Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission Plans Performance Artist Series

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The Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission is looking for local performance artists of all types, as well as local businesses, to participate in a new series of events beginning next October and extending into 2015.

Expanding on the success of the third Thursday series that featured fine artists displaying their paintings, sculpture, photography and mixed media pieces, the next installment of the program will feature performance artists: musicians, singers, dancers, jugglers, actors, poets, or others who entertain through motion and/or audio senses.

Artists need to have some professional experience and live or work in Wheat Ridge. Artists should be prepared to provide a short performance and to talk about their work to the gathering.

Local businesses with a space conducive to holding a performance artist and a gathering of Wheat Ridge residents, art connoisseurs, and fans are sought to host an event one Thursday evening, 6-7:30 p.m. during the fall, winter and spring months.

Businesses are expected to provide light refreshments and help promote the event in exchange for the publicity, patronage, and opportunity to share in one of the city’s cultural experiences.

Interested artists should send a DVD, CD, or hyperlink to a website or video clip to Commissioner Michael Illo, 11302 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge 80033, mike.illo@yahoo.com or call 720-628-3950. The application deadline for artists is June 30.

Interested businesses should contact Commissioner David Balczo, dbalczo@gmail.com or 720-982-4201.

The Meet the Artist series is organized by the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission as a way to introduce artists and businesses to the community in a casual setting that promotes the arts in Wheat Ridge.