ArtsRevolution April 1 at Revolution Mill, with many UNCG ties

UNCG’s North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center has a big event in the works at Revolution Mill.

On Saturday, April 1, the second annual ArtsRevolution will run 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and offer special workshops for working artists and aspiring artists, as well as a festival that’s open to the entire Greensboro community.

The first part, Artrepreneur, will include 10 art-business workshops led by 14 experts and arts professionals. The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. sessions will focus on managing art as a professional and creating strategies for developing a profitable arts business. Among the speakers are UNCG’s Justin Streuli, director of the NCEC, and Erika Rauer, program director of the Community Arts Collaborative at UNCG’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. You may learn more and register here: http://artsrev2017.eventbrite.com.

The afternoon and evening is a free-admission arts festival named Artapalooza, which will showcase a variety of live performances and work from local artisans. Two UNCG students are among the performers. Tarayjah Hoey is a student in the School of Dance, and she is the founder of Dance Now Cry Later, one of the performing groups. Her company is an educational dance company that participates in outreach programs for at-risk communities. Princess Johnson, is a student of dance and of business at UNCG. She founded another of the ArtsRevolution performing groups, Royal Expressions Contemporary Ballet, and has been an innovator in choreography as well as in bringing renowned dancers and choreographers to Greensboro.

Other performers at the festival portion include theatre groups, musicians, a comedian, a food sculptor and more, and the organizers of the event seek to produce a street festival atmosphere. There will be interactive activities for attendees, such as mural painting. Refreshments will be available from local food trucks.

Developed by the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center in conjunction with Revolution Mill, ArtRevolution involves the planning efforts of other supporting partners, including representatives from CityArts, UNCG School of Music, GTCC’s Business, Creative & Performing Arts, Create Your City and other art community organizations and individuals. The goal of ArtsRevolution is to educate and celebrate the Triad’s multi-faceted art community.

See the website for more information on the event and to register for the Artrepreneur workshops. There is no need to register for the performance and festival portion; it is free and open to the public.

Portions of this copy courtesy of ArtsRevolution.