“In Progress” is a two night event hosted by Creative Rights, an Ann Arbor-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The event will allow attendees a unique window into artists’ creative process. The event will host upwards of thirty artists of all mediums: musicians, painters, photographers, metal smiths, installation artists, dancers, actors, and more. Many of the artists are local Creative Rights clients from Ann Arbor and Detroit. Each night will begin with gallery time accompanied by live music, during which attendees will have the opportunity to view works of art that are currently in the process of being created and partially complete. Artists will be on hand to discuss their work and explore possible new directions with the audience. Performance artists will then show their pieces consecutively, offering the audience the opportunity to see each piece live. Afterward, attendees will have the chance to seek out any artists with whom they choose to discuss the direction of their work, the creative process, or possibilities for the future.
On Friday, September 14th, from 8pm-11pm, an opening reception will be held to celebrate Creative Rights’ debut show (the first of many more to come). We will bring in the night in cocktail attire with a string quartet, which will be followed by a variety of performances and a live jazz band. Tickets for this distinct preview event will be available on the Creative Rights website for $35. Noted artists, designers, professors, and creative professionals will be on site to participate and help facilitate a unique, constructive, art-oriented conversation.
On Saturday, September 15th, the show will be open to the public for $5 at the door and will run from 7pm-2am. It will begin with extended performances, including dance, performance art, and excerpts from original plays. The performances will be followed by live music from Hush, Love, Ivan Grass, Deastro, Portsman, Douglaslaneallen, and others.
Each evening will be a celebration of the local arts communities in both Ann Arbor and Detroit, and will give attendees an introduction to Creative Rights and the impact its services are making on the creative community.
Food, beer, and wine will be available both nights.
Creative Director Ben Stange. Produced by Charlie LaCroix Art Brokerage.
40 + Artists from Ann Arbor and Detroit: Dancers, Painters, Metal Smiths, Installation Artists, Playwrights, + more / Live Music / Beer & Wine
For more information visit www.creative-rights.org/
FEATURING ARTWORK BY:
Syropoulos Rex, Jazz /// The Echo String Quartet, String quartet /// Hush, Love, Indie Pop /// Ivan Grass, Acoustic /// Portsman, Rap /// Deastro, Indie Rock /// Douglaslaneallen, Irish Bouzouki