Gallery Openings and Events

Media Rise Festival Hosts “Street Art for Social Change” Event

Courtesy of Media Rise.

Courtesy of Media Rise.

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Event: Tuesday, September 23 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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The Media Rise Festival will host a networking lounge event dedicated to conversations about the intersection of street art and social change. Street artists can be powerful change agents when collaborating with government, business and community allies. By re-imagining public space, they can bypass entrenched political institutions and traditional channels of civic engagement to connect directly with individuals to change not only the aesthetics of a given place but also the entire narrative of that community. By using their street art sensibility for commercial products, they can shift the perspective of consumers and brands toward socially or environmentally responsible purchase decisions. And by using their art in experiential exhibitions, they can spark dialogue in communities that otherwise might not share their voice.

Featured artists include:

  • Gregg Deal
  • Kelly Towles
  • Rose Jaffe
  • Peter Chang (moderator)

Special Call to Action
Are you a street artist looking for wall space to paint a mural? Are you a property owner looking for an artist to transform your wall into a piece of art? Connect with each other using the TableTribes app at the event.

The event is located at Hierarchy at 1847 Columbia Road, NW. Media Rise is a nonprofit global alliance that connects people and ideas to promote meaningful media. For more information, visit www.mediarisenow.org.

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