Art in the Bar V marks the fifth locally fueled art show in two years sponsored by Dead Bird Gallery, and it's returning to the Knitting Factory on Saturday, Feb. 18. Artists pay a minimal fee to have a booth in the Knitting Factory and the public is welcome to attend gratis.
Dead Bird Gallery owners Ellen DeAngelis and Wayne Crans research and contact Idaho artists constantly to produce this event every three months.
"We try to bring half returning artists and half new," said DeAngelis of every show.
Inspiration for Art in the Bar began long ago in a small gallery space in the Idaho Building.
"How much your art can sell for should not be its only merit," said DeAngelis, explaining how difficult exposure as an unknown Idaho artist was for her.
Art in the Bar considers itself a non-pretentious art event. Experienced art lovers and novices alike can be completely struck walking past a new booth.
DeAngelis said she hopes attendees will have "One of those moments where you think, Oh my God, where have you been?"
Art in the Bar boasts the work of more than 40 local artists.
With any large supply of artists comes an equal demand for libations and creations. Both can be purchased from noon-10 p.m., all ages are welcome, but you'll need your ID for the libations part.