Art was really happening at the first RAW ARTISTS’ Tucson showcase Thursday Night, February 23 held at Plush on 4th Ave. Overflow crowds were experienced that evening enjoying some of Tucson’s up and coming artists
RAW: Natural Born Artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, models and performing . Another local event will be scheduled so “don’t miss it!” The arts are definitely alive and well in Tucson.
The RAW season runs from February to October every year, hosting a multi-faceted arts event every month in 21 different cities nationwide. RAW currently hosts monthly showcases in: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Ana, Pomona, Riverside, Santa Monica, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.
RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events.
RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.
Local artists participating are: Visual Artists Marc Wilson, Ashley Collings, Samantha Violet, Alexis Martinez, Ben Lerman, Liora Kuttler, Chris Leon, Andrew Cooke, Brian Carlton, Calvin Mickle. Performing Arts: Jolie Roberson, Ben Lerman. Music: Boreas, Young Mothers & The Natives Are Restless featuring Danger James. Accessories: Jodi Brey, Fashion by Diana Lopez. Hair & Makeup:Amber Zabaleta. Models: Mindy Bailey & Tyeshia Harvey.
Check out their website for more details about Raw events and IF you are an artist interested in participating in future Showcases you will find out information there.