Temporary Artists’ Guild Summer Preview: Local Art Guild Comes Alive with Cascading Events

Hypno-cat by Tim Blackburn
Hypno-cat by Tim Blackburn

Over the last year and a half or so, the Temporary Artists’ Guild has made it their mission to provide Corvallis with a community art presence that not only fosters diversity in art, but alternative ways for people to interact with it. The second half of 2013 will see the guild truly take to the outdoors and bloom in the form of da Vinci Days, Fall Festival, and their very own TAG Arts and Music Festival.

First timers at da Vinci Days, they’ll be creating and managing an interactive community art display that focuses on recycled art. Kids and adults alike can take a seat at a ‘build’ station and experiment with collage by way of materials as diverse as old compact discs, colored paper, plastic refuse, and much more. As the event carries on throughout the weekend, these completed works of art will slowly be combined on a large floating wall to create a mosaic of recycled artwork from the many minds and hands of Corvallis. Additionally, there will be various recycled art demonstrations throughout the event by local master and Temporary Artists’ Guild member Zel Brook.

At Fall Festival—also a first time for the guild— they’ll be putting up for display and sale a strong collection of work both large and small from at least nine different artists with work hailing from at least that many different styles.

Before all of this, though, don’t miss the TAG Arts and Music Festival! In the words of the guild: “Come out on Saturday, July 6 from 1 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for our TAG Arts and Music Festival. Located at the downtown dead end of 5th Street, the whole guild will be setting up a huge outdoor art show and sale that’ll come complete with performances from local bands The Van Meyers and Symbiotic Quintet on Saturday, and local rock and blues favorites AKA on Sunday. Additionally there’s going to be a $5 raffle that could net you all sorts of awesome donated artwork from the guild. Want to just hang out, chat and make some art? We’ll have some dedicated graffiti walls up—just bring your own spray paint and go to town.”

Always community oriented, the Temporary Artists’ Guild is not to be missed this summer!

By Tom Baker