Public hangings are back in vogue. At least the one hosted by Art Detour, the much-beleaguered annual tour of galleries and artist studios that this weekend is celebrating its 24th anniversary.
The Art Detour Public Hanging will feature 40-odd artists, both amateur and professional, whose work will be hung at Artlink's A.E. England Gallery during Art Detour, March 16 through 18.
The conceit of the exhibit is that all artwork submitted will be shown.
The event, a fundraiser for Artlink, gives weekend artists with no gallery representation a chance to show their work. No artist is featured, Oleskow says, and none of the work is for sale. Artists' information will be available at the gallery, so that interested patrons can connect with the artists they've admired.
Oleskow isn't sure if the Hanging will become an annual thing or not. "It should be," he says, "because the grass roots nature of this exhibit gives the whole event a different focus."
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The A.E. England Gallery is located at Civic Space Park, 424 North Central Avenue. There is a Metro Light Rail stop next to the Gallery. For more information, visit the Artlink website.