The PBaRt Show & Block Party by Designbox and Paul Friedrich open this Friday May 4. Stop by between 6:00–10:00 pm at 300 block of W Martin St in Raleigh’s Warehouse District. The art will be on display at Designbox thru May 26, 2012 and is open on weekdays from 11:00 am–6:00 pm and Saturdays from noon–4:00 pm.
But wait…there’s more…
Paul Friedrich and Designbox present the 3rd annual PBR-inspired art show, aptly named “PBaRt Show 3,” on Friday, May 4, 2012. This year’s event will utilize the 300 block of West Martin Street between Dawson and Commerce, and promises to be even bigger and better that it’s past incarnations. Participating venues include Brewmaster’s Bar & Grill, Designbox, The Visual Art Exchange, & 311 Gallery. Designbox will host the “official” PBaRt exhibit, featuring works by Mark Elmore, Rafael Vargas, Victor Knight, Paul Friedrich, Artie Barksdale, Eric Knisley, Sean Kernick, and Pete Sack.
The Raleigh Warehouse District’s newest and, perhaps, most peculiar block-party will start at 6pm and is FREE and open to the public. The NC State radio station, 88.1 WKNC, has planned a fantastic line-up of local Raleigh bands, including:
Throughout the evening: In between each musical act you can enjoy an eclectic line-up of circus performers, including aerial and fire dancers. Raleigh’s newest creative movement studio and circus school, Cirque de Vol, will showcase their airborne, acrobatic talents at 6:30 and 8pm. At 8:30pm, Raleigh’s self-proclaimed “open-source circus troupe” — circusSPARK — will unleash their Burning-man inspired fire performance. Donations will be collected to benefit circusSPARK, SPARKcon and The Visual Art Exchange.
In addition to the art show, circus entertainment, and live music, there will be a free photobooth, Klausie’s Pizza food truck and chocolate tastings by Elemental Chocolate. Brewmaster’s Bar & Grill will be serving food and drinks until 2am.
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For further information or to schedule an interview, please contact Beth:
Designbox is a collaborative creative environment for entrepreneurs, creative firms, startups, and mobile professionals. Located in the downtown Raleigh Warehouse District, Designbox is Raleigh’s connection to creative culture, emerging art and design-oriented objects. Designbox is responsible in part for nationally recognized events such as SPARKcon, PBaRt, Kirby Derby Day, Xtreme Suburban Endurance Events and helping the City of Raleigh redevelop City Plaza.
- DB Shop and Gallery – The new space has a new mission for the shop. We will continue to showcase local inspiring design and craft, but we will open up to celebrate innovative brands, ideas and products at both the product and national or international level. We will use gallery openings to host launch parties and pop-up shops to complement our history of a fine art focus. We will also celebrate the creative products of the DB tenants, and as a group, we will produce more and experiment more to show in the space.
- Designbox Member Company Offices – a host of independent creative firms work here and collaborate together on community endeavors. These companies include:
- Gamil Design
- Dick Jenkins, Architect
- Paul Friedrich
- Product Farm
- Raymond Goodman
- Project Space – The project space is designed to be of use for all DB Member Companies in their daily non-computer-based work. Designbox will also host open projects throughout the year where we invite makers and innovators to fabricate, craft and learn about new techniques, tools and materials.
NEW LOCATION (5 doors down from our old space)! As of January 2012, we are now at 307 W. Martin Street (just West of the corner of Dawson), in the heart of the Raleigh Warehouse District. VAE is right next door, and CAM, Raleigh Denim, 311 and Flanders Galleries are all on Martin St. Hours are weekdays from 11a to 6p, and on most First Fridays from 6p-9p and Saturdays 12p-4p.