boise open studios collective is participating in a huge local arts event tomorrow night called modern art. local boutique hotel (old travelodge gone way cool) opens the rooms to artists the first thursday in may. it's about experiencing art more than selling. there's performance art, participatory art, all sorts of fun stuff.
our group is stashing art around town and having clues in the room along with photos of the work so people can go out & find pieces they like. tonight's project was getting my things ready to give away.
i'm putting mine in local businesses, and will deliver them tomorrow.
putting together tags with the explanation of what's going on, my business card, the bosco logo-
now i hope that someone goes looking for them! how embarrassing it will be if they're still sitting around in a week! (of course, we know how these things go, and i would probably take them to the gallery & sell 'em- you just never know).
i love the idea of doing things like this. gypsy gallery did an atc give away around town a few years ago & had a blast. there were artists who were aghast at giving away even atcs (those would be the ones who sell theirs, tho the whole idea began as a trade). what do you think about art give aways?