Art Attack Fredericksburg 2022

Art Attack Fredericksburg 2022

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Free

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PONSHOP Studio

712 Caroline Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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Art Attack is back! Join your fellow Fredericksburg artists and musicians for a day of creative making in the streets.

About this event

The Art Attack Project is a grassroots event that gets folks out of the studio and into the streets. By collectively making art in public, participants can meet fellow artists, share their creative process, and celebrate the local arts community. It's free to participate and all artists are welcome. Whether you're painting, drawing, sculpting, playing music, or whatever—if you can do your thing outside, we want you there!

Founded by Bill Harris and Gabriel Pons in 2012, the Art Attack Project was originally conceived as a way to build solidarity amongst practicing artists. They recognized that whether you're just starting out or a seasoned veteran, it's always better to be connected to a broader community of creative minds. By occupying public space in an inclusive and constructive manner, Art Attack benefits not only the makers, but also the community at large.

FOR GUESTS

If you want to just attend Art Attack (and not actually make art), register as a Guest. You'll get updates about cool event happenings as well as notice of any schedule changes or weather cancellations.

FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

If you want to join in the visual art making at Art Attack, register as a Visual Artist. You'll be practicing your craft outside on the historic streets of downtown Fredericksburg. We'll have artists stationed all along the sidewalks, transforming the city into one massive outdoor studio space. Be sure to bring everything that you will need for the day, including things like chair, easel, table, art supplies, water, snacks, and protection from the elements. If your craft requires a power outlet or produces lots of noise or dust, be sure to contact the organizers ahead of time so we can plan your location accordingly.

FOR MUSICIANS

If you want to join in the music making at Art Attack, register as a Musician. You'll be performing outside on the historic streets of downtown Fredericksburg. We'll have busking stations at strategic locations mixed in with the visual artists. Since we don't want musicians to be located too close together, limited space is available for musicians. Be sure to bring everything that you will need for the day, including your instruments, water, snacks, and protection from the elements. If your performance requires a power outlet or will particularly loud, be sure to contact the organizers ahead of time so we can plan your location accordingly.

PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES

There is no fee to participate in Art Attack, but we do ask that you abide by these common sense guidelines.

  • Check in first — When you arrive, check in with the organizers before you start making art. You'll get your own Art Attack badge plus other pertinent info for the day. Checking in also helps the organizers measure participation.
  • Be courteous — Visual Artists may choose their own work stations, but be sure not to impede pedestrian traffic, impose on parking spaces, or disrupt nearby businesses. Musicians will have assigned spaces to perform so that they are spaced throughout the festival appropriately. Either way, if you're in front of a business, introduce yourself before you start so they know you will be outside for the day.
  • Come prepared — Participants are responsible for all materials and tools they will need to work (art supplies, easels, chairs, instruments, etc.) Be sure to bring water, a snack, and protection from the elements.
  • Leave no trace — If you think you might make a mess while working, set down a drop cloth first. When you’re done, clean up any trash and leave the place looking better than when you found it.
  • Look sharp — Participants should remember that they are representing the arts community through their interactions with the public during the event, so be friendly and kind to the people you meet. Feel free to be creative, just make sure that your work is appropriate for general public viewing.
  • Focus on making, not selling — Art Attack is about making artwork in public and sharing that process to promote yourself and your local creative community. While we encourage participants to hand out business cards and other promotional materials, you shouldn’t treat your work space as a vendor booth. If you do plan on selling any artwork during the event, make sure you comply with all local regulations regarding business and vendor licensing.
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