Now in its 10th iteration, Art in the Bar is a thriving example of how art transcends galleries and museums.
Resourceful artists have moved paintings, sculptures and performances into storage containers, warehouses, coffeeshops--any place with a wall or a surface can become a display space. Made of self-proclaimed "gallery rejects," creating what they describe as "urban and edgy" pieces, or work that is often raw and uncensored, Art in the Bar not only shows that art can happen anywhere, but the art displayed is often experimental or unconventional.
Need an antidote for the kind of art that triggers a bad case of middle-of-the-road malaise? Hit the bar.
Work of more than 50 artists will be on display, with several crowd favorites back for a return engagement, including Khara Oxier (oil and acrylic paintings), Rob Reyff (airbrushed animal skulls/bones) and Kim Vader (robots made out of appliances). Local singer-songwriter Anderson Mitchell will provide a folk/blues backdrop and the bar part of Art in the Bar will happily be open for business.