Open for Business is a city art exhibition set to run from Oct. 8 through Jan. 29 that aims to call attention local businesses in Tempe.
The project will feature art works installed throughout downtown Tempe businesses and at the ASU Art Museum. Sixteen artists will feature their work; each piece will address the importance of each business. Together, these pieces will invite the public to interact with the businesses' spaces along a guided map tour. (And you know how we feel about maps ...)
Check out more details and participating artists/businesses after the jump ...
The Cast (curated by John D. Spiak): Peter Bugg in collaboration with Ryan Peter Miller, Cyndi Coon, Wendy Furman, Jon Haddock, Saskia Jorda, Tania Katan, Mary Lucking, Matthew Mosher, Adam Murray, Marco Rosichelli, Erin V. Sotak, David Tinapple, Chris Todd, Jen Urso, Nic Wiesinger, and Whitney Zamá.
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The Businesses: La Bocca, Rula Bula, Caffé Boa, The Shoe Mill, Brand X Custom T-Shirts, Monti's La Casa Vieja, Mood Swings Salon, Fascinations, Cartel Coffee Lab, Buffalo Exchange, The Bicycle Cellar, The Headquarters, ASU Art Museum, and Downtown Tempe Community, Inc. (Public Parking Structures)
The opening reception will be on Friday, October 8 from 7 to 9 p.m.. Free public lectures and conversations will take place throughout the run of the exhibition.
Stay tuned for more information about the exhibition, and in the meantime, visit the official Open For Business facebook page.