The Two Headed Dog Art Collective will showcase artwork from collective members and volunteers alike.
The showcase is from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 on 801 3rd Ave. in Huntington.
The showcase starts with a meet-and-greet with guest speaker Joe Minicozzi, the principal of Urban3 consulting company. Minicozzi will speak on how properties have different values and what those properties can produce.
After the meet-and-greet, people may spend the rest of the event browsing the artwork.
“I think it is a strength of our area,” said Breanna Shell, planner for the department of development and planning in Huntington. “There are a lot of artists with the introduction of the Visual Arts Center downtown.”
The art community has had a growing presence in Huntington in recent years. In October 2014, Huntington was designated as a Certified Arts Community.
Shell said one of the goals of the showcase is revitalization of art in the downtown area of Huntington.
The event will be multimedia focused. Several different forms of art will be shown. Some of the mediums include photography, performing arts and sculpture.
Sarah Lane, member of Two Headed Dog Collective, said the group wants to show pop-up art to showcase local artists. Pop-up art is 3-D art that allows viewers to look around the piece from different angles and gather different aspects of the piece.
“I like to emulate beautiful things, whether if that’s with pens or words or paints,” collective artist Daniel Hudson said. Hudson graduated from Marshall in the winter of 2014.
“Even though [Huntington] is a small town in West Virginia, there is still a community of creative artistic people who want to not just see their own local space be better, but want to see a better collaboration of artists in Huntington,” Hudson said.
Most of the artists participating in the event are living in the area.
The Two Headed Dog Art Collective remains open to more volunteer artists.
The event is free to the public.
Matthew Prandoni can be contacted at [email protected]