Friday, October 25, 2013

Geek Art/Green Innovator's festival Hits 5-year Milestone

Since 2010 The Geek Art/Green Innovator's Festival, affectionately known as GAH-gee, has been highlighting and presenting the most unique and innovative art, technology and environmental ventures the city has to offer as part of the "Unblurred" First Fridays, art crawl series held on Penn Avenue in the Garfield business district. Event Director, Christine Bethea, chose the over all theme for the fest: "Earth, Wind and Fire,"

She won't pretend the name didn't come from the well known band spawned in the late 1960's.
"This group had a phenomenal history, " said Bethea, "According to Rolling Stone, their sound spanned every genre: pop, rock, jazz, funk, disco, and gospel. GA/GI is just like that too. We look to a variety of ventures, ventures, projects and programs to make our event unique." She saw their name as a great jump off point for the festival's 5th Anniversary year. "GA/GI fest is all about retro and reuse, but also about emergence and innovation. You can't go forward without stepping back a bit."

They've been through four years of evolution ourselves. This year, they are going to take things to a different level, starting with the retooling of their popular fashion segment as a full showcase, something they haven't done for the last two years.They are also getting more involvement from organizations like Tech Shop, and creating new collaborations.The fest will also feature more children's Saturday activities the morning following Friday's Unblurred. Look for more theater and music; some amazing special guests. And fun with other international events coming up in April 2014. click here. Check back with the blog!