Are you ready to bear your Art and Soul?
I haven’t blogged much in the past few months but was so excited to see the flyer for this event and I knew I had to share it. If you’re in the Montgomery area and want to network with professionals, this is where you want to be on the last Friday evening of each month. Check out my Q&A with the event planners…
What is your inspiration for creating this event?
The Speak No Evil event series was inspired by my desire to create events that are designed to inspire and uplift the community. A lot of residents are not “into” the club scene, so these events give them an alternative in a fun-filled, safe and friendly environment. They are “POSITIVE events for POSITIVE people!”.
The Art & Soul event was motivated by a love for all aspects of art, from culinary arts to performing and visual arts, and also by a desire to encourage and promote local/regional artists and businesses.
When and where will the event be held?
All Speak No Evil events are held on a monthly basis at the Pure Artistry Literary Cafe (142 W. Jeff Davis Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104).
Art & Soul is held the last Friday of each month.
Laugh Lounge is held the 3rd Saturday of each month.
Montgomery Police Department provides security for all Speak No Evil events.
Why should people come to Art & Soul?
People should attend Art & Soul to “experience the arts” as never before. Each month will consist of something different (dance, theatre, paintings, drawings, sculptures, live music, spoken word/poetry, food, & much more).
“…the event was excellent. I haven’t been to anything like it, only seen it on BET. I loved it.”
– Linda Perry (via Facebook event page)
It takes a team to pull together a series like this, who is on your team?
To pull Art & Soul together, we work with the host, Kalonji Gilchrist, local/regional artists, and area businesses.
We are always looking for new artists, vendors and businesses. Businesses typically offer door prizes or sponsorship as a means to promote their products or services to the community.
Is there a fee to attend?
Yes. The Laugh Lounge is $15 in advance and Art & Soul is $10 in advance.
Where can we find more information?
Additional information is available on our website (www.paLitCafe.com), Facebook & Twitter @paLitCafe.
Make sure you attend Art & Soul on Friday, July 29, 2011 to buy your autographed copy of “Is She The ONE?” and/or “Success Secrets for the Young & Fabulous” (#SSYF features Montgomery’s most handsome, Kalonji Gilchrist) written by yours truly…