By Jasmine Hernandez
Venus Studio and Art Supply celebrates three years in business with a “Triple Play” gallery exhibition, allowing the community to submit their own original artwork. Friday, May 16 beginning at 10 a.m., the studio will also open its doors and begin the event with an anniversary sale. Then as the sun sets, food, refreshments, and live entertainment will complete the festive atmosphere.
Debra Ann Mumm, owner of Venus Studio and Art Supply invites local artists and businesses, as well as the entire creative community, to participate in her third year anniversary in business, and what better way than with an anniversary sale! Starting at 10 a.m. certain paints, brushes, sketch books, spray paints and stretch canvases will be available at a special discount price until 10 p.m., or while supplies last. Another feature of the “Triple Play” anniversary event is the Open Call Community Art Show which is a way for local artists to have their work on display in a gallery for all to see.
The Open Call Community Art Show will beginning at 6 p.m. for viewers, but those wishing to submit their work of art will need to submit by Monday and Tuesday, that’s May 12 and 13 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Participants are allowed to submit a maximum of 3 pieces of artwork with a $5 submission fee per piece. Artists are encouraged to use The “Triple Play” theme in their art, however this is not mandatory. There is also a submission form that needs to be filled out to enter the art show. This and more information on the requirements to enter can be found at http://www.venusstudiosartsupply.com.
In addition to artist involvement, local vendors are also encouraged to sell their crafts or art related items at the celebration. The “Art Bazaar” element of the three year anniversary event begins at 6 p.m., when the festivities are about to begin. Vendors are able to reserve a table for $20 by calling Venus Studios at (760)340-5085.
The artist reception begins at 6 p.m., this time also marks the start of the anniversary party, and what’s a party without food and entertainment. A pop-up food truck by Da Kine Island Grill will be catering the evening for guests who get hungry. Meanwhile, Surfing Tree Bears will start the entertainment for the night playing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Then the band Sunday Sun will continue the live music until the end of the evening.
Venus Studio and Art Supply is located in the middle of The Art Place shopping center, next door to Gallery Soho. Show support for local artists and businesses in the Coachella Valley and stop by 41801 Corporate Way, Suites #7 & 8 Palm Desert, CA 92260.