“RAW: Natural Born Artists” Comes to Brooklyn
One of the most challenging things about being an artist is getting noticed. I see dudes handing out their mixtapes in New York City all the time, and people actively try to avoid them (I’m guilty of this, too). Sometimes creatives take matters into their own hands, putting on an art show for themselves when no one else will.
Fortunately for everyone, there are many organizations out there that work hard to promote newer artists. One that does this particularly well is “RAW: natural born artists.” RAW started back in 2005, when an aspiring fashion designer named Heidi Luerra threw a multifaceted art showcase in Los Angeles. Creatives with talents in many different areas –film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstyling, and makeup art – finally had the platform to display their work. Over 750 attendees showed up to Heidi’s first showcase, and it was obvious she had something special on her hands. Since then, RAW has hosted showcases in 54 U.S. cities, and in London, Australia, and Canada.
This week, RAW comes to Brooklyn. Staying true to its original format, RAW will have work from all different types of artists. There will be short films, a fashion show, a musical performance, performance art, and an art gallery. One of Green Label’s own, Gregston Hurdle (who managed to get the best picture of all time of FKA twigs during a performance), will be showing some of his photography.
The showcase is on March 26 at The Wick in Brooklyn, and you can buy tickets online now. Also, if you want to become a RAW artist and have the opportunity to show off your work, register on their website.
Photo: Gregston Hurdle