One of the best things about living near a major city, is all the cultural events that take place. Whether it’s a concert, an art show, trap kareoke (that’s next week), an exclusive movie screening, a festival, hearing a nationally renowned author, speaker, activist, etc, – I’m there. So it occurred to me – why not share the wealth and talk a little more about all the places I’ve been and things I do. Especially since we’re all out here trying to live our best life and there’s value in being clued in to dope stuff you may not have otherwise known was there. Right?
Well, last night was such an event. Pancakes and Booze Art show is an event that takes place around the country where local artists are given the space to share & sell their work. With djs, live body painting taking place, and original artwork of all kinds on display, it’s an art lovers dream. (The size of the line to get in- and the crowds inside- are a testament to that.) And to top it off, you get free all you can eat pancakes- hence the title (there’s also a cash bar, but of course.) All that for the grand price of $5 at the door or $10 for advance “VIP” tickets (which were seriously worth it since they allowed me to bypass that line I was just talking about).
My only disappointment with this event was that I didn’t get to see or take pictures of everything I wanted to. There were literally so many people inside that to stop at every booth you wanted was difficult, if not impossible. But regardless, I had a great time, I saw some beautiful work, and for the art I saw from a distance but couldn’t get to, well- I plan to do a little IG
stalking searching the particular ones whose art I feel I need in my life. As someone that follows a number of artists on Instagram and begun collecting art that as a part of my home, and also office, sanctuary, I was in heaven with being able to add to the list of people to look out for. A few I was able to capture are the following:
This first artist managed to perfectly capture scenes from Friday.
These two prints below are ones I ended up purchasing (because, duh, Prince and Beyoncé). But that was only after I went through every print he had including a BAD-ASS one of Jill Scott (the large original was just…man!), and ones of Amy Winehouse, Sade, and Michelle Obama.
But trust me when I say these were but two of many displays that were at Pancakes and Booze. If you get a chance I highly encourage you to check out if they’re coming to a city near you at www.pancakesandbooze.com/. If we don’t support our own, who will?