The Atlantic City Arts Foundation’s 7th ARTeriors pop-up art exhibit, These Walls Can Talk, is open weekends through Sunday, April 28 at Showboat Atlantic City Hotel, 801 Boardwalk. Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free.
ARTeriors is composed of three ingredients: artists, their ideas and empty commercial spaces in the city. The result is a creative alchemy that has invigorated and coalesced the city’s arts community. Along with ACAF’s other signature events – 48 Blocks Atlantic City and Chalk About AC – ARTeriors is making a powerful statement about possibility in the seaside resort, where public art by local artists has been notably absent.
“We have so many gifted artists in our midst, but until now they had few opportunities to create and display their work,” ACAF Program Manager Zach Katzen said. “ARTeriors takes vacant spaces, former bakeries, empty retail stores, unused offices and turns the artists loose to build temporary public exhibits.”
But they’ve had a lasting impact by creating an arts movement in a city that had none, Katzen said.
The the exhibits are open six to eight weeks. Artists include painters, sculptors, photographers and potters, both established and emerging. Their work is uplifting, empowering, and sometimes a little outrageous and reflect the many faces and diverse cultures of Atlantic City.
Featured artists in the Showboat exhibit include Air Rat, Studio 130, Billy Joe Michel, Lennox Warner, MudGirls Studios, Gabriela Siwiec, Belinda Manning.
“ARTeriors is about transition and transformation,” Katzen said. “It’s discovered homegrown, unknown artists and brought their work to
an appreciative audience. Just as meaningfully, it’s helped many people
discover the artist in themselves.”
Discover ARTeriors at http://www.atlanticcityartsfoundation.org/arteriors-showboat/