Lawn Chair Talks

The Lawn Chair Talks paired one artist with a professional from a different field to present on their work and practice. Each speaker presented separate and unique narratives in succession followed by an audience Q&A with both speakers. This event was casual and fun, showcasing local creatives and business people in the region. Working with our venue partner at the Arlington Arts Center, the series took place on Thursday evenings in the intimate setting of the Tiffany Room. The goal of the event was to shine a spotlight on local artists and business' in the region, bringing together diverse perspectives and audiences.

The series was launched in the spring of 2016 and paired three local artists with three entrepreneurs from Arlington's award-winning Bizlaunch. Entrepreneurs highlighted included Jason Andelman of Artisan Confections, Farah Brunache of Electric Feel and Scott Laughlin of LMO. This fall the series featured local artists paired with three urban Farmers including business owners Rebecca Carpenter of Sprout Kitchen Gardens, Meredith Shepard of Love & Carrots and Farmers Market organizer Cynthia Singiser.

This program was created in my role as New Media Curator for Arlington Arts.

Farah Brunache of Electric Feel and Larry Cook sitting in the lawn chairs discussing their work. 

 Farah Brunache of Electric Feel speaking about her business. 

Molly Springfield discussing her work and answering questions alongside Jason Andelman on the lawn chairs. 

Jason Andelman of Artisan Confections

Negar Ahkami discussing her work. 

One of the Fall 2016 flyers for the Lawn Chair Talks which featured artists paired with urban farmers. 

All photographs on this page unless otherwise noted are by Yassine El Mansouri for Arlington Arts.