CULTURE . COMMERCE . CREATIVITY
ART OFF THE WALL
April's installment of Art Off The Wall brought together a unique blend of hip hop, tea, kicks, and poetry! To top it off, our A List Band delivered live hip-hop music in a stylish venue that created the perfect atmosphere. Storie Devereaux and Tovi Khali hosted the event, while Steeped in Chicago showcased their collection of artisan teas, celebrating black culture and promoting wellness. The cookie bar and tea pairings were a huge hit among the attendees. And to top it all off, we were treated to a captivating spoken word performance by the talented Mel Roberson, who is not only an author and poet but also an entrepreneur. It was ... Art, unframed.
Recalling the early days of hiphop drew inspiration to host the afternoon
The event took place at Studio 2226, in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood..
Storie Devereaux making sure everything is perfect and set for the Afternoon while fellow Hiphop Artist Abstrakmind chilled in background enjoying the Big Pun Oatmeal Cranberry cookies.
Smith + Warren, our young adult staff, helped to setup and greet guests as they arrived.
Steeped in Chicago provided mugs for all our guests for their afternoon sip, while Monster Energy Drinks sponsored the event with a variety of their Rehab teas.
Spoken word and performing Artist Mel Roberson dominated the stage with poetry and storytelling backed by our house band, and shared snippets from his book.
THE A LIST BAND:
KEYS + BASS: BRANDON B. DAVID
DRUMS: WILLIE NICKSON
GUITAR: AUM MU RA
TRUMPET: JONDAVID PROVITT
NUMBER OF GUESTS: 65
ART OFF THE WALL is a bi-monthly Arts series that aims to connect culture, commerce, and creativity. We are dedicated to organizing one-of-a-kind experiences that bring people together and provide a platform for talented African-American artists to exhibit their work. Through engaging conversations about their art, we strive to create a space where all artists can share their stories. Our goal is to foster a safe environment for expression, collaboration, and creativity by forging meaningful partnerships between artists, businesses, and other art institutions.
ART OFF THE WALL is bi-monthly showcase that curated by Stoviink Creatives and produces events in all creative disciplines.