BLART- Black Art & Activism Exhibit and Fundraiser
Time & Location
About the Event
We were excited to be opening a brick and mortar co-working space and cultural hub for education, collaboration, and community in the 413 area! Before we formally opened as an inclusive and reliable co-working space, we committed to being a community resource first, and have thus decided to open our doors the best way we know how -- with YOU in mind!
Thank you for joining us on Friday, October 30, 2020, for a community soft opening event we've entitled “BLART: Black Art and Activism”! The BLART Exhibit was a multimedia art experience and fundraiser to support the growth and development of The Ethnic Study Co-working Space, and future projects like BLART. The Ethnic Study’s Soft Opening community event adhered to Covid-19 Safety Protocols (SEE BELOW) and included yummy hors d'oeuvres that are locally sourced. It was be held at 222 Worthington Street, Springfield, MA.
About the Exhibit:
SEE, FEEL, AND HEAR the stories of pain and perseverance, struggle and strength, revolution, resilience, and radical hope as 413 creatives gather to tell their stories of Black Art and Activism in 2020. Come for the people, stay for the art, leave with a new perspective. BLART is sure to be the first of many creative community events hosted by The Ethnic Study and its community partners.
Keeping Covid-19 Safety in mind, we have designed a unique and safe viewing experience for all who attend the soft opening. Community members should reserve their event tickets at www.theethnicstudy.org by visiting the “Events“ page and picking the specific time slot at which they wish to attend. The time slot you RSVP for will be YOUR TIME; accommodations will be hard to make for folks who miss their time slot! Upon arrival, attendees will begin their experience in a music-filled waiting space where they will check-in for contact tracing purposes and receive information about The Ethnic Study Collaborative Workspace and Café. They will then be prompted to sanitize hands and enter the exhibit floor as they begin their walkthrough of the gallery, guided by floor signs and exhibit assistants.
Before exiting the exhibit floor, attendees will have their choice to either return to their vehicles and send in a video testimonial of their experience OR stop by our restaurateur neighbor at 1636 North where they can enjoy finger foods served with Covid 19 foodservice protocols in place and debrief about their experience with 2 Ethnic Study facilitators. Our gallery spaces will be sanitized at 15-minute intervals between groups.
***Attendees are asked to wear masks and adhere to proper social distancing/ Covid 19 related safety protocols while in the space and stay home if they are experiencing Covid 19 symptoms as outlined by the CDC.
WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU!
-Steph & Sim, Cofounders of The Ethnic Study