16 artists selected for ‘No Vacancy’ will exhibit at First Friday open houses planned through September
RiNo Art District, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit grassroots arts organization dedicated to fostering a welcoming, creative community where a diversity of artists, residents and businesses thrive, announces the artists selected for ‘No Vacancy,’ a new artist residency program launched by the district in partnership with Menalto Development.
“As a result of this unique partnership with Menalto Development, we’re able to not only bring new to life to this warehouse and provide much-needed space for local artists to create, we will hopefully help broaden the public’s idea of the kinds of art they can find in RiNo Art District,” said Tracy Weil, executive director of RiNo Art District. “We received more than 100 applications for these residencies, and we can’t wait for the community to experience the diverse talent represented by the 16 artists selected.”
The program, which converts an underutilized 10,000-square-foot warehouse at 3722 Chestnut Pl. into temporary studio spaces, fosters a highly collaborative group art experience that will build over the course of the 16 residencies that will take place there, based on the contributions of the artists involved, which include sculptors, performance artists and mixed-media specialists, among others.
Resident artists will each be given a $2,500 stipend and the ability to sell the work they create there or to exhibit their pieces. ‘No Vacancy’ will take no commission on sales or donations.
Artists selected for ‘No Vacancy’ include:
- OddKnock Productions
- Deborah Jang
- Mar Williams
- Pixel Vision
- Johnny Draco
- Mitch Hoffman
- Chris Haven
- Shadows Gather
- Andi Todaro
- Diana & Jeff Merkel
- Waffle Cone Club
‘No Vacancy’ will run through September. The first two artists in residency will begin creating in the space in June. The public is invited to First Friday art showings of their work beginning in July.