As part of a seven-city U.S. tour, Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project will stop in Atlanta on Thursday, October 17, 2013, and pair 20 hand-picked artists with venue owners from some of the city’s hottest local bars, lounges and restaurants. Atlanta’s top emerging and street artists will be given a two-day challenge to transform a blank canvas-wrapped Red Bull Cooler into an inspired work of art customized for permanent display at each venue. The art created will be exhibited in a one-night only public showcase at the Westside Cultural Arts Center where attending guests and a panel of curatorial judges will vote on each piece, sending two artists, and possibly a third, to the SCOPE Art Show taking place during Art Basel week in Miami in December. Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project Atlanta is open to the public and free to attend. The event will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight and is open to ages 21 and up. Visit www.redbull.com/curates to RSVP and for more information.
The 20 featured Atlanta artists include: InKyoung Chun, Patrick Davis, treymoseley, Catlanta, ericmack, Sarah Emerson, Brandon Sadler, Joe Tsambiras, Michi Meko, olive47, Alvaro Alvillar, Sanithna Phansavanh, Emer, PLF (Peter Ferrari), Lela Brunet, Spencer Murrill, Mike Germon, Jesse Jaeger, Sam Parker, and Matt Relkin. Two of the participating artists will be selected by the luminary panel of judges, Fay Gold, Susannah Dorrow and Neda Abghari, and announced the night of the event to move on to show and sell their work at SCOPE Miami. Two additional artists will be entered into a pool of contestants from all seven cities to win the People’s Choice Award—an opportunity to also exhibit and sell their artwork at the SCOPE Art Show in Miami. The two artists entered into the pool will be chosen based upon the number of mentions on Twitter using their custom hashtag for the event. The selected artists will be announced on Friday, October 18 and the winner of the overall pool will be announced in November.
Venues that will have the customized Red Bull coolers created by the participating artists for permanent display include: Deadwood Saloon, Clermont Lounge, Six Feet Under Grand Park (two coolers), Sound Table, Star Community Bar, Graveyard Tavern (two coolers), The Local, Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium, Republic Social House, Burkharts Pub, Joe’s on Juniper, Ormsby’s, and El Bar.
WHAT: Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project
WHEN: Thursday, October 17 p.m.
Private Media Event – 7 to 8 p.m.
Open to the Public – 9 p.m. to Midnight
WHERE: Westside Cultural Arts Center
760 10th Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
ADMISSION: Free to attend for ages 21 and up.
RSVP to www.redbull.com/curates.
DIGITAL: Event Page: http://win.gs/CCATL
About Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project:
Last year, Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project was hosted in four cities, included nearly 100 artists, and was curated by luminaries in the art world including pop artist Ron English, acclaimed director and author Jon Reiss, Carlo McCormick (Paper Magazine) and Daria Britt Shapiro (SCOPE) among others. Ultimately, 10 artists were awarded the opportunity show and sell collections at SCOPE Miami during Art Basel. GOONS, Hebru Brantley and Don’t Fret represented Chicago alongside Los Angeles artists Gregory Siff, Lydia Emily and Hans Haveron, and New York artists Gerardo Cid, L’Amour Supreme, CLAWMONEY and Cosbe.
The 2013 seven-city tour launched in San Francisco on January 31 with more than 1200 art-loving locals in attendance. The winning artists were Akira Beard and Slvstr. The Los Angeles event was held on March 28 and the judges chose artists James Haunt and White Buffalo to move on to show at SCOPE. In addition to Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas and New York have hosted gallery showcases and competitions with Atlanta (November) and Miami (December) closing out the Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project. For more information, visit www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Red-Bull-Curates/001243173661215.