Since their birth and first art showcase/benefit concert at Kilby Court last May, Kaleidoscope SLC has been continuing to build their non-profit group while also attracting quite the fan base.
As the motto stands, Kaleidoscope is art for SLC by SLC and it inspires anyone young, old, student or average Joe “to create and make them feel like they have a place to put their ideas that others can also buy, appreciate and critique –there’s nothing deeper than that,” says The Art Institute’s graphic design student and newest addition to Kaleidoscope SLC, Kenneth Mailo.
“Art is a mindset,” says University of Utah student and Kaleidoscope SLC’s founder Bianca Velasquez, “Our organization gives getting artist experience and recognition a friendly face. It helps to have people that aren’t your friends and family critiquing your art and telling you to keep it up.”
Contributing artists get to show off and sell their works through the internet. They’ll also get their own booth at events, the earliest on June 28 at Coffee Break in the city.
“Yeah, you can get your name out, but you can also see what kind of things others are thinking about and creating,” says SLCC student and Kaleidoscope prospect River Griffin. “That’s how we grow.”
Griffin has yet to join the project as he feels the need to test waters and see how this second showcase in June turns out. If all goes smooth, Griffin hopes to have his own booth reserved at Kaleidoscope SLC’s rummage fest at Pioneer Park on August 2.
Velasquez wants everyone to know that the more support artists put into this the more likely these events will be a monthly happening.