THE ARTS COUNCIL OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
FIVE by FIVE 2014 was an exciting night of performances from local professionals in theatre, dance, music and spoken word as well as 676 5″x5″ pieces of art in an anonymous exhibition from artists worldwide.
Nearly 900 arts enthusiasts attended and through visual art sales raised $13,000 for the Arts Council’s individual artist grants and workshop programs. Small art for a BIG cause!
FIVE by FIVE was created by the Arts Council’s Artist Advisory Committee with several goals in mind — to give all artists an additional opportunity to show their work and to make possible the collection/purchasing of artwork for an affordable amount. It was felt this would also enable those who might not usually buy original art to start collecting and thereby benefit artists beyond this one-night event. Buyers choose the work they purchase based on its appeal only and not whether the artist is known or unknown since all work is shown anonymously. The event raises money for the individual artist programs – grants and workshops – of the Arts Council.