A few times a year, The ARTbar gets the opportunity to install a window exhibit in the foyer of the Santora Arts Building where we have our studio. A big challenge for me is always, "What to share??"
There are so many facets of The ARTbar! And it's true that many of you would probably even describe us in different ways. To some it is a gathering place: a social way to get together with different artists and share our art. To others it is a place to learn new art techniques and about new products. Some still even show up (when we are closed) thinking we are an art store. And if you ask one of our mental health clients, they might say that The ARTbar is a time to relax and feel at peace, a break from all their worries and a chance to look at life a little differently.
There are so many facets to what we do and who we are! Well, of course -- The ARTbar has been here for over 13 years! And as the creator behind it, I have been changing as well.
My own creative journey has led me through many ups and down, as I am sure yours has too. So what better way to celebrate our journeys than to create an exhibit that invites all of you to participate!
We have many beautiful footprints already up in the display, with more being added every week. If you would still like to submit a footprint for the exhibit, it’s not too late. Simply slide it under our door with the entry form. You may also email us a .jpg of our art (and the form) with a story you would like to tell about your personal art journey
The exhibit “Created to Create: My Sacred Art Journey” celebrates how art opens our hearts to change, healing, love, God, beauty, possibility, purpose . . . and wherever else it might be leading you.
I am excited to share your stories in the upcoming weeks!