The first Gateway Arts Festival starts Saturday, October 20 with “Contained” an outdoor photography exhibit at Grammer’s Bar. The exhibit is 11 shipping containers transformed into mobile galleries featuring regionally, nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, produced in partnership with FOTOFOCUS. Contained is an internationally acknowledged photography show that is free to the public. The event will include an outdoor bar, live performances, food, an OTR raffle and more. Over 40 independent businesses in OTR have donated to the raffle with prizes over $150. The Emery Theatre revival project, The Requiem Project, is producing the Gateway Arts Festival and Contained. Here’s a description from the Requeim Project’s website:
Contained, the inaugural exhibit at the Gateway Arts Festival, features outdoor, site-specific glimpses into the contemporary conversation of photography and a unique look into lens-based fine art. Participating artists have created photographic experiences within the boundaries of 11 large steel shipping containers. The photo-based installations create experiences that surround the viewer, reference sculptural installation practices, and respond to the volume within the confines of the space.
The event is open from 2pm until midnight and is free to the public with a suggested donation of five dollars.