COLUMBIA — The “Springilicious” sale at Orr Street Studios and other Artrageous Friday events give artists and community members a chance to interact while learning about art.
"We just get kind of goofy over here," Elaine Johnson, director of Orr Street Studios, said. The name they came up with for the sale welcomes the spring season and promises several activities for all ages. The rock band Spectravox will perform on Orr Street Studio's patio Friday evening. Artists will show and sell their works in the corner workshop.
Artrageous Fridays begins Friday afternoon in downtown shops and galleries. The "Springilicious" sale at Orr Street Studios goes from 6 to 9 p.m. at 106 Orr St.
"Kids can come in and work on a butterfly mural we have within the studio," Johnson said.
The studios, located at 106 Orr St., just north of East Walnut Street, are somewhat apart from most of the other shops and galleries participating in the second Artrageous Friday of 2009. "For people who do not know where Orr Street Studios is located," Johnson said, "it is definitely worth the hunt to find it. It is really a special place."
Marilyn Cummins, a fairly recent addition to the artists' community at Orr Street, said the event is a collaborative effort for participants and artists.
“I’m so grateful people in the community come out for Artrageous,” Cummins said. “The most fun part about it is the chance to interact with old friends and meet new ones, too.”
Although Cummins isn’t selling any artwork specifically at Springilicious, several of her paintings will be on sale in her studio at Orr Street Studios, which she joined in February. “Orr Street Studios is like many destinations in one," she said. "There are so many different artists, studios and personalities here.”
Artrageous Fridays was created by Chris Teeter and Jennifer Perlow in 2007. Community members have the opportunity to peruse galleries and businesses while participating in activities such as art sales, arts and crafts, and gallery viewings.
“I think Artrageous brings more attention to the arts community in Columbia," Perlow said, "and that’s why it was started.”
Artrageous Weekend, an extended version of Artrageous Fridays, will be held Oct. 9-11.