How can you make a living from your art?
This is a question a group of young people from Lunenburg County have been considering since they began meeting in late March. The 10 participants applied to the project sponsored by Art Happening and the Youth Art Connection. Jessica Uhlman, the project coordinator, explained:
“they have explored and considered how they can pursue their passion for their art and convert that into a money making activity”.
Participants’ interests include music, art and performance. During their time together they have met local artists who have shared their experiences in developing their art into careers. Local mentors included Jessie Watson from Homegrown Skateboards, Alex Hickey, a local musician, Aliion Smith a poet, Allyson Simmie, a jewelry maker and Christopher Hyde with Mermaid Theater and the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival.
The event on May 7 (7-9 pm )at the Marg Hennigar Library (at the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre) will provide each participant with three minutes to pitch their work. There will be art work for sale and the musicians in the group will gladly accept bookings for events. The event is open to the public, bring your calendar of events and your cheque book to support our future professional artists of Lunenburg County.
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