In June of 2010, Art on Alberta decided to undergo an organizational transition. We were invited by the Regional Arts and Culture Council to take part in their Cultural Leadership Program, which gave us the opportunity to work directly with professional nonprofit arts consultant George Thorn over the course of the next two years. Thorn has decades of experience as a consultant to nonprofit arts organizations around the United States, and we felt the chance to be able to redefine ourselves after ten years of serving the Alberta Arts District was an offer we couldn’t refuse. We’ve been working closely with Thorn to redefine our role within the community with the intent to remain true to our original mission of bringing exceptional arts and educational programming to Northeast Alberta Street.
Our strategic work thus far has led us to redefine our main focus for 2011. This focus includes restoring a 1960s teardrop trailer into a mobile art gallery to host rotating, monthly shows that can travel around the street, neighborhood, and city to promote Northeast Alberta Street’s arts identity. Watch for its presence this spring!
Art on Alberta announces another fundraiser for their 11th annual 2010 Art Hop murals project on Saturday, April 17, at Radio Room. The 3rd Annual Colour Party, with the theme of “Black & White: Absurdly Bright,” begins at 7:30pm. Proceeds from a suggested entry fee of $10 will go to paint and anti-graffiti materials for murals which will be painted by area underserved youth and the attending public at Art on Alberta 2010 Art Hop, Saturday, May 15, 2010. This event is a themed event for all ages with over $500 in prizes awarded to the best costumes that fit the theme, “Black & White: Absurdly Bright.” Participants are asked to wear outfits of black and white with the addition of one single outrageously bright clothing item, accessory, hair or make-up color, etc. There will be a photo area at the event, jello shots, and colorful dance music. Come have some fun and support Art on Alberta! Radio Room is located at 1101 NE Alberta. For more information about Radio Room and this event, please visit www.radioroompdx.com. For more information about Art on Alberta and Art Hop, go to: www.artonalberta.org.