This past Friday was the opening reception for the Pokémon Battle Royale show! And it was a massive success! Hundreds of Poké-fanatics and art-lovers gathered for a night of art, food, chiptunes, giveaways and fun!
We knew the night was going to be a success when we were preparing to open the doors to the public, and found this waiting outside!
And that was only the beginning! There was a steady stream of people coming all night, with the gallery filled to capacity the entire night! Everyone was in high spirits, I've never seen an artshow with more people smiling and laughing.
We want to thank all the artists who participated and everyone who attended the opening! Seeing the overwhelming response made all the hard work we put into preparing completely worth it! And a special thanks to Alyssa Nassner and Bryan Ische for curating the entire show, the quality of art was phenomenal!
We're super excited to invite everyone to the Opening Reception for our new show, "Pokémon Battle Royale", on Friday April 20th from 7 - 10pm!
Battle Royale is massive show, with 151 artists taking on the original 151 original Pokémon! The list of amazing talent involved is absolutely awe-inspiring! You can find a full list of participants here!
All artwork is available first-come-first-serve once the doors open, and each piece is only $40!
As a bonus, we're also opening the small gallery, which will feature a special mini-set of Poké-trainers by hand-picked guest artists, as well as a Poké-themed art provided by the superstar collaborative art project Ten Paces and Draw!
The event is free and everyone is welcome! So if you're around the Minneapolis area - stop by and say hello! There will be Poké-themed refreshments, music, super-cool people and fun give-aways!
Yeah! Give-aways! There will be a sweet (free) raffle for some excellent artwork! Make sure to stick around until the drawing at 9 PM to win!
Remember, the Opening Reception is Friday, April 20th from 7- 10pm! We're located on the corner of Stevens Ave and 26th Street - right across from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Street parking is available on Stevens, 26th and 1st Ave.