Birdhouse Art Collective will be hosting an interactive, all-day art fair celebrating a variety of arts collectives and other collectively organized, non hierarchical organizations within the Omni Commons and in the Bay Area.
Presentations from within the Omni will include ferrofluid demonstrations from Counter Culture Labs’ monthly event The Art of Science/The Science of Art, a film screening and lens dissection by Liberated Lens, a multimedia installation about the Zapantera Embroidery Project by the Chiapas Support Committee, medicine making demonstrations by Buried Seeds, a demonstration open wireless internet systems by Sudo Room, and a poetry table by small press Timeless Infinite Light. There will also be presentations from the student-run alternative art education program DIY MFA and the art center for artists with disabilities The New Space Studio.
The all day event will include a panel discussion about collective organizing and its potential to promote equity in the arts. The panel discussion will feature Bay Area arts and cultural leaders from 924 Gilman, Birdhouse Art Collective, Black Salt Collective, Design Action Collective and Qulture Collective. Panel participants will discuss the impact they make in their communities and the ins and outs of starting, running and maintaining an arts collective in our extremely expensive time and place.
The fair will run from 10am to 5pm, with fair booths active from 10am to 3pm and the panel discussion beginning at 3:30pm. Building tours will held from 10am to 3pm and light refreshments will be available.
Please note: Omni Commons does not currently have an ADA restroom available on site.