Dream State is a multi-artist installation, taking place at The Waterfront Hotel right here in downtown Burlington September 19th. The theme is dreams and dreaming.
Ten amazing artists will each have their own hotel room to convert and guests will be invited to walk through each installation to view each artists interpretation. There will be slam poetry, music, a cash bar, and a silent auction in the ballroom running simultaneously and we are really excited to see what transpires.
The event will be raising money and awareness for The Halton Women’s Centre; a community non-profit that has helped empower thousands of women in the Halton region struggling with abuse and life crisis transitions over the past 25 years.
The Inspiration for this event (as told by co-founder Selina Jane Eckersell)
My husband Dean and I are big art heads. We met in Austin, TX at a curated pop-up space that I put together during SXSW in March of 2010. We would definitely be like the Vogels if we had the time and means. We have such appreciation for abstract thinking and creative expression. We often leave the city to attend galleries, exhibits, festivals and events. One day early this year we got chatting about how much we love living in Burlington but how we wished there were more contemporary art events and opportunities for public engagement around art.
It wasn’t long after that conversation that No Vacancy was created to support pop-up art events in the city of Burlington. The goal has always been to create opportunities for residents and local art lovers to engage with art in new and interesting ways, and to make use of non-typical and vacant space for pop-up art events. Think of a vacant retail space on Brant Street suddenly turned into a pop-up gallery. We wanted to create opportunities for artists here in Burlington and be part of the solution by contributing directly to the growth of art and culture in our own city.
Our launch event is a more ambitious undertaking than our typical events will consist of. It is an annual event that we hope grows and adds to Burlington for years to come. So if you love Burlington, love art, and want to contribute to the growth of art and culture in our community, please come out and join us! We’d love to experience art with you.