Art is an essential instrument for change. It has the power to open hearts and minds, educating as it inspires. Art can change our perspective and even our behavior
Artists that communicate ideas and messages through their work are mirrors for a society that need to regularly take a look at itself in order to evolve. Yet, artists are challenged to find venues and spaces to exhibit their work, and often are equally challenged to find the resources to create.
ARTinerant is an initiative to support an increase of local artwork in public spaces in order to foment critical conversations about our communities and societies.
We match artists and their projects with spaces throughout the DC area, supporting with financing when possible and encouraging a growing number of people, businesses and organizations to take a part in this necessary dialogue.
Artistic expression has no mailing address, no zip code or GPS location. Creativity has no installation protocol. It is a bird that builds a nest to sleep, from which it leaps into the skies and where it feeds its babes. It is a swift ship with great sails that anchors at harbors, trades its goods, sets off to the horizon to explore the farthest reaches of it’s imagination. It is the band of gypsies, wild and wandering.
We are its feathers. We are its sailors. We are the wagon wheels.
Works of art are traditionally housed in museums, performed on stages, displayed on pedestals in lobbies, and sold in galleries. Public art is typically aesthetic in nature and almost always picked by someone with a title to please the eye. Thank goodness for these places and patrons of art. Without them, many works would have perished and millions of people would never have experienced their beauty. Traditional spaces are invaluable, and yet they do not reach as far or wide as advertising, TV media, or the internet into the deeper reaches of the public mind. Often this is due to the fact they are bound by walls that cost money or by designated access times.
Artinerant proposes taking art beyond its traditional settings so that more people may enjoy it and that the dialogue around artistic themes that are critical for social evolution.
Unfettered, Unbound, United.
- "ARTinerant", A.M.Kleymeyer