The Boulder Arts scene is a powerful asset to this town we all call home. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that, in some way, at some point in each of our lives, art has affected us so deeply that it’s changed something. Now, that change may not have been huge, but the experience you had with art, be it performance, paint, sculpture, writing or anything in between, is a part of you now and no one can take that away from you.
Unfortunately for the arts, it faces a pretty uphill battle when it comes to funding and support in many places. Fortunately for the Boulder arts scene, we love having artists and their contributions as a part of our community, but they need our help to stay a part of our community.
Art as Action, a local non-profit, has worked since 2002 to develop an inclusive creative community where artists of all forms can gather, express, explore and embrace their artistry and the artistry of others.
Each year, Art as Action has a series of Boulder arts-related events that are collaborative pieces mixing various types of art forms to draw people into the creative realm. Most recently, their November production, “Break Open,” featured dancers, poets, musicians and aerialists exploring the power of openness and vulnerability in an increasingly tumultuous world.
The collective also offers several programs designed for the community: Reconnect with Your Body Dance Classes and Young Artivists Performance Lab.
Art as Action gives so much to the Boulder arts community and they’re entering their 2014 performance season, but before they kick off other shows, they have their annual launch party and fundraiser this Friday, April 4th at 7 pm at 6326 Swallow Lane in Boulder. This evening is designed to entertain guests as well as help raise money to fund upcoming shows or programs designed by the non-profit.
Suggested donations at the door are $10-$20 and the festivities will include food, drink, performances and the opportunity for you to create your very own art project. If you can’t make the party, but still want to contribute, you can donate on their site as well.
This party is on the tail end of Boulder Arts Week, so you should already have gone and experienced a great variety of the art that Boulder has to offer. Why not experience the art that a community-driven non-profit in Boulder is creating with your help?
Photo courtesy of Art in Action