FREE @rt BHAM
From Concept to movement, Free Art Friday (FAF) has become the Art Community’s gift to the Public. Multiple cities around the globe are participating. Artists of any skill level or medium create original pieces of art or really anything and leave it out, free for the public to claim and take home. Moving through most social media platforms and online populace, it’s gained traction under the hashtag #freeartfriday. The Birmingham Alabama chapter known as Free @rt Bham, launched on Friday, July 13th, 2018. Founder, Ashley Guest elected 10 different artists in a wide range of mediums to submit their work for the “Hunt for Free Art.” The day was a success and there are so many exciting facets to Free Art Friday. We can’t wait to see what the future holds. Free Art Bham is striving to make their chapter a fun and community engaging activity every Friday of the month.
We had an extremely positive turn out for our launch of Free @rt Bham, so someone has volunteered to be the hands + feet of @freeartbham. It’s the FART FAIRY! Although artists of any medium are encouraged to create + leave FREE ART out in Birmingham every 4th Friday of the month, the FART Fairy will be helping artists who don’t have time or aren’t quite sure how it works but want to participate. She will be leaving artwork out RANDOMLY on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Friday of each month. You never know what and when she will be dropping, so don’t wander off too far and BE KIND, spread the word so others can learn how to score free art!
ARTISTS: CONTACT US for instructions on HOW TO get your FREE ART to the FART Fairy!
Meet Jourdan Roark. She was born in Clinton, Maryland and has been a Birmingham resident for 15 years. She has lots of fur friends and lives in the Irondale area. Jourdan is a RAD hair stylist at Triple Platinum Salon but doubles as our FART Pilot. The FART Pilot is responsible for helping the FART Fairy navigate through Birmingham, strategically planning where each art piece with go on Free Art Fridays!
Founder Ashley Guest says, “I stumbled upon this concept while researching another project. Everyone involved volunteers their time and resources. I am inviting anyone who wants to help make Free @rt Bham entertaining and exhilarating for our citizens as well as travelers passing through the city. Our unique hashtag #fartbham is meant to be eye catching and to provoke artists, as well as the public, to hop on the Free Art train and continue on the movement. The sky is the limit!”