April 5, 2012

First Friday Artists Market debuts on Homewood campus

The Levering Hall patio will explode with hues and creativity this Friday as a new monthly student-run event kicks off on the Homewood campus. The First Friday Artists Market provides a venue for student artists to sell their paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures, calligraphy and any other original pieces.

The event, sponsored by the Student Government Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 6. In the event of rain, the market will move to Levering’s Great Hall and be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Each artist can submit one piece of art to be judged by fellow students for a competition. The first prize is a $100 gift certificate to a local art store. Second place will receive $50 and third place, $25.

The market was the brainchild of Alex Dash, a sophomore majoring in international studies. Dash, himself a writer and photographer, wanted to create a venue where students can show off their artistic talents to the rest of the university community.

Students who want to sell their work need to pay a $10 registration fee. To register, go to facebook.com/FirstFridayArtistsMarketJHU. For questions, contact Dash at adash2010@gmail.com.