As part of a seven-city U.S. tour, Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project will stop in Atlanta on Thursday, October 17, 2013, and pair 20 hand-picked artists with venue owners from some of the city’s hottest local bars, lounges and restaurants. Atlanta’s top emerging and street artists will be given a two-day challenge to transform a blank canvas-wrapped Red Bull Cooler into an inspired work of art customized for permanent display at each venue. The art created will be exhibited in a one-night only public showcase at the Westside Cultural Arts Center where attending guests and a panel of curatorial judges will vote on each piece, sending two artists, and possibly a third, to the SCOPE Art Show taking place during Art Basel week in Miami in December. Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project Atlanta is open to the public and free to attend. The event will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight and is open to ages 21 and up. Visit www.redbull.com/curates to RSVP and for more information.
The 20 featured Atlanta artists include: InKyoung Chun, Patrick Davis, treymoseley, Catlanta, ericmack, Sarah Emerson, Brandon Sadler, Joe Tsambiras, Michi Meko, olive47, Alvaro Alvillar, Sanithna Phansavanh, Emer, PLF (Peter Ferrari), Lela Brunet, Spencer Murrill, Mike Germon, Jesse Jaeger, Sam Parker, and Matt Relkin. Two of the participating artists will be selected by the luminary panel of judges and announced the night of the event to move on to show and sell their work at SCOPE Miami. Two additional artists will be entered into a pool of contestants from all seven cities to win the People’s Choice Award—an opportunity to also exhibit and sell their artwork at the SCOPE Art Show in Miami. The two artists entered into the pool will be chosen based upon the number of mentions on Twitter using their custom hashtag for the event. The selected artists will be announced on Friday, October 18 and the winner of the overall pool will be announced in November.