Once the Summer break is over, the art world kicks back into life. Scared of missing out? Check out Sold Magazine's September guide for recommended events.
POW! WOW! WORCESTER
August 31 - September 9
Caratoes painting at POW! WOW! Worcester '17
One of the closest editions of the POW! WOW! festival, POW! WOW! Worcester is entering its 3rd year, producing immersive cultural experiences around a 10-day festival in the heart of New England.
This years event adds 20 murals to the city's collection of 60. The schedule includes a body paint party, basketball, soccer matches featuring artists and local community, and opening and closing parties.
2018 artists include Adam Fujita, Max Sansing, TomBob, Smoluk, Stikki Peaches, Dragon 76, RAE BK, Lexi Bella, Insane 51, Lamour Supreme, The London Police, OG Slick, Stickymonger, WRDSMTH and Chris RWK. Go!
"The reason I love being a part of POW! WOW! Worcester is because it is the one destination in New England for street art and murals. Lisa, Jessica and the rest of the team bring vitality to Worcester beautifying the city for all to enjoy.” - TomBob, NYC artist
Recently named by Smithsonian as one of ”The Top 5 Mural Festivals In The World!" CRUSH WALLS will be reaching new heights in the mile-high city: 7 days, 77 art happenings with local and international artists and off-the-wall events for all.
This year's edition will once again embody ‘Where Art is Made’, embracing more than ever the groundbreaking spirit of Denver’s RiNo Art District. CRUSH WALLS 2018 will be connecting both east and west sides of this unique art district, curating immersive experiences, showcasing awe-inspiring talent, uniting people through creativity, and offering a standout opportunity for everyone to experience the arts.
Street artist Allison Tinati, also known as, Hueman, explores transparency and opacity in mixed media paintings using acrylic and spray paint on stretched sheer organza.
Hueman more fully embraces the tumultuous, emotional, evocative potential of abstraction, sublimating her figures and faces within that volatile chromatic universe. “In this series,” she says, “humans are merely shadows or ghosts,” whose burning energy has left an imprint on the material world they’ve left behind.
Building upon the success of the festival’s last 3 years, Murals In The Market will continue to expand Eastern Market’s walkable footprint, giving visitors a look into areas often unseen and underutilized, with more than 100 public murals strategically placed throughout the Market District.
This year MITM will work to expand beyond the walls, with new large-scale public installations and exhibitions from some of Detroit’s most influential sculptural artists. Events also include live poetry, artist talks, lectures, cultural events and concerts, including a massive family friendly Family Reunion Block Party featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff on September 15th!
2018 artists include Bisco Smith, Jim Bachor. Ever, Richard Wilson, Sydney G. James, Thing Thing, Ndubisi Okoye, Sheefy McFly, Camilo Pardo, Bob Sestok, Bmike, Kevin Lyons and Tony WHLGN.
The street-side cardboard skeletons have come a long way, with the artist's work having evolved into a modern day dictionary of symbols, tech jargon and disclaimers and in doing so, encapsulates a longing for the simple, analog life of the past.
Affordable Art Fair NYC returns for its Fall edition, welcoming over 70 local, national and international exhibitors, to showcase original contemporary work from over 300 contemporary artists. Diverse artworks range between $100 to $10,000. Events include Artmaking Workshops, Opera performances, a Young Talent Exhibition and a Limited Edition Print by Adam Bridgland.
The Non-Violence Art Project has collaborated with creatives including Paul McCartney, Johnny Johansson, and Yoko Ono to design a series of limited-edition sculptures available at the fair.