It's scary to take creative risks, but I believe these risks help remind us to play and to stay vulnerable, nimble, and curious in our work.
We're taking a creating risk right now by hosting a wild fundraiser we dreamed up to celebrate our upcoming 50th Issue and to support us making 50 more beautiful issues. Our vision for this fundraiser was to bring art, poetry, and short prose to a public space and let you, our community, experience having a custom creation made for you and with you.
So we asked our brave writers and artists to participate by making spontaneous, live creations for you, and they said yes! The staff and I are also participating, and to be honest, like most of the artists and writers who said yes, I think we all feel equal parts terrified and excited. But there's also a feeling of gratitude for the chance to practice spontaneous art-making, to remember that art doesn't need to be “perfect” before it is shared with the world, that art is not a product, but a process we engage in together.
And now we're asking you to participate and engage in this process with us. When you purchase your ticket to have an original creation made for you, we'll send you a link and you can inspire your writer/artist by responding to prompts like: "What word would you write in the sand just to watch it wash away? Describe your morning routine. Tell us about a complicated friendship. What's one of your secret hopes?" You get to risk sharing a bit of your life and then experience it given back in spontaneous creation, in a playful act of creativity.
Will you join us? It's going to be beautiful. Get your ticket and meet all the artists here! A limited number of spots (some have already sold out!) are available with each contributor.
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