The Little Big Show August 2017
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City is put together a cultural tourism event in Baker City, Oregon in every year August. This years Little Big Show opening will be on First Friday August 4, 2017 at 6 PM – 9 PM (PDT). The event will be in seven venues/galleries in Baker City. Each gallery will open simultaneously to sell amazing local and regionally produced art for $40.00 a work created by over 160 Artists. The show is scheduled to hang for the entire month.
Modeled after the Big 500 Show in Portland, Or– which brings galleries, artists, buyers together to purchase affordable art, Baker City is expanding on this premise. Thanks to generous grant funders last year to Crossroads we were able to get a huge number of 8”x8” boards to the artists to prepare work on. These original works have no limit to the media type or style—they simply cannot go outside the 8”x8” boundary. The works will be sold for $40 with a portion of each sale going to a charity selected by participating gallery or business owners. The work is to be purchased off the wall and no early sales or previews will be allowed.
This year the seven participating venues:
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, 2020 Auburn Ave Baker City
Short Term Gallery, 1829 Main St Baker City
Peterson’s Gallery and Chocolatier , 1925 Main St Baker City
Broderick Galley 1802 Main St Baker City
Castle Gallery, 1933 First St Baker City
Earth and Vine Wine Bar and Gallery, 2001 Washington Ave Baker City
Copper Belt Tasting Room, 1937 Main St Baker City
Baker City, OR is working very hard to expand its role as arts and cultural destination and with significant grant support has created this cultural tourism event. Each venue with support from their charity will offer music, food and refreshments—plus a few surprises along the way.
Last year Grant funders: Oregon Arts Commission Arts Builds Communities and National Endowment of the Arts, the Autzen Foundation, Ford Family Foundation, Baker County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Cultural Trust, and the Leo Adler Foundation. Support has also been given by Base Camp Baker or Baker County Marketing.
The Little Big Show has a couple important facets- we want to bring a new art audience to Baker City, OR to enjoy our galleries, shops, restaurants and pubs. We want to showcase that all the galleries open new shows on First Friday of each month. Crossroads and our partners want to introduce art lovers to the enormous pool of talented artists in the Northeast Oregon region as well as artists from around the country who have a personal connection to Eastern Oregon. The hope is for regional artists to attract new art collectors. Finally, we hope the audience will support eight charities that are very special to each business owner.” States Ginger Savage, Executive Director Crossroads Carnegie Art Center.
SOME OF MY EARLIER WORK FOR THE SHOW
I see ai still have this as a draft and have not published it so here we go. I created 24 pieces so if you have not gotten down there yet you have one more week to go look before the show is over.