This summer, the very creative and quirky minds at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art created a grant that's community generated and in support of "innovative art makers, wise-crackers and trailblazers based in Arizona."
From a number of submissions from artists throughout Phoenix, five proposals from the local arts community have been chosen and selected artists will present their ideas during an event on August 10 at SMoCA Lounge. And that night, the audience will choose the winner of the grant, aptly titled GOOD 'N PLENTY.
Katan, who programs visual arts, performing, and literary events at SMoCA Lounge, announced this afternoon that finalists had been chosen by a panel of local creatives. The five finalists are Julie Hampton, Tara Logsdon, Mary Lucking, Kim McCloud, Catherine Reid, and artist team John Sparrow and Julie Rada.
Starting at 7 p.m. on August 10, attendees will gather at SMoCA Lounge to hear short pitches and presentations from each of the artists above on what they have the works and what they'd do with the grant money. Each ticket holder then has one vote to place with his or her favorite proposal. And the project with the most votes will be awarded the cash grant of the money raised during the event and during SMoCA's Arm Wrestling for Art, which took place last month.
Tickets include an assortment of desserts from La Grande Orange, coffee from Cartel Coffee Lab are and are on sale for $10 through Scottsdale Performing Arts or by calling 480-499-8587. And believe Katan, seating is limited.
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