What is 6x6?
6x6 is the answer to the question : "What if there were no more art galleries?" How would artists promote and sell their work if they completely removed the traditional commercial gallery route from the equation. What if self-produced, indie events were considered the norm instead of the alternative? 6x6 is a blueprint for this.
Running from September 8 to October 20, 6x6 will present six, back-to-back, one week only art exhibitions in New York City. And they will be throwing in a host of interactive, learn-by-doing workshops and programs for artists, art buyers, and creative entrepreneurs.
At the end of 6x6, the video footage, podcasts, and workshop notes will be made into an affordable, easily accessible, step-by-step DIY "How-To" Guide that teaches independent artists how they can plan and recreate their own version of 6x6 in their own art communities.
Planned events include: Four "Friday Art Date" dinners where a gallery space is transformed into a fun, cozy restaurant for the exhibiting artists and 15-20 art lovers; A two part workshop series focusing on Effective Web Design + Branding and Social Media for Creatives; A Web Work Marathon where attendees will bring their laptop and some images and copy, and leave with a new art website; An art world themed scavenger hunt throughout the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC; and a cooking class taught by Los Angeles-based Executive chef Maite Gomez-rejoin.
6x6 has been developed by Kesha Bruce and Charlie Grosso, who together have created the unconventional gallery Baang + Burne Contemporary. Click here for more information about 6x6 and here to see a list of other bloggers participating in the blog tour.