"Engage Creative" is a tri-monthly showcase, hosted by yours truly, featuring local artists of various mediums including music, visual arts, dance, and poetry. In the future I'd like to feature more live painting as well as local clothing designers.
The aim of this event is to help artists, established and emerging, to come out and socialize with other artistically driven individuals. Our first event was on the 5th of March 2016, at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa. The turnout was better than expected, and I think I may have a new addiction as a show host! The level of interest in poetry reading was phenomenal. Poetry is hard to network, especially with younger generations who don't show an interest in it. I think a long-term commitment to having poetry part of these events will encourage people to get involved and speak up.
One of the reasons that there is such enthusiasm from our community artists comes from not having a space fee to pay to display their work. The AFC is a non-profit venue, here to promote and support YOU! Our intention is to hold these events bi or try-monthly depending on the schedule of the venue.
Artists can contact me to ask questions and inquire about reserving a spot!
If you've never participated in a show before, READ HERE to find out how to be better prepared!