This week : Art Perchance

Looking for something to do this week? Why not do something fun that also helps a great cause? Thursday, Aug. 16, is Art Perchance at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. I’ll be there from 6-9 p.m. for the Are You Game? event, which will include live music, cocktails, and outdoor fun in Target Park.

My Time Is Coming by Christy Johnson of redshoes26 design

My Time Is Coming by Christy Johnson of redshoes26 design

I donated my mixed-media shadowbox, My Time Is Coming, to this event, which benefits the Friends of the Institute, a volunteer organization that supports the MIA’s programs and projects. My piece will be on display with more than 60 other original works of art, in the first floor of the Target Wing. And guess what? You can have a chance to win it!

Ticket info for the event is as follows:

$500 per person : gets you 30 tokens for the art drawing, plus two free drink tickets

$250 per person : gets you 25 tokens for the art drawing, plus a free drink ticket

$100 per person : gets you 15 tokens for the art drawing, plus a free drink ticket

All ticket levels include valet parking, admission to the pre-party reception with the awesome artists such as myself (from 5-6 p.m.), and access to refreshments in the VIP lounge all night. Refreshments!

Art Perchance is open to the public, but only those who contribute to the cause can win art. Tickets can be purchased right here. The event coincides with the MIA’s free monthly soirĂ©e, Third Thursday.


Last chance : Paper Hat solo show

Still haven’t gotten your booty to Paper Hat to see my solo show, Through the Glass: a collection of mixed-media shadowboxes? You’re in luck…but not for long. The show runs through next Tuesday, Aug. 14. So get on over there and check out my brand-new pieces.

is it time by redshoes26 design

Is It Time? by Christy Johnson of redshoes26 design

While there, just *try* to not buy something from one of the great artists who are represented in the shop. Everything is so damn cute, you’ll be coveting things in no time. You will find among the items my Minnesota Icons, greeting cards, and postcards.

And if you’re so inclined, take home one of my shadowboxes. Each one tells a personal story, and I hope you interpret them in your own way and make the stories your own.

Let me know if you get to Paper Hat (it’s in south Minneapolis), and pass along your feedback on the show. I’d love to hear your thoughts.