We recently hosted a charity art show in Manhattan, NYC on June 28th. Titled "Sand to City," the exhibition was curated by talented artist, model, actor and skateboarder, Evan Mock and featured an impressive lineup of eleven New York City artists. The artist list included creative movers: Mark Gonzales, Mario Sorrenti and his daughter Gray Sorrenti, Waylon Bone, Curtis Kulig, Madsteez, Jeff Weins, Eri Wakiyama, Manon Macasaet, Adam Zhu and Bert Krak.
The exhibition took place at the Van Der Plas Gallery, a popular art space in Manhattan. The artwork selected to showcase at the event was printed on Slowtide's quick-dry towels, adding a unique and unconventional factor to a traditional art gallery. The hundreds of attendees had the opportunity to purchase these one-of-a-kind artworks on a first come, first serve basis. 100% of the proceeds from the art sales were generously donated to the Public Art Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the development and presentation of public art exhibits and outreach programs.
The Sand to City art show received recognition from various publications within the art world. Office Magazine, Artnet, and Monster Children were a part of the media outlets that covered the event, providing highlights, insight and visuals. Monster Children recaps, “There were a lot of people. Like, a lot of people. So many people, in fact, that we had to step outside and smoke anxiety cigarettes across the street while Elena shot photos for us. All together, it was a good time, a worthy cause, and we were delighted to say hello and marvel at the beautiful art/people.” These publications not only celebrated the creativity of the artists involved but also highlighted Slowtide's commitment to intertwining charity and art.
Slowtide's Sand to City charity art show proved to be a blend of art and coastal culture. By bringing together NYC artists and showcasing their works on quick-dry towels, it implicitly related to a beach rooted. The event stood out as a unique experience within the art community in the city and the proceeds donated to the Public Art Fund further emphasized the event's altruistic nature. This exhibition served as a reminder that art makes a positive impact on society.
The Sand to City charity art show in Manhattan was not just a one-time event; it serves as a glimpse into our future as a brand. With the overwhelming success and positive reception of the show, we aim to create more immersive experiences that bring together the community through art and philanthropy.
Special thank you to all of the artists for collaborating with us to
showcase their work on our textiles!
Images by BFA.