It's been a crazy year getting Artery going in NYC and it wouldn't be possible without the incredible creative communities that have been doing this long before our site had a single line of code. We want to celebrate them in a big way. An all day, around the world, DIY Disneyland. Artery showcases are intimate - that's the whole idea. But for one day, we're gonna do a day long extravaganza to celebrate all of the communities who have taught and inspired us. And despite the earnest description, this will be a day of passion and mystery. No seriously, unforgettable. JAPAN Collective JAPAN is a Brooklyn based performance collective that hosts semi monthly showcases to give artists working in all spheres a space to share their work and engage new audiences. JAPAN was founded by Waylen Roche in Fall 2015. After attending a performance party in Berlin, Roche began hosting events in his BedStuy apartment on Jefferson Avenue. Jefferson Avenue Performance Art Night began to take shape, and has since then expanded its horizons to warehouses, rooftops and venues around Brooklyn. Brooklyn Wildlife Brooklyn Wildlife is the media - all things indie. Avocado Johnson At Avocado Johnson we showcase talents from the worlds of Comedy, Music, and Journalism. Our aim is to educate audiences by both including and entertaining them during performances (drinks and snacks included). With events like Secret Av Club, Doughnuts & Comedy, and our Monthly Artist Cover Show Avocado Johnson makes the audience just as important as the performer. Fooju Dance Fooju Dance Collaborative brings you high-risk dance with very low stakes. Fooju’s aim is to bring the outlandish qualities of the imagination into normal places like your living room, kitchen, backyard, or lap. High caliber dancers (420 friendly) express themselves through a cabaret of millennial music tastes with perhaps surprisingly crisp choreography. Fooju first began performing in homes in January 2014 and has been accepting anywhere as a staged since. In 2017, Fooju did their first Artery show and immediately became addicted to the sense of community and collaboration. Fooju wants to make the chimerical intimately real. Home Audio Home Audio is a performance series based in Brooklyn that hosts shows of experimental music/dance/art in people's homes. The series is curated by Mara Mayer and has been hosting shows about once a month since 2011. Soon to be Happy - A Comedy Collective We’re a really sexy community of soon to be happy comedians creating comedy and space for comedy. We pride ourselves on bypassing comedy clubs, performance venues, bars, and Madison Square Garden who we can’t get off our back. There’s lots of gatekeepers in comedy. This is our resistance - to perform, grow funnier, and get gayer. Oh and we’re super gay and love diversity.
Why is this happening?
To celebrate the communities who have thought and inspired us here at Artery.