For this year's annual award dinner, the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center awarded the Alleyway Art Project with the "Beautification/Preservation Award".
It was a sweet evening of old friends and new friends. We're feeling so much gratitude to live in this generous and vibrant community on the coast. <3
Appreciation to The Community Foundation of Mendocino County for believing in this project and non-profit partner, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens for working with us on the inaugural mural.
More art to come!!
The Rhododendron: Pink Delight sponsored by the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
What: Unveiling of the first Alleyway Art Project – The Rhododendron: Pink Delight with live music, food and blossom giveaways!
Who: Flockworks, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Community Foundation of Mendocino County, American Rhododendron Society: Noyo Chapter
When: Friday, May 25 (6pm – 8pm)
Where: 300 N. Main Street – back lot (Coast Hardware & Radio Shack parking lot)
Join us for The Alleyway Art Project’s (AAP) first completed mural. The AAP is a Flockworks'
Community Art project matching local artists with local organizations or businesses to create art installations with QR codes (links readable by mobile phones) to a website with information about each installation, the artist, co-sponsors, the inspiration, and any history or fun facts that relate to the design. The Rhododendron was designed by local artist Ferric Decay and was sponsored by The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Live band The Hot Club of Comptche will be playing Gypsy swing music. Guests will get a sneak peek at other murals proposed in the art corridor and there will be food and drink.
The End of Odd Fellows Art Exhibits
Amazing ... For over a decade, Art@OddFellows series featured unique exhibits each month of local arts presented by local artists. Over 2,000 adults and thousands of local children & young people have been part of the series. As many as 14,000 visitors each year enjoyed the shows and over $600,000 in sales meant local art found its way into homes near and far. Funds have been raised for local concerns like Otsuchi Recovery, raising local food, ocean issues, children's needs and much, much more. With music, poetry, writing, dance, and film, we've woven collaborations with visual arts over the years.
It all began by asking to borrow the space for one show...
Thanks to the generosity of the owner, historic Odd Fellows hall, built in 1878, has been a magnificent community gathering place for all this! Now the owner's interest to sell means Art@OddFellows wrapped in February 2018 with a final show called "Creative Voices". With over 300 markers, age 5 to 7, the exuberance of children's papermache masks and team paintings, combined with the Women's March in placards & photos, stunning Harvest Coats of Susan B. Wood and special Flockworks new projects. These diverse "voices" were a perfect ending, reflecting our dedication to creative community.