By Lark Gilmer
Art Lives at Schmidt Artist Lofts. For the last several years, we have not only created art but also produced unique events to display and sell local artworks. This fall we are offering something more—a chance to see art from a new perspective: Watch Art Happen at our Open Palette during the Schmidt • West 7th Art Crawl October 7-9.
An ‘Open Palette’ is like an ‘Open Mic’ for visual art. One right after the other, in succession, each artist will have 45 minutes to create a work of art evoked/inspired by their musical playlist, live accompaniment or other creative means in front of a live audience.
“It’s a wonderful way to understand process and technique in a manner that is creatively challenging for the artist,” said MaryBeth Garrigan, Open Palette Coordinator. “The work produced is often aspirational.”
Finished works will be hung in the Landmark Gallery and offered for sale during Art Crawl weekend and the rest of October.
Throughout the Schmidt Brewhouse, over 50 artists—popular favorites and new residents—will be exhibiting their work during Art Crawl weekend. Come browse, chat with the artists, or get a jump on your holiday shopping. Other local West 7th Art District businesses, such as Friedli Gallery and the Center for Lost Objects, will also be hosting Art Crawl events. Make a day of it with food and libations conveniently available on the Schmidt campus at ROK and Keg & Case Market. Or, amble down West 7th Street and Randolph Avenue for more F&B options—Shamrock’s, White Squirrel, A-Side Public House and the Burger Dive are local faves.
There is always something unique and new at The Schmidt. Begin your Art Crawl here at the Schmidt on West 7th.
October 7-9, Friday: 6-9 pm; Saturday: noon to 7 pm; Sunday: noon to 5 pm. Schmidt Artist Lofts, 900 W. 7th Street
Schmidt Art Crawl returns this fall
By Lark Gilmer