ARTLIK: New business/artist collaboration in NuLu opens Friday

Artlik_withfaceARTLIK NuLu 2016 is a 10-artist collaboration with local businesses in the NuLu neighborhood sponsored by the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. Each artist was paired blindly with a local store or restaurant and created a site-inspired work of art that will be on view from March 4 through April 1 (that’s one Art Hop to the next).

Participating artists and business partners include:
  • Andrew Cozzens at Royals Hot Chicken
  • Valerie Sullivan Fuchs at Climb NuLu
  • Jacob Heustis at Rye
  • Shohei Katayama at Feast BBQ
  • Matt McDole at Green Building (lobby)
  • Letitia Quesenberry at Scout
  • Michael Ratterman at Decca
  • Gibbs Rounsavall at Gifthorse
  • Aaron Michael Skolnick at Please & Thank You
  • Matt Weir at Galaxie

“We are always looking for new ways to work with artists outside of the ‘white cube.’ Working with community partners and exploring our city through collaborative projects is the foundation of our vision at KMAC,” said Aldy Milliken, executive director and chief curator of KMAC, in a news release. “ARTLIK involves dynamic artists and businesses that understand the value of art and are willing to contribute to the creative economy.”

ARTLIK was founded by Scott Rogers, who refers to himself as an “art instigator.”

Each business venue gave their assigned artist a $300 stipend. In addition, a limited-edition adult coloring book, created by ARTLIK partners, will be sold at Scout for $4. All proceeds will be divided evenly among artists. More information is here.