KRU 2016: The Artist Collection drops today
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Celebrate with us at the LAUNCH PARTY tomorrow!
~ THIS IS GONNA FUN ~
Registration required HERE | All Ages Welcome
Suggested donation of $5* | Registration required upon entrance
*A portion of the proceeds will go to Nomad Yard Collectiv | #saveunionarts
- Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- Nomad Yard Collectiv - 411 New York Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
3,500 square feet of vintage, co-working space and book store for the community.
FREE STICKER PACK
to 1st 50 to REGISTER THIS WEEK
Thanks to @bigupstickups we are offering sticker packs while supplies last.
Register for the launch party HERE.
7-8 PM | To show our appreciation, the first 50 guests to arrive at the LAUNCH PARTY
get to indulge in cocktails sponsored by local Joseph Magnus Distillery.
LIVE SCREEN PRINTING
Soul & Ink will be printing a rotating SET LIST of select pieces
from the KRU Collection throughout the evening.
Participating artist Matt Corrado will be flexing his signature style.
AUDIO & VISUAL PERFORMANCES
7-10 PM | Get your swerve on with CMPVTR CLVB featuring
TOMIyayo, Exaktly, Dreamcast, GIN & SexGod
10-11 PM | PROGRESS Brooklyn based live band with an eclectic funk, blues,
hip hop & latin caribbean influenced sound closing out the night!
& so much more talent...
Erika Layne Photography
• 7:30-9:30 PM | AREPA ZONE Award Winning Food Truck
• 9:30-11 PM | CHEF BERTRAND BROWN ORLEANS Farm-to-Table Soul Style
• While supplies last | Pabst Blue Ribbon ID required for 21+ only
Soul & Ink is honored to partner with selected artists from the DMV and beyond on the curation of “KRU 2016: The Artist Collection.” We have collaborated specifically with artists known for their strong, clean signature styles that we admire and respect for their art and the messages consistently expressed through it. For now we are focusing on limited edition shirts that will debut online starting April 1st.
The moniker KRU is an alternative to the English word CREW, but beyond that and more importantly it is meant to pay homage to the spirit of the Liberian Kru people who vigilantly refused to be captured into slavery and have history in the DMV area - resisting settler's efforts to control their trade in Maryland. The Kru were known for their skills in navigating and sailing the Atlantic. Their history is one marked by a strong sense of ethnicity and resistance to occupation.
In the same vein, Soul & Ink considers all artists participating in this collection to be modern day rebels, renegades, and freedom fighters in their own right - adamantly dedicated to manifesting their own destiny, representing culture and freedom while blazing trails along the way. Together through this collection, we are able to represent and celebrate the myriad of subcultures and history of DC that makes it such a vibrant community today.
KRU 2016: The Artist Collection Participating Artists
Lisa Marie Thalhammer
Thanks to everyone for your support.
Forward this invite to a friend. Bring your crew.
See you there!