Art at the Market
Saturday Sept. 17
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
MLK Jr. Park
900 Fuller Ave. SE, 49506
When Our Kitchen Table decided to schedule an Art at the Market event at this year’s Southeast Area Farmers’ Market, Sarah Scott came to mind. An amazing, successful Grand Rapids artist, Scott had headed up the Heartside Gallery for many years, causing all kinds of great things to happen. Scott is a print-maker, instructor, tattoo apprentice at Honest to Goodness, and mama of two fierce kids. “Art and community happens all year ‘round in Grand Rapids,” she says. “Come celebrate prolific and dedicated artists, live art and music, family friendly, access for all!”
Scott agreed to come on board as Art at the Market facilitator — and we knew we were in for an exciting ride. First off, Scott has recruited two community partners to do family friendly, hands-on activities at the event.
- The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) will set up its mobile printmaking station. Students are designing a pro-community image that can be printed on fabric. Market patrons can bring their own blank shirt or fabric to be printed-on or buy a blank shirt on-site.
- The Bandit Zine is bringing their button-maker so visitors can make their own buttons. The local zine accepts works of all different mediums from across the world focusing on social-justice issues. Bandit Zine will also vend local body-positive zines and wears.
Scott has also put together a wonderful line-up of artists to exhibit and sell at the event:
- Derrick “Vito” Hollowell has had work on exhibit at Hopcat, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Richard App Gallery, his gallery, the L Loft, and New York City’s MOMA. Vito will display original paintings and prints. It’s rumored that Vito may spin some tunes, as well.
- Sofia Ramirez-Hernandez, Saugatuck Center for the Arts 2016 Artist in Residence, will show framed drawings from her #SofiaDrawsEveryDay project that documents her will to fight her own tendencies and the good times, too.
- Magnus Anyanwu, a Heartside Gallery artist, will display his Third-eye paintings. Anyanwu’s influences include Japanese anime, Sailor Jerry tattoos and his industrial design studies at Kendall Collage of Art and Design.
- Chasity Khanyi Moore, doula and healing arts practitioner of Love and Light Healing, will vend her wrapped crystals and healing body salves and oils.
- Rokhaya Ndao, Motherland Beauties, will showcase handmade jewelry and bags. Motherland Beauties offers African art and accessories, promotes African art and cultureand funds women’s projects in Senegal, West Africa.
- Claire Fisher, artist/musician, will show her vibrant, whimsical folk art that comments on icons of modern life and spirituality.
- Eddie Killowatts, musician/artist, will show his pencil drawings and shadow boxes – and play a couple sets on guitar for the event. Killowatts currently plays bass for local Latin-rock band, Cabildo.
Sarah Scott’s prints are featured at Have Company and at Honest to Goodness. And, she will have some of her art available for purchase at Art at the Market. You can view her work on Instagram: thesunthesunthesun.