Posted by amybou on:
As someone obsessed with the creative process, I am looking forward to seeing a room full of artists making art (live! overnight!) this weekend at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum's third annual From Dusk 'Til Drawn. At the previous two 24-hour art making marathons, I was so inspired that I busted about my notebook and wrote on the spot, went home to make a collage and work on a drawing, and both times I left with a piece of affordable art. (Alas, both years I did not quite get the Jason Sober collages I coveted! I still remember the image of the pool on the piece entitled "Palm Springs" two years ago--sigh!)
To properly enjoy From Dusk 'Til Drawn, it's advisable to pop in at least twice over the weekend--sometime on Friday evening, when the artists begin working and hanging finished pieces on the wall so they can be purchased by the public (for the affordable price of $25, $75, $150, or $300 plus tax; proceeds are split between CAF and the artists), and then again on Saturday morning or afternoon (when everyone is thoroughly exhausted and delirious) so you can see the progress being made on pieces you admired the evening before. Then stop by again on Sunday for the reception from 4-6pm when the art that has yet to be claimed will be available for purchase.
When was the last time you got to crash an all-nighter? It's like a slumber party without the slumber but all the fun. And—like a slumber party—this year there will be treats: Pinkberry will be in the house on Saturday from 2-6pm (with 20% of the proceeds going to CAF). There will also be fun ways for visitors to participate, including a wall to draw on and an exquisite corpse.
For more information, or to see the list of artists participating, see the press release on CAF's website.
Friday, July 20, 2012
6 PM through Saturday, July 21, 2012 6 PM.
$5 to attend and purchase artworks hot off the presses for as low as $25.
(Admission free for members with membership card)
Sunday, July 22, 4-6 PM
FREE to attend and purchase remaining artworks.