Last Night: F6 Gallery's Anniversary Party
By Krissi Reeves in Events
Sunday, Feb. 24 2008 @ 3:03PM
F6 Gallery One-Year Anniversary Party
February 23, 2008
Better Than: Most anything else happening in Arlington on a Saturday night.
Sometimes what begins as a capricious whim or an idealistic toss of the dice manifests into a force greater than one could have imagined. This is how the story goes for the F6 Gallery, an awesome little warehouse-turned-art house hidden in the scrappy city landscape off Division Street in Arlington.
Random Detail: F6 never charges a cover for its events and does not make commission from its artists. Sweet.
Last night F6 Gallery celebrated its one-year anniversary with the kind of warm, jubilant vibe symbolic of the best kind of Saturday night–- and it’s that exact funky-feel-good energy that spurred the almost instant success for the sizzling F6 movement. Not just a gallery but an homage to raw, frenetic self-expression, F6 brings the party –- melding street inspired art, into one cool event after another. In the past year, F6 has hosted unique monthly events such as the Lock In Show (featuring work created in one night of sleep-depravity), Uppercase (an adventure in the art of the alphabet) and Electroshock (art inspired by all things electronic).
Founders Mike Smith, Kevin Thornton and Jeremy Gabriel, has transformed the former space into a mission –- a sacred space exalting street-style art as a vital and incendiary element of modern society. And when you bring the art, you bring the people –- the collective of artists, and fanatics who live and breathe the renegade fervor that fuels the scene.
F6’s birthday bash was true to form last night with vibrant visual art displays. The seriously-hip crowd of patrons and artists spilled out into the warehouse driveway smiling. They were proud, frivolous –- mingling and enjoying a weekend feast of the kind of spirited nutrients that are necessary for our souls’ survivals. -- Krissi Reeves
By the Way: The artists at F6 believe in making art available to everyone, not just the social elite. Therefore, the majority of the work shown is ridiculously affordable.