ANNOUNCING Hatch 2.0
What materializes when creative hands and minds meet and meld with a miscellany of stuff that might otherwise be destined for the landfill? In other words, what do you get when you mix together equal parts imagination and creative energy of dozens of talented artists with bottle caps, door knobs, deconstructed trophies, rusty metal machine parts, scrap paper, bits and pieces of this, that and what have you – for a second time because the first one was SO successful and fun??
Hatch was the first-ever creative-reuse art festival produced by The I.D.E.A. Store, a Champaign, Illinois-based creative-reuse marketplace and social earned-income enterprise of the The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation. The festival featured a juried art fair and juried art exhibition, and took place in and near downtown Champaign, a hip & happening entertainment district that is home to art galleries and studios, funky shops, and trendy bars and restaurants.
Hatch 2.0 kicks off again with a really cool art exhibition featuring repurposed art and functional design by some of the Midwest’s most innovative creative-reuse artists and designers. Exhibited work will range from assemblage, collage, jewelry, fiber and paper arts to re-imagined objects for home and garden from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014, with a festive opening reception at the host site of the art exhibition, The Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., Champaign. The Hatch 2.0 exhibition will continue through March 15, 2014.
The second exciting component of Hatch 2.0 is an all-day art fair on Saturday, March 15 where artist-vendors will offer all manner of creative-reuse art for sale. The art fair will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in the gymnasium and activity room at the Savoy Recreation Center, 402 Graham in Savoy, Illinois. This venue offers more space for even more buyable art!
Mark your calendars! Plan to support Hatch 2.0!
How can you get involved?
Share our event posters, our facebook page on your facebook, our website info and TALK about it! We are pretty lucky as a community this size to pull something like this together. With this event, We want to put CU on the map as a community that supports creative-reuse and all that it stands for.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Hatch 2.0 art fair and exhibition information and applications as we plan!
We could sure use your help! If you’d like to assist with tasks leading up to and during the festival, please send an email to email@example.com or call The I.D.E.A. Store, 217-352-7878 to let us know!
We will be updating this site and our facebook page often with the latest info on the event. Stay in touch as we post lists of participating artists, sponsors, etc.