Because we said we would, it was part of the deal to keep Art Alley legal (remember the big meeting at The Dahl in 2013?) and because it's not too much to ask. Art Alley is not a park, and it is not something anyone is entitled to have. It will not exist unless everyone approaches it
without an attitude of entitlement. Those are not your buildings you are painting on! Everywhere else in town painting on other people's buildings is illegal, and all that the building owners (and businesses which occupy them) have asked is that there is a bit more order - and less "no
rules" chaos - at the core of Art Alley. We came up with the "Art Alley Artist Guild" concept and that pleases them, provided it works. The Art Alley Artist Guild needs to exist because Art Alley only works when people do more than just "take" and actually "give" back to Art Alley.
We "Take" from Art Alley every time we paint on a wall (remember, unless you own the building, it's not your building you are painting on without worrying about getting arrested). It doesn’t matter how good or bad it is, both are a “take” (if having art painting on a building was such a great idea, every single building in town would have a painting on it . . . they don‘t).
We "Give" to Art Alley when we put the needs of Art Alley ahead of our own needs. When we put the needs of Art Alley before our own, it stands the chance to become sustainable and to exist far into the future. It's a worthy endeavor: that which we do for ourselves dies with us, but that which we do for others lives on. That’s why the Art Alley Artist Guild is not about self, but rather provides an opportunity to show that people can create something that lives beyond those who are involved right now, and leave something that will be there for those who will come up the path after us (if we can do this right, Art Alley will exist for people who are not even born yet), and that would be amazing! Your art isn’t enough, there has to be dedication to Art Alley that exists beyond the art (that's not our rule but it is The Rule).The Art Alley Artist Guild exists because chaos does not achieve predictable results, and rarely are the results desired (we've seen that before and it didn't work out well). Art Alley has never existed without the
people involved being dedicated to it, and who could see its purpose beyond their own desires. That is what will create a sustainable Art Alley. Viva la Art Alley 2.0!
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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.