Friday, 9/12- The Final installment of Art Night Downtown saw the live creation of a mural to promote the launch of Arts Rapid City's new website, artsrapidcity.org. The mural was created by artists, AMP and SIAMESE. The website features arts happenings throughout the Black Hills, as well as an artists directory. If you are a local artist, be sure to create a profile on the directory!
Friday/Saturday, 9/12-13- Nebraska graffiti artist, CLOZE arrived for a weekend painting vacation. CLOZE was Nebraska's first graffiti artist, introducing the artform to his region in 1997. CLOZE enjoyed his time in Art Alley, and was particularly impressed by the hospitality of the locals. Why? We're not sure. SIAMESE took him out to dinner, and then realized he didn't have his wallet, forcing CLOZE to pay for the entire meal...hehe
Sunday/Monday, 9/14-15/14- Seattle artist, Cheyenne Randall, and Santa Fe artist, Jaque Fraqua created a massive "Protect the Sacred" mural for Honorthetreaties.org overnight. By Monday afternoon images of the mural had spread across the world. More info on this can be found in our last blog (which coincidentally also became widespread as it contained the most information available on the mural).
UPDATE: Seattle Weekly just featured an adapted version of our blog. It contains more info then our original, but is based on our original premise. You can see theirs HERE
Tuesday, 9/15/14- Art Alley Artists' Guild OPEN PAINT SESSIONS
Art Alley Artists' Guild hosts Open Paint Sessions every third Tuesday of the month. This week Rapid City Public Library brought their teen advisory program down to participate.
Friday, 9/19/14- Art Alley Artists' Guild 8am "Coffee and Conversations" at the Factory Salon. Open to the public. Anyone interested in Art Alley is encouraged to come join in the conversation!
Here is what was discussed.
-Featuring guild member profiles on the blog so people can get to know the people behind the scenes in the alley.
-ways to get artists involved from more genres of art/ welcoming back artists that feel displaced in the alley through collaborative projects.
-we took a look at the generation of local graffiti artists coming up in place of the former generation, and evaluated our mentorship of them.
We will continue to share these weekly happenings, and encourage you to share with us. We feel it is important to document all the amazing things that happen here, and hope you will help us identify and document these things as well, as all things in this space are so temporary.