The beat of the street was the theme for this month's Open Paint Sessions. Art Alley Guild hosted the first summer Open Paint Sessions on Saturday, June 20 from 2-4pm in Art Alley. Participants of all ages were welcome to try their hand at street art, graffiti and so much more.
Young and old a like joined Guild Members Tyler "Siamese" Read, Felix "Neverland", Anastasia Smith and Tone while picking up a spray paint can, creating a stencil or just enjoying the creative atmosphere. Over 50 participants journeyed into Art Alley, created and engaged.
All Open Paint Sessions are family friendly, free and open to the public. The Art Alley Guild is committed to being a positive creative outlet, dedicated to the sustainability and accessibility of Art Alley through innovation and community engagement.
To learn more or be apart of this creative group check out http://www.artalleyrc.com/
Check out the minutes from Tuesday's Guild meeting.
Art Alley Guild Minutes | 6/9/2015
• Art Alley Guild is committed to being a positive creative outlet, dedicated to the sustainability and accessibility of Art Alley through innovation and community engagement.
The Art Alley Guild meets monthly on the second Tuesday from 5-7pm in the Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery at the Dahl Arts Center. This group is a volunteer group and everyone is welcome to attend the free meetings.
• Introduction of guild members
o 8 participants were in attendance.
• Summer time line – see attachment.
o A volunteer e-mail will be sent out following the meeting detailing the events and volunteer opportunities available to the guild members.
o Photographers, art assistants, clean up etc. opportunities available
• Bunker Hill clean-up day.
o Pat Wyss offered to pay for supplies to facilitate clean-up of Bunker Hill. Graffiti has been spotted on rocks and cement areas on top of Bunker Hill. The Guild will purchase the supplies for a clean-up day. Volunteer assignments will follow.
• Building & Business owners meeting June 25 6pm-8pm.
o A building and business owners meeting will take place on June 25. This meeting will discuss summer programming as well as the issues and concerns for the building and business owners. This meeting is free and open to the public.
• RedCan Paint Jam
o July 11 in Rapid City. See website www.artalleyrc.org for more detailed information. A volunteer list will be set out later.
o A summer buff and paint day were discussed as a way to help lift up the look of the alley.
o Guild members were encouraged to share information on the Facebook page.
o We also encouraged members to volunteer to be a guest blogger for the Art Alley blog.
o We were reminded that mentoring one individual is easier than trying to mentor a whole community. We need to engage at the community level but also at the individual level.
Art Alley Guild
The Art Alley Guild is committed to being a positive creative outlet, dedicated to the sustainability and accessibility of Art Alley through innovation and community engagement.