RAW:natural born artists is a nationwide indie arts organization for artists, by artists. RAW's mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. Every month RAW hand selects and showcases artists in film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hair and makeup artistry and photography. RAW creates an amazing one-night circus of creativity with every showcase. The organization has been an incredibly successful initiative for emerging artists for over 3 years in over 50 cities including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City; and they're finally coming to St. Louis on July 12th at the Koken Art Factory!
The showcase will consist of 25 local STL artists:
A FILM SCREENING: by Jerod Welker
MUSIC: by Ellen The Felon & The Mattronome and Levell Lee
A DANCE PERFORMANCE: by The Big Muddy Dance Company
FASHION SHOWS: featuring Paulie Gibson, ADIKTION / Sherrell Hall, and Trang Nguyen
HAIR & MAKEUP: by Faith O. and Tiffany G.
FURNITURE: by Orange and Olive
ACCESSORIES: by Studio Desiree, The Key of A, Marie's Gems, and Ruby Sky Design
ART GALLERY: featuring Basil Kincaid, Theresa Hopkins, Jeff Brawn, Katie Lane, Hanna Smith, Adrienne Sandusky, Meg Rieke, Kelene, and Poptosis
PHOTOGRAPHY: by MissySue and C Daniel