Arts Collective Event~ this is going out to all connected with Arts Collective ~
Hello Everybody,congratulations on making it happen! Pulling together to create a superb inaugural event.
The exhibition was humming with interested people all weekend, giving great exposure and raising the profile of the Arts in Whangamata.Having it alongside the market day by Enterprise Whangamata was a great move to ensure the town was buzzing with activity.The chalk bomb outside the Art Gallery was much enjoyed by children & adults alike, the chalk signs on the pavement working well to direct visitors to our Pop Up Exhibition venue at 715 Port Road.A cheap quick marketing tool, something that we can do again with the stock of handmade non toxic chalks produced for the chalk bomb.
Feedback Feedback was very positive. There a few things we can do better next time, such as space allocation, but hey, I think we did well for our inaugural event.Money raised from gold coins and donations has been used to give the building owners a handsome thank you gift and any leftover money will go towards a banner for our next event.
Yarn Bomb Port Road Gallery has taken the lead on this one and already installed one mini Yarn Bomb, now to make it spread. Take a look next time your passing, can’t miss it . . .Please contact me if your interested in Ninja Knitting, subversive Guerrilla Crochet or plain old Knit & Natter.Lets brighten town up for summer.
Next Event Arts Collective is now planning to do it again on Labour Weekend October Set up Friday 23rd October Exhibition open for the weekend of 24th & 25th(so long as the building is still available, if not we are working on a plan B to find another empty shop)
Another market day is planned for Sunday 25th October by Enterprise Whangamata to encourage people to stay in town after the Lions Market on the Saturday.
Please spread the word, we would like to have more music, pottery, 3d arts, etc.Perhaps Ukulele Club & Theatre or Dance Groups, etc, would just like to have space to promote their activities show people whats available in town.
Date of next meeting Wednesday 14th at 1:30 pm, Whangamata Club upstairs room (TBC)To talk about Labour weekend event and progress reports on our short term goals from the steering group.Also we are working on some loose guidelines for participation in the collective.