4th Annual INK! Print Rally | VIRTUAL STYLE 2020
On Sept.12th, 2020 Emerge will host the Fourth annual INK! Print Rally right next to our downtown Coeur d’Alene gallery. From 1:00 to 7:00pm, community members will enjoy interactive printmaking booths with activities for all ages, local artisans and makers, live music, food trucks, and a beer garden. In the center of the event, large-scale prints are created all evening using 5’ x 4’ carved wood panels, an asphalt roller, and fabric.
Due to Covid-19, Emerge will be keeping a close eye on the CDC recommendations for outdoor events of this kind in September. We will take every precaution to insure our artists and patrons safety.
This year, we are exploring the theme of Awakening. noun. the act of waking from sleep. a revival of interest or attention. a recognition, realization, or coming into awareness of something: a rude awakening to the disagreeable facts. a renewal of interest in religion, especially in a community; a revival.
The theme is analogous to the process of steamrolling sheets of carved wood: bearing stress upon fabric, ink, and wood to create a piece of art that speaks of the artist, the context, and the process. We invite you to share your interpretation of Awakening and join us in this unique event.
Please feel welcome to contact us with any questions.
Ink! Print Rally OFFICIAL Artist Lineup
Emerge is so honored to have the lovely group of fantastic artists participating in this year’s printmaking event! We could not be more excited and full of love. Each artist has come up with amazing designs that evolve around the concept of awakening which could not be more relevant in the world’s current circumstances. As we posted earlier, due to Covid-19 restrictions we will be hosting a virtual INK! Where artists will still be printing live on different streaming platforms. Stay tuned for more information on this odd shift in events, lovelies!
INK! Print Rally Update
We are not canceling the INK! Print Rally we are adapting to the current circumstances.
INK! Started as an event to give artists the opportunity to create prints on a large scale and quickly grew into a well loved and anticipated community event. Even in these difficult times, Emerge is committed to supporting and elevating artists. This is at the heart of the event and this is what we will continue to do this year. We hope you will still join us(virtually) on Sept.12th, 1:00 to 7:00, for our Covid-19 version of INK!. Look for links to view our live streams of the printing and music on our events page.
Here is what this year’s event will look like:
- Artist only printing day. We are still printing using an asphalt roller, we’ll be pumping music all day and working as a team to create rad prints.
- Live stream video will happen all day on social media to connect viewers to the process and reveal all the exceptional prints and music guests.
- Online vendor sales.
- Online sales available for INK! prints and INK! Merch.
- Future gallery exhibit of prints when it is safe to do so.
Emerge is so thankful for sponsors like: