Potluck is Front Porch’s summer season, an intensive time of art-making and community building. Several of Front Porch’s founders and associated artists live in other parts of the country, working and training in their artistic fields. Potluck is a concentrated time for us to bring everyone back home, make work, and exchange ideas with our neighbors in the Upstate.
Last year, we worked with over 30 local artists to host Potluck 2014, with almost 400 people attending. We learned so much from our first season. Moving forward, we’re focusing on developing new work based on the Southeast. This is what Potluck 2015 has in store:
- August 8: Literary Roots, a gathering of Upstate writers
- August 14-16: Chronic Fatigue, a new Southern family drama by Kimberly Belflower
- August 15: Homegrown Artistry, a multidisciplinary workshop for community-based artists
Save the last Saturday of your month for a Salon Saturday with Front Porch.
A riff on the 16th century French and Italian model of gathering, Front Porch Arts Collective brings you Salon Saturday and celebrates the original historical intentions.
Salon Saturday shakes up the traditional social gathering model, and offers a monthly evening of social merriment, intellectual stimulation, discussion, and Front Porch-curated presentations surrounding a theme. Established partly to amuse, and partly to educate, each Salon proves to be a laid back networking environment for like-minded individuals of all kinds and ages, and particularly seeks to bring together young artists of the Upstate who have not heretofore had opportunities to cross paths.
Conversation is encouraged, interactive activities likely, fun a definite.
In 2015, Salon Saturdays are going to be held on a quarterly basis, in February, June, September, and November.