Join Triangle ArtWorks and the rest of the Triangle arts community to celebrate a SMASHing New Year of connections + collaboration at:
Kick off 2017 right with old and new friends from all arts disciplines from across the Triangle. Whether you’re an artist, an arts organizer, or an arts lover – come enjoy great food, great company and Fullsteam Beer!
Learn about what we have planned for the new year and connect with people + resources to help YOU have a SMASHing 2017!
Meet folks involved in our Programs such as Law + ArtWorks, Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders (TEAL) and our Theater and Dance Community Building work.
Let’s come together and celebrate the collective riches we have as
an arts community here in the Triangle.
This event is FREE, but please REGISTER HERE.
Help us make this the BEST SMASH yet! – Join us by supporting this important Triangle ArtWorks event.
SMASH is the biggest Triangle arts community event of the year and a great opportunity for networking and community building, so we want to keep it free and accessible to the entire arts community. If you can, please support this event with a donation to help us cover the costs of food, drink and other materials that help us create this event for our community.
We are planning some great activities. Your donation would help cover the cost of a community art project and other activities that will create opportunities for mingling and collaboration at SMASH.
Show the entire Triangle arts community that you believe in them and know the impact they have on the Triangle. As a Sponsor, you will be a VIP at SMASH, with name and logo recognition on posters, hand-outs, floor comments and slide show.
Want to show the Triangle’s arts community that you support them by being recognized at SMASH as a SMASH Sponsor! Contact Beth Yerxa for information or donate directly through the Registration page!
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Since moving in to the Frontier, Triangle ArtWorks has been working with Research Triangle Foundation (RTF) to develop ways to support the artists working in RTP, and to bring more Triangle artists into RTP. RTF has just kicked off its latest program created through this Collaboration called “Open Walls”. If you have never been to the Frontier, it is a vibrant and engaging space full of people day and night. RTF describes it as “RTP’s centrally located spot to plug in, collaborate and plan your next big move. The Frontier is open to anyone with bold ideas and big dreams.” Every day there are people working in “Home Base” and attending meetings or conferences, while almost every night there is an event. Last week, ArtWorks hosted their SMASH event at the Frontier!
But there are a lot of empty walls.
Rather than just buying art to hang on the walls, RTF and ArtWorks saw an opportunity to “incubate” visual artists. In the Open Walls program, Triangle-based art galleries, guilds, collectives and organizations will be provided access to wall space in the Frontier for display of art work for sale. Our goals are two-fold: 1) Provide a new space for artists to reach new patrons, 2) Let it be known that The Frontier is a place where creative and artistic thinking is not only encouraged but expected. As RTF writes on their website, ” We want people to feel creativity oozing through The Frontier when they come here for a meeting or event or simply to work.”
Here are the “Nuts and Bolts” from RTF’s Website:
We are limiting the application for the Open Walls program to groups, such as arts organizations, collectives, studios, galleries and guilds). To be eligible the groups must commit to changing out the art every two months for one calendar year. The applications will be examined on a rolling basis and at the end of the one year term there is an option to reapply.
The Open Walls program will be available for viewing during The Frontier’s hours of operation. The Frontier is generally opened Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm with expanded hours coming over the next six months. If there is a sale, we present two options: 1) it can be removed and given to the patron and immediately replaced with another piece or 2) remain for the remainder of the two month period. The Frontier will take 0% commission on works sold. We see this as a barter – the artists are lending us work to beautify our space and make people feel inspired and in return we are foregoing the standard commission applied. Win-win!
For more information, and to fill out the application, look here.Tags: Open Walls, Research Triangle Foundation, Research Triangle Park, RTP, RTP Frontier, The Frontier, Triangle artists, visual arts