SARTQ Print Party 2015

Sarasota’s Contemporary Artist Collective SARTQ announces Sixth Annual Print Party at the HuB

[March 9, 2015– Sarasota, Fl.] The newly reformed local artist collective SARTQ announces its sixth “Print Party,” an annual event that gives the public a chance to interact with both art and artists. This year’s party will serve as an introduction to SARTQ, its new members, mission, while raising funds for future exhibitions.

From 5 to 11 p.m. on Sat., March 21, SARTQ will hold its screen-printing party at the downtown “Creative Epicenter of Innovation” the HuB (1680 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota). SARTQ’s fifth print party in Sept. of 2011 drew nearly 1,000 people who brought shirts, skirts, placemats and everything in between to be screened live by the artists.

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“It is with the generous support of the community that SARTQ will be able to provide unique and engaging arts experiences. The upcoming event is another great opportunity for Sarasota to come out, meet the artists and enjoy a really fun evening for all ages.” says SARTQ co-founder, Tim Jaeger

Once again, each of the artists (4 previous members and 11 new members) have created an original design for the event. Attendees may bring their own clothing items such as t-shirts, pants, scarfs etc., though any item that can lie flat under the screen and will accept ink can be printed on. Choose your favorite design — or pick several! — and each print is just $5. The public is encouraged to be creative, with some particularly cute dog clothes, baby tees and handbags resulting from last year’s event. There will also be blank t-shirts on hand for purchase. This is a free, family friendly event.

SARTQ Print Party, 5-11 p.m., Sat., March 21, 5-11pm, The HuB, 1680 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota or sartq.org, FREE admission ($5 per print).

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ABOUT SARTQ

SARTQ, Sarasota’s local popular artist collective whose name underscores their connection to the region (a take-off on the area’s three letter airport code “SRQ”) was founded and formed in early 2008 by local artists Tim Jaeger and Joseph Arnegger under the observation that the Sarasota region boasted a large number of talented visual artists, yet only a small fraction were seen by the public, and the artist themselves were not actively engaged in dialogue and cooperation. Begun informally the collective quickly expanded and gained the attention of many local enthusiasts while exhibiting in multiple local rogue exhibitions and fairs including the SELECT Art Fair Art Basel Miami. After a brief two year hiatus, the now redesigned, 501 (c)3 aims to not only maintain a sustainable network of accomplished Sarasota/Manatee artists, manage an ambitious calendar of annual exhibitions and events, but also to create collaborations with local businesses, community, and performing arts organizations with a special effort to forge strong relationships with local schools. SARTQ events and exhibitions are suitable for all ages and accessible to everyone in the community. To read/view more about the resurgance of this organization visit: http://sartq.org/2015/03/resurgence-of-sartq/

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MISSION

SARTQ, A collective designed to maintain a sustainable network of artists which provide and enhance the facade of the local visual arts through the creation of unique art experiences and educational programming.

Based in Sarasota, FL, SARTQ engages the community through unique art experiences. In addition, the collective strives to: 1. Support the circle’s creative endeavors. 2. Produce roaming / temporary exhibitions. 3. Create educational opportunities in the community. 4. Reveal to the public how artists can function in society. 5. Create sustainable partnerships throughout the community that energize the visual arts and attract national attention to Sarasota’s legacy as a visual arts town.

For more information about SARTQ or how you can become involved with SARTQ please visit us on the web: www.sartq.org or get social with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sartq

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