On April 8th, we had the pleasure of hosting our first event during Art.Downtown 2017! We were pretty excited, as it was our first “big” event here on The Avenue for The Arts. The weather was better than we could ever ask for, and many new faces walked through our door during the event. We were so excited to have the door open to let in the fresh air, and have a table out front to showcase some of our items from the shop!
Our exhibition for Art.Downtown 2017, which ran through the entire month of April, was titled Process: Fiber. We curated a show including artists who use fibers in all different ways and brought them together to form a large body of work. This included weavings, tapestries, embroidery, fashion, etc. It was great to have the artists meet each other while already having something in common – their love of fiber art! The show was the largest that we’ve ever curated – showcasing 36 artists in our space between the exhibition and local shop!
During the event, Ryan Wyrick joined us early in the day to do some fiber inspired collages, and they were raffled off at the end of the day. Ryan’s work normally uses recycled paper and objects, so it was awesome to see how he incorporated fabric in his work. MacKenzie Lund and Sierra Cole demonstrated spinning and weaving simultaneously, with MacKenzie weaving Sierra’s finished product into a large scale weaving.
This year’s Art.Downtown was such a dream, and we are so grateful for everyone who stopped by and continues to support us. We are constantly overwhelmed by the love and energy that surrounds our little gallery.
We’re looking forward to our next event; May First Fridays Spring Sale. Make sure you come down and see us then!