ART maniFESTation was a VIBE
Relive the magic of ART maniFESTation! On May 13th, we brought you an extraordinary day filled with art, music, and unforgettable experiences. If you were there, you already know the thrill. If you missed it, don't worry – we'll catch you next year!
As the clock struck 12 PM, the festivities exploded into full swing. Live music echoed through the air, creating a pulsating rhythm that set the tone for the day. Local artists showcased their incredible talent, their masterpieces speaking volumes about the power of creativity and self-expression.
The event boasted not just one, but three indoor gallery spaces, each a treasure trove of artistic marvels. Visitors were transported into worlds of imagination as they explored the curated collections, marveling at the depth and diversity of artistic expressions. The energy was contagious, igniting conversations and forging connections that would leave a lasting impact.
But ART maniFESTation was more than just an art exhibition. It was an immersive experience, offering interactive activities and engaging workshops for all ages. Families reveled in the joy of creation, as children's laughter filled the air during hands-on art activities. Attendees delved into the world of art therapy, discovering the healing power of creativity and its ability to uplift the spirit.
Of course, no festival is complete without delectable treats and mouthwatering delights. Food vendors tantalized taste buds with an array of culinary delights, offering a fusion of flavors that satisfied every craving. And as the sun set on the horizon, the ambiance transformed into a magical wonderland, with mesmerizing projections and stunning light displays that added an ethereal touch to the evening.
ART maniFESTation was not just an event; it was a testament to the transformative power of art. It brought communities together, bridging the gap between different backgrounds and experiences. It ignited a passion for artistic expression, reminding us all of the profound impact that creativity has on our lives.
As the curtains fell on this extraordinary event, we extend our deepest gratitude to every artist, attendee, volunteer, and supporter who made ART maniFESTation a resounding success. Your enthusiasm and unwavering support have allowed us to create an event that will be etched in our memories forever.
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements and join us on our journey to unlock the boundless possibilities of art and creativity. Together, let's continue to rise up and make our world a more vibrant and inspiring place.
We showcased an incredible lineup of local talent at our three gallery spaces. If you fell in love with any artwork at the event, now is your chance to explore and support these talented artists. Check out their Instagram profiles and discover their unique creations:
Jarbath Art, LLC (Katiana Smith) - @jarbathart
Jackie Cushing - @jackie_cushing_art
lionheART Bridgeport - @lionheartct
Akosua's Wonderful World Of Art - @awwoa_
James Gaffney - @jgaffneyart
Kevin Boudreau - @kevinboudreau_
Faustin Adeniran - @faustinadeniran
Jaii Marc Renee - @jaii_marc_art
Heather Herindeen - @lights.and.darks
Chris Gann - @lights.and.darks
Julie Bergeron - @hartford.art
Marsh John - @marshunart
Mercury - @mercury___________________
Trae Brooks - @traesart
Lauren Clayton - @studio162design
Complimenting our one of our Gallery spaces was also a film screening of local videographer, Enrique Lebron, and all the work he has captured of Hartford's street art and creative scene. In addition, he screened his latest short-film, Inmate. Follow him at @retrospective_films.
Electric Jungle: Immersive Experience Artists:
Our exclusive Immersive Experience took attendees on a journey through a sensory wonderland. Let's recognize the creative team behind this mind-bending exhibit:
Mercury: Creative Design & Build - @mercury___________________
Ryan Glista: Digital Projection Design - @ryanglista
Matt Conway: Producer - @mjc_riseup
Dance by Carolyn Paine The Ballet School of Stamford Foundation Sonia Plumb Dance Company
Animation by Kristen Innes Stambolic
Roto by Jacob Rodier
Tech consultation by Mike Demers and Joe Gates
Watch a preview from Instagram:
Our stage came alive with the electrifying performances of local artists and the charismatic Joey Batts as our emcee. Relive the energy and talent of these incredible performers:
Joey Batts: EmCee - @rapjoeybatts
DreGottheBlues - @dregottheblues
DJ Ch'Varda - @ch_varda
DJ Gameboy - @dj_gameboy
Love Light Galaxy - @lovelightgalaxy
Nick Rose - @nxckrxse
Suave Ski & Yungvicecity - @suaveskimusic
Bonzoraps - @bonzoraps
Balkun Brothers - @balkunbrothers
HANEEF NELSON - @NEEFJAZZ
Murf - @megamurf5
KWDAGOAT - @thatswonder
DJ Allison Beavers - @angrybeav_
In addition to the live music, in the evening the Spaghetti Warehouse was lit up with a projection mapping experience, including a stunning performance by Annika Rhea.
We had three incredible body artists and models gracing us with their creative talents: Joy Monroe (@soulofart), Alicia Cobb (@art_simplicated), and Kameisha Chavies (@shawnaechavies)
Thanks to the team at Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, our event was surrounded by talented vendors who brought their unique creations. Show some love to these local artisans and crafters:
Akosua's Wonderful World Of Art - https://awwoa3.wixsite.com/my-site
ALRossArt - www.ALRossArt.com
Amanda Mendoza Art - https://amandamendozaart.square.site/
Angelina's Creations - @angelina.creations
Art by Anna Mae - @annaomae
Art from Our Hearts - @taniaalfonsoart
Caged Nephilim - @Caged_Nephilim
DailyDelightsCo - www.DailyDelightsCo.Etsy.com
Dana Ate Oatmeal! - @danaateoatmeal
Geevanesam Devakanmalai - @geevanesams
Huneebee Project - www.huneebeeproject.com
Ital Creations LLC - @ital_creations_llc
Jaii Marc Renee LLC - www.jaiimarcart.com
Jarbath Art, LLC - www.jarbathart.com
Jodi Cup of Health, LLC - @jodicupofhealth
Kana Cayvana Visionary Services - Kanacayvana.com
Kevin Boudreau - @kevinboudreau_ (Website: Kbooart.com)
lionheART Bridgeport - @lionheartct