For Immediate Release:
The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan and the Uptown Rutland Business Association Present:
Art in Empty Spaces
Everyone is a winner when local businesses, the Uptown Rutland Association and ARTSCO, work together. Empty storefronts awaiting new tenants or business spaces being newly configured by construction are being used creatively to make â€˜pop-upâ€™ art galleries. Lively places such as Portland, Oregon and Boulder, California have used the concept of energized dead spaces by placing art and it has proven to be beneficial to tourism, to building a sense of community pride, and as a way of framing history.
And now Rutland is celebrating its rich history by offering artists an opportunity to create art based on the areasâ€™ unique history. The juried show was open to those who showed an understanding of and skill for depicting the influences that made Rutland what it is today.
The public is invited to enjoy the process of discovering by finding the many â€˜pop-upâ€™ galleries. Donâ€™t forget to look up!
The Uptown After Hours event hosted by the Uptown Rutland Business Association on Wednesday, June 3rd from 5:00 â€“ 7:00pm at Hollywood Station will host the various artists, the co-ordinators from ARTSCO and various business owners who have kindly donated their windows for the art show. If you would like to attend the After Hours event the cost is $8.00 per person. (includes appies and 2 beverage tickets)
On Thursday, November 26th works which have not yet been purchased will be auctioned at the Rutland Centennial Hall.
-30- The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan is a non-profit organization that is the underlying support for anything and everything that is art. Art is culture, entertainment, recreation, lifestyle and worldview. The arts include all. The arts include you! The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan supports, strengthens and promotes all art disciplines and traditions. The Arts Council of the Central Okanagan acts as an advocate for you!