Friday, September 11, 2015

Take a Load OUT tomorrow on East 3rd Street

[Image via Facebook]

The annual Load OUT! event is happening tomorrow (Sept. 12) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here are details via the EVG inbox…

FABNYC is hosting Load OUT!, a creative recycling and repurposing riot during which we bring together gently used materials from arts organizations throughout the East Village and LES. Take home costumes, props, and furniture for your next artistic endeavor!

In 2010, we noticed that local theaters were “loading out” sets and materials directly into dumpsters after productions ended their runs. Not only were the materials being disposed of inefficiently and unsustainably, but were often of great value to other artists.

As a creative response, FABnyc initiated “Load OUT!” inviting neighborhood arts and cultural groups, non-profits, and community members to donate sets, costumes, props and office equipment they no longer needed, to be made available to other artists.

Among the listed items up for grabs: 200 candles, costumes from La MaMa's production closet, 20 gallons of white paint, 70 cowboy hats, prop cigarettes, printers, a voodoo doll… (we saw something about tennis balls too)…

Load OUT! is happening at 11 E. Third St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery. Visit the FABNYC website for more details. Admission is $5; free for artists (not sure how you prove this) and students.

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