Munich Artists Event – Stand Up For Art – December 13 2014

We have been granted a permit by the city to meet as a group and show our art on Friday December 13, 2014. This is some of the artwork that will be displayed:

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Here are the details of the event.

Event Date:  Saturday December 13, 2014   (RAIN OR SHINE OR SNOW OR FOG so figure a way to protect your art piece)

Time:  1400 to 1430.

We will meet between 1340 -1345 at Steinstrasse 59. The total time of the event will be 30 minutes.

At 1430, artists will head into Steinstrasse 59 and visit the kunst-werkstatt cardboard box mountain and help us figure out what to do with it when the Christmas season is over.   Ideally I want you to meet new artists and have fun showing off your artwork to the Munich Christmas Crowd heading to the different Christmas markets in Haidhausen a beautiful neighborhood in Munich, Germany.

Location: Steinstrasse 59, Munich, Germany (This is an odd space. Kind of a triangle intersected by a Tram line.)

Who Can Participate:  Any Munich Artist (Any Medium.  Any skill Level.  Any Age)  I want people to see the creative energy of the city. You can be a visual artist, a singer, a musician, a dancer.  If you are not a visual artist, you will have to figure a way to display your work visually because our permit will will not ask for music/dance but we would love to have you represented.

Please add your name to our doodle list We need to keep things relatively organised so that we can share the name of the artists involved on the website and share links to webpages etc and apply for our permit.

We have 8 artists captains who agreed to help keep things organised. Because we reduced the event to a smaller square so that fifty would feel like fifty, the captains are our cheerleaders and I will introduce them to you on Saturday before we start.   (1350 I will introduce captains and then we will line up in groups of four)

WHAT WE ARE DOING:  We are going to create a Triangle hopefully surrounding a green park space tram line with artists holding their artwork in their hands. The artists will have stickers that says “I am Munich Artists.”

My initial inspiration for this idea were the religious groups who hold signs downtown so if we stay in that vein, we stand in groups of four with a tiny space between the groups silently holding up our artwork or pieces representing our artwork like this image by Jeffrey Ely.  Since we will be doing this near Steinstrasse 59. I would like the artists to stand in groups of four along the street and we will photograph you and put you on the website. The groups must not be blocking any doorways but we have permission to line the pedestrian zone.

religious group photographed by Jeffrey Ely

You are all artists and I welcome you to create your own button that says “I am a Munich Artist” I will have stickers so this is not essential but I want people to know you are an artist.

Size of art pieces:  I want the artwork to be able to be held up and seen from a distance.  This means that it can’t be too small and it can’t be too large.  Largest piece should be 70 x100cm.  Smallest piece should be A3. If you play an instrument that you can hold, you can hold that in place of an image. If you are a dancer, you can hold a portable video screen showing you dancing.  If you are a singer, you can hold up your music CD, a microphone or an image of yourself singing. Someone asked me today if they can hold up a larger piece of art.  I am not measuring your pieces but you know what they say about people who hold up big pieces of art…

Team Captains: Because we will need a large group of artists to be in specific places, I will be designating team captains.  The job of the team captains will be to make sure their artists know where to go.  Make sure all artists on their team have the information they need for the event.  Team captain names are above.

Other information:

  • If you are an artist selling your artwork, make sure the piece you show is one that is for sale.  I will post all images on Munich Artists and link to a page on our site which will have your contact details and information about the art piece that you have submitted to me. This must be to me by the 10th so I can post it online before the event.
  • Email if you need information.

What do I get from doing this?  If you are new to Munich Artists you might be wondering what is the catch. There is none.  For the last two years, I’ve worked to build an art community and introduce Munich Artists to each other.  This event is a nice way to end 2014 before I switch gears and start focusing on the Friday Gallery and the Munich Artists Brand.

This event is also a gift to Munich Artists who love collaborating and making cool things happen. I promise that Munich Artists will continue to think up cool things for artists to do in Munich and providing you with opportunities to collaborate with Munich artists and artists from other areas of the world.