Fifty art makers, 24 hours, one community space. Oh, boy.
Reynoldstown-based community arts center WonderRoot is going to try it out at its first Art Lock-in from 8 p.m. Sept. 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6. They’re looking for painters, illustrators, filmmakers, ceramicists, photographers, musicians and writers of all skill levels and art interests to work together, so long as they’ll do it for 24 hours. Materials will be provided, although participants are welcome to bring their own.
The idea came from the non-profit art center’s interns, who must have seen some late-night possibilities for the dark room, pottery studio, recording studio, computer labs and gallery spaces there.
“I don’t know what to expect,” WonderRoot Executive Director Chris Appleton said. “Forty or 50 people locked into WonderRoot together sounds a little bit dangerous.”
Dangerous, maybe, but productive, too — all 24 hours will be documented on photo and video, and all the lock-in artwork will go on display on WonderRoot’s gallery walls during the rest of September.
Want to go?
Art Lock-in exhibition reception, 8-11 p.m. Sept. 10, WonderRoot Community Arts Center. Free.