“Built in Boston” Local Artwork by Art Venue at WorkBar
Art Venue a fantastic new company based out of Boston is connecting local artists with local venues such as cafe's, store fronts, and even office spaces like ourselves! Their first installation here at WorkBar, entitled "Built in Boston" features the artistic works of Ryan DiCicco, Tobias Hathorn, and DS Mangus and launched in May 2011! Read up on the artists here. Art Venue takes an interactive approach to their artwork displays by tagging each piece with a QR code linking the browsing crowd to a page where they can get information about the artwork, the artist and buy the piece on the spot! Outside of the Opening Artist Reception we've had several WorkBar members engage with the pieces in a game-like fashion which is one the interesting components of the Art Venue business model.
As a business that houses many local businesses ourselves within our workspace, it's a priority of ours to support the local community at large and on all levels both inside and outside of our space - which is why we are excited to work with Art Venue and display creative talent!
Art Venue - How is works: [vimeo 22208876 w=400 h=225]
To celebrate the new installation and Art Venue's Boston launch we held an Opening Artist's Reception on Thursday, June 2nd at WorkBar! Fully equipped with a DJ BONZ spinning, True-Event audio, High & Mighty Beer, and the artists themselves, the event was a HUGE success!
This was the first social event we held in our space since our expansion and it was a hit! Here are some highlights:
Derek setting up the lighting:
DJ Booth with BONZ:
Lex on Bar - Serving delicious High & Mighty
An original we found by Tobias later in the evening - SOLD!
About the Author: Evona Niewiadomska is the Events and Digital Media Manager at Workbar. As of January 2013 she is an independent Digital Media & Design Creative with a specialty for infographic design and social media strategy. Check out her website, evonawiktoria.com or contact her via email firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter @evonawiktoria.