This year's event is done, however you still have the chance to own your very own 2020 Virtual Scrawl piece of art! Completed panels from Virtual Scrawl will be sold by the Franklinton Arts District at ROY G BIV Gallery from August 31 until September 5, 2020.
Pieces will be sold for a flat price to benefit the Urban Scrawl Artists' Relief Fund, a new, temporary initiative to support all past Urban Scrawl artists (and applicants) who have experienced a negative financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More details about this fund (and how Urban Scrawl artists can access this fund) will be shared at a later date.
To encourage the sale of all pieces created during Virtual Scrawl, pieces will be priced at $100 per square foot ($100-$400 per piece). This means that there are works available for art collectors at every budget point! Purchasers will need to buy items in person at the gallery. Roy G Biv is taking every precaution and following Covid-19 safety guidelines. Don't forget to bring your mask!
ROY G Biv Gallery will be hosting special hours this week of 12-6pm Monday through Saturday.
How will Virtual Scrawl take place? Selected artists will be given primed birch or maple plywood panels to create their artwork during the virtual event. Available dimensions are one-quarter of the standard dimensions of an Urban Scrawl panel. This means artists can choose from panels of the following sizes when applying: 1' x 1' (square), 1' x 2' (vertical or horizontal), and 2' x 2' (two 1x2' panels to form a square, similar to our double panels at traditional Urban Scrawl).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Will artists be participating in live-streams for 10 hours straight? No. The Virtual Scrawl planning committee will work with participating artists to establish a schedule for when members of the general public can tune in to watch the artists at work, which will be at least 30 minutes in length. This schedule will be promoted in the weeks leading up to Virtual Scrawl and shared throughout the day via the Franklinton Arts District’s social media pages and individual artist social media accounts. Some artists may choose to make themselves available for longer periods of time than others, but every artist will be available to watch for some period of time on Saturday, August 29.
How will audience members participate if the artists are working in their homes or studios? Instead of watching artists create large-format murals outdoors at 400 West Rich, spectators will be able to watch our Virtual Scrawl artists via social media live-streaming as they work from their homes or studios.
Just like a normal Urban Scrawl festival, audience members will be able to participate by offering compliments, giving encouragement, and asking questions – they’ll just be doing so in the live-stream’s comment section instead of in person.
We are also working with some surprise local guest hosts to interview and interact with our artists as they complete their pieces and will announce these hosts as they are confirmed. Check back regularly to FAD’s Facebook page and website to see when they are announced!
What styles of art will be featured during Virtual Scrawl? In keeping with the theme of Urban Scrawl as a charity mural festival, Virtual Scrawl will continue to feature two-dimensional visual artists (painters, mixed media, collagists, and similar fields).
If you are interested in participating in Virtual Scrawl and are not sure whether your artistic style would be a good fit, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and our planning committee will be happy to consider your request.
What will happen to this year's panels when they are finished? Completed panels will sold by the Franklinton Arts District at ROY G BIV Gallery from August 31 until September 5, 2020. Pieces will be sold for a flat price to benefit the Urban Scrawl Artists' Relief Fund, a new, temporary initiative to support all past Urban Scrawl artists (and applicants) who have experienced a negative financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More details about this fund (and how Urban Scrawl artists can access this fund) will be shared at a later date.
To encourage the sale of all pieces created during Virtual Scrawl, pieces will be priced at $100 per square foot ($100-$400 per piece). This means that there are works available for art collectors at every budget point!
Will there be DJs performing during Virtual Scrawl? Unfortunately, due to legal restrictions and terms of service contracts for the various social media platforms, the streaming of copyright-protected material is not permitted without extensive licensing agreements and cost-prohibitive fees. For this reason, we are unable to feature DJs and other music during this year’s Virtual Scrawl.
What about musicians performing original content or content for which they hold the copyrights? We considered this; however, streaming any music content for long periods of time dramatically increases the likelihood of algorithmic shut down on social media platforms due to suspected copyright infringement, which would effectively cancel our event. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to returning with live DJ performances at Urban Scrawl next year!
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