Art in the hood


Every year the artists in my neighborhood hold an area wide art festival. Shops and homes open their doors to the community and artists from all genres exhibit their works. I love the event because it's a great time to meet the people in the community and also to see some fabulous works of art. In all of the years that I have lived here though, I have never participated in the art festival. I have only been a spectator. I think it's about time for me to get involved as a participant. I have no idea what I would do though. It would have to be something related to photography and music. I also want whatever I do to be something interactive. A few years ago, I did a photo exhibit where I took a photo of the guests using a large wooden frame and cardboard mustache. It was a fun project that I should do more. It would be perfect for the art festival.


It would also be nice to have a song playing in the background on continuous loop. When people come to visit the exhibit there would be various instruments in the same key as the loop so everyone can add to the music. If anyone reading this knows how I can do that, please let me know so I can set it up for next year's festival.


Today, I only saw a few exhibits. The one in the photo is of a woman who makes art using rice sacks. It was very interesting to see her works and how she transformed something as ordinary and disposable as a rice sack into a work of art. Each piece was a bit expensive so I didn't buy anything but I was inspired by her unique approach. I think I will go back tomorrow or the day after. She promised to pain anything I brought to her. I am thinking about having her paint a shirt or jacket. I have always wanted a hand painted shirt or jacket. There is no way anyone else will have the same piece. I am the type of person who will pour gasoline of a piece of clothing and burn it to ash if I see someone else wearing the exact same thing. I will find out what she can do and let you know how it turns out.





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