Rogueworks to host All City Elements exhibitWritten by John Dorsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rogueworks is throwing a family picnic and you’re invited. Its All City Elements show is set to kick off at its 3810 W. Alexis Road location on Aug. 20. The two-day event will feature music, visual art, dancing, vendors, performance art, poetry and more. All City Elements was established in conjunction with LoveArtMusic and Archetype Murals.
“There are a lot of divisions in the Toledo arts scene, between the underground artists and the more mainstream community,” said Rogueworks owner Greg Lukasik. “I wanted to start this event so that we could all come together and celebrate as one whole community. We have a 200-foot wall space for artists to work on, which I believe is the largest public art space ever in our area. The idea is to keep things unrefined and to offer inspiration.”
Lukasik founded Rogueworks last October and hasn’t looked back.
“I hear a lot of people always ragging on Toledo, thinking they can’t really make it as an artist here,” he said. “With All City Elements, I want them to see that you don’t have to move to New York or Chicago or L.A., that we do have artists right here in Toledo that have continued to make work year after year. There really are opportunities to make it here. I really want this event to be unique and offer exposure to both established artists and those who are completely unknown.”
Lukasik is currently considering making it an annual event.
“We really have to work together to make a more interesting scene, it’s just great that we have artists like Dustin Hostetler and Yusef Lateef and galleries like Bozarts that are doing great things. I’m actually considering auctioning off the art wall after the artists are done working on it,” he said.
For information, call (419) 475-7979 or e-mail Rogueworks001@gmail.com.