It is almost time for the Hillsborough County Arts Council's annual Five by Five show! This year the event will be held October 18th, 8-11pm, at the Tampa Museum of Art. Tickets to attend will be $10 each. However, attendance is free for participating artists.
What is Five by Five?
It is a fundraising event to raise money "for
artist grants and workshops through the sale of artwork". The event will have live music & performance artists but the big draw will be the hundreds of pieces of original art for sale.
* Each piece of art will be sold for $25 dollars.
* Each artwork measures 5" x 5". If 3d, it can not be more than 5" deep.
* Pieces are donated by artists worldwide and can be in a variety of mediums. BUT they are all signed on the back, so you don't know who made it until you buy it.
Want to donate your work?
You may submit up to 2 pieces to this event for free. As of this moment, there are still a few days left. All work must be received by 9/20 at 4pm at the Arts Council office in downtown Tampa. There is also an online entry form to fill out. Click Here for a few rules and to find the form
It is for a good cause: you will help support artist grants & services.
You get to add the show to your list of exhibitions.
Plus you get into the Oct. 18th party for free!
Not in Tampa? You can still enjoy the art.
For an online gallery of last year's artworks click here.
After Oct. 4 this year's sneak peek online gallery will be found here.
Catch a few early glimpses over in the Arts Council of Hillsborough County's facebook photo stream.
I always seem to miss this show - but not this year. Some things are coming together (at the last minute, as usual), so I'll have at least one piece dropped off before deadline.
I hope you get a chance to play along or at least come to the party! If you'll be donating or attending, drop me a note. I'd love to hear from you.