Join Enough Pie for Awakening, a one-day, one-time art + performance event held to breathe new life into 1600 Meeting and usher in an era of arts-driven community collaboration for the upper peninsula.
1600 Meeting will open for the first time in decades, allowing for creative reinterpretation during the 3-day window between cleanup and building renovation.
Participants are allowed two days to transform the space before doors open to the public on July 13. So please join Enough Pie and the talented folks listed below as we wake this 86-year-old sleeping giant once and for all.
Margaret Crane, The Art Bus Project
Laura Gaffke + Tina Hirsig
Kevan Hoertdoerfer + VASSILIKI FALKEHAG
HOLY CITY RAVEL ROUSERS
JOHN MERRITT, Traditional Small Craft Association
Alex + Sara Radin, Melanie Spinks, BEVERLY CURRIN, BETHANY JEANICKE
UPDATE: 5/14: Help support AWAKENING!
Be an ambassador for the power of creativity & civic engagement and support this amazing event through your generous donations. After all, there’s no pie without dough. We have some intriguing perks and previews lined up, so if we’ve piqued your curiosity, click here for more details!———
Announcing AWAKENING: a one-day event hosted by Enough Pie to breathe new life into 1600 Meeting and usher in an era of arts-driven community collaboration for the upper peninsula.
The rooms and hallways of this 86-year-old sleeping giant will open for the first time in decades, allowing for creative reinterpretation during the 3-day window between cleanup and building renovation.
The space will belong to ARTISTS: dancers, painters, actors, sculptors, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, and everything in between — artists of any age, background, approach, and medium — teams or individuals — projects of any size or shape. And all participants will receive a stipend for their work.
But the challenge is this: you have the next 3 weeks to submit a proposal, creating a profound vision for this long-vacant space…without any dimensions or rules.
AWAKENING will happen one time and one time only. An event of this magnitude will never take place in 1600 Meeting again. This is, quite literally, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
So, artists: surprise us. Inspire us. Turn vacancy into vibrancy. Create and collaborate. Step outside of your comfort zone. This space is yours for the taking, should you be so bold. But whatever you do, wake up: because it’s time to start.
CALL FOR ENTRIES:
- Provide a clear project description including vision for space, detailed execution plan, medium, materials, and participants/partnerships.
- Tell us how much space you will need.
- All formats accepted: PDFs, Word docs, slideshows, photos, sketches, material samples, etc.
- All ages + disciplines welcome.
KEEP IN MIND
- AWAKENING will be a TEMPORARY, SITE SPECIFIC event: We cannot provide strict rules, details about available rooms or a definitive timeline yet. Strong submissions will contain thorough details about theme + execution of proposed project.
- No electricity, running water or artist equipment will be provided.
- Expect a 2-day installation period followed immediately by a 1-day event, free & open to the public.
- Submissions will be reviewed by a blind panel of judges.
Submissions Due: MAY 6th
Acceptance Notification: MAY 20th
Target Event Date: EARLY JUNE
Set-up timeline depends on 1600 Meeting renovation schedule. Final event date will be announced ASAP.
$10 entry fee required. Please make checks out to Enough Pie or pay online at enoughpie.org/donate
Fee goes toward nominal project stipend and is nonrefundable.
SUBMIT ONLINE: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR MAIL IN: 478 King Street, Suite A Charleston, S.C. 29401
Rooms vary greatly in size: some are 15×20 with lots of natural light, others, 4×8 without any windows at all. Some rooms are connected in a maze-like structure: for example, one big room may lead to 3 smaller rooms. Nearly all rooms are connected. Unfortunately, due to preliminary construction, no building tours will be offered prior to submission date.
Photos of the interior of 1600 Meeting:
See more HERE
More photos HERE