ARTFEEL is a quarterly public art appreciation show held on Market Street’s Outdoor Stage that spotlights a particular public artwork and asks area residents to share how it makes them feel – their artfeel. Some people sing, some dance, some play instruments, some story-tell, read a literary excerpt or perform spoken-word poetry, some show-and-tell their own artwork in progress or share a sentimental object from home, and, some say just one word – the emotion the artwork has evoked in them. The rules are…there are no rules…and that is the fun!
Everyone gets 2 minutes or less to express themselves using the artwork as a creative prompt. Created and hosted by local arts & culture writer Nickole Kerner Bobley with Sweekman Artists and The Sarah Kelly School of Music providing featured musical artists, ARTFEEL also serves as a gathering place for area art clubs to display their latest works and announce upcoming events, classes and workshops.