Art We There Yet! — Reception at WIllibi’s Gallery
October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On Wednesday, October 16th, the colorful and eye-catching Art We There Yet bus will roll into Sparta for a 3-day visit of creativity and sharing.
Art We There Yet is a project founded by artist José Luis Vílchez and songwriter Cora Rose. Aboard a school bus converted into a professional recording and art studio, the pair are on a 30,000-mile journey across 23 countries spanning North, Central, and South America. The journey will take four years.
The goal of the project is to create art and music inspired by the Americas and to give back along the way.
“Our aim is to bring valuable art programming to communities for free, to help bridge the arts funding gap experienced by so many communities,” explains José.
In addition to workshops, Art We There Yet is providing free performances and murals at schools, community organizations, and homes for the elderly along the way.
In Sparta, José and Cora will be volunteering their time and donating the materials for: free art events, giving an artist talk and bus tour at a reception on Wednesday, October 16th; participating in Open Mic Night at Muddy Creek on Thursday, October 17th; and performing a concert at Muddy Creek on Friday, October 18th.
Sparta is one of the first stops on the Art We There Yet route. The trip began in August at the southernmost point of the USA in the Florida Keys. After Sparta, the bus will continue on its 30,000-mile journey from North to South America. The bus will reach Alaska by summer 2020 and then will head south to eventually end the trip in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
If you see the Art We There Yet bus out and about in Sparta from October16th-18th, be sure to say hi and ask for a tour. “We love to show others the studio! We’re proud of it and it’s quite a unique space, so we love to welcome people in to see it,” explains Cora. To connect with Cora and José or learn more about the project, visit artwethereyet.com.