service gig.

Okay, okay, I'll stop. But there's plenty more in the weeks to follow. Check out our events page for info on a benefit golf tourney, the Minority Art Exhibition (African American and Latin American artists), the Splinters exhibition (art on skateboards), etc., etc., etc.

And coming soon: info on our 15 fabulous fall programs with young people!

Art is an experience from your mind
that tells you what you feel inside...
I can draw mad or scared!

-Anastasia Johnson, 12
Capital One Boys & Girls Club

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ART 180
0 E. 4th St, Studio
Richmond, VA 23224

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