Next 2nd Saturday, October 11, 2014!
ART & LIVE MUSIC along Haddon Ave!
October's 2nd Saturday is sponsored by The Collings Apartments at The LumberYard. They will host an art exhibit and live music in their leasing office at 588 Atlantic Ave (at the corners of Powell and Atlantic Avenues). The featured Artist for the October 11 event is Collingswood artist Louie DeVito.Artist Louie DeVito’s design work has been seen worldwide in a series of artist/street wear collaborations and his recent paintings were included in the Artcrasher Group Show, Los Angeles.
“I believe that art exists to make our lives better. Communication in the form of art is the motivation, and my inspiration comes from a blend of Greco Roman images, pop culture, text and color. Making a mark on canvas is the moment of freedom that creates something from nothing.”
He currently shares a creative space in Collingswood, NJ with his girlfriend, Jenny, of Hotsy Totsy, and their studio cats, Pablo and Hugo. You can read more about Louie DeVito and see some of his work at www.louiedevito.com
The Collings Apartments will also host live music from The Over Fifty Band on Powell Lane!
Enjoy live music and art all over Collingswood. As always, 2nd Saturday is free. Just arrive & enjoy the culture.Coming to Collingswood? Parking is a breeze! See here.
Second Saturday was started by a collection of store owners that had an interest in promoting the arts in Collingswood. Each month visitors can plan a night on the town to experience the unique arts, music, shopping and dining Collingswood is known for. As always, Second Saturdays are free and there are local artists and musicians on each block.
If you are an artist or musician that would like to participate in 2nd Saturday, see below to find out how to display your work. You do not need to email event organizers to register for the event. Participation is free and no preregistartion is needed. Directions to participate are below.
2nd Saturday was started by a collection of store owners that had an interest in promoting the arts in Collingswood. This monthly arts event, now under the umbrella of Collingswood Partners, Inc., has turned into one of the more popular town events and grows every month with new artists and participating store locations. Established in 2004, Second Saturday Collingswood is an exciting event designed to expose local artists and musicians to the many residents and visitors of Collingswood and the surrounding area. Each month visitors can plan a night on the town to experience the unique arts, music, shopping and dining Collingswood is known for. As always, Second Saturdays are free. Just visit Collingswood, stroll and enjoy the culture - on us.
To find out more or to inquire about participating, please visit the “2nd Saturday Collingswood” Facebook page and "Like Us"
For Artists: Each artist is responsible for placing themselves along Haddon Avenue for the event. Set up anywhere on along Haddon Avenue on the sidewalk, make sure you leave enough room for pedestrians to pass on the sidewalk, and get permission from the business (if they are open) that you are in front of to set up. Many of you have spots that you generally set up in but we want to stress that all spots along the avenue are available on a first come, first serve basis. If you are unfamiliar with Haddon Avenue we generally recommend choosing a location between Fern Ave and E. Knight Ave on either side of the street. Powell Avenue at the Lumberyard is also available for artists. Set up begins at 5pm and the event runs from 6-9pm. Each artist is responsible for easels, tables, chairs, equipment and for setting-up their stations. Locations are available outside most stores, restaurants and public buildings. We can not accommodate tents at this time.
Displays should be art or craft based, handmade works – we do not accept vendors or resale for this event.
Come on out on the Second Saturday of every month (weather permitting) between 6-9pm, it is a great way to show your work, commission-free and in a fantastic street fair atmosphere. Now that the weather is warm, many people stroll the avenue late into the evening.
For Musicians: Music performances are a very popular part of the 2nd Saturday event. This is a great way for upcoming groups and musicians to gain exposure. Music performances are non-paying. You are encouraged to leave a tip jar, which has been very successful for most musicians. We ask all artists and musicians to invite friends, family and art-lovers to come out!. If a performer or group interested in performing, please contact Music Chairman Sam Caruso at firstname.lastname@example.org. NOTE: In order to avoid drowning out neighboring music, musicians MUST be booked through Sam Caruso. If you are not a scheduled musician for the evening, we will ask you to leave.
Established in 2004, Second Saturday Collingswood is an exciting event designed to expose local artists and musicians to the many residents and visitors of Collingswood and the surrounding area. Each month visitors can plan a night on the town to experience the unique arts, music, shopping and dining Collingswood is known for. As always, Second Saturdays are free. just visit Collingswood, stroll and enjoy the culture - on us.
Artists interested in participating to please visit "2nd Saturday Collingswood" on Facebook to stay up date on info for each month's event. Also, if you know of other artists that would be interested in participating, please direct them to the Facebook page.
Thank you for your continued interest, tell your artist friends, spread the word, and let's make this into something great! Everyone is welcome to be part of the fun!
The Collingswood Second Saturday Team
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