In 2013, there are all sorts of tools artists can use to generate support for their creative endeavors. Indiegogo campaigns fund yarn-bombing projects; Kickstarter contributors recently pour millions into a Veronia Mars film.
In return, supporters are rewarded production credit, a DVD copy of the movie or simply the satisfaction of having supported an artistic endeavor.
In Northeast LA, though, crowd-funders are given a much tastier "thank you."
NELAart's micro-grant competition--which in past months has served up soup from Ba restaurant and pastries from local chefs--will return on Saturday with an event held at the Highland Café.
The event, which costs attendees $10, includes "tastes from the Highland Café" and a chance to vote on one of the three art projects that will be presented during the evening. The winning art project takes home the night's admission fees.
This month's presenters include:
- Liz Femi will present a sample of her one-woman show: Take Me to the Poorhouse, a children's story for adults with universal themes in an African setting
- The Trade City Pop Wagon: Kris Swick, brings a 20-foot trailer performance space, featuring up-and-coming non-commercial artists and performers whose work does not fit within traditional institutional and gallery archetypes. There will be a half-block field trip to see the venue.
- Josef Brey-Ali will present his conceptual Spoke & Art Rides, where the monthly guided bike tour becomes the art itself using local architecture, galleries, music, and theater.
NELAart's Micro-grant event, hosted by the Highland Café and Digicolor, will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Highland Café at 5010 York Blvd.