The Creme Coffee House is hosting its first ever Halloween Art Showcase featuring local artists through the month of October. Bobby Edge, an artist himself, said the work of at least 10 individuals will be featured throughout the rotating showcase.
The artwork ranges from paintings to drawings to sculptures. This showcase marks the first time several of the artists have had their work on display, Edge said.
“I’d been following a couple local artists and they’d been popping out some cool pieces,” Edge said. “I reached out to the Creme and, about a month ago, started to organize the showcase.”
Edge, who runs RME Imaginarium, was able to display and sell some of his work at the Creme last year and said he wanted to give back to local artists across the area, giving them the same exposure he’d had.
Calling his relationship with the Creme “symbiotic,” Edge said the showcase is a win-win for the local coffee shop and the local artists whose art is being displayed.
“I help them and they help me,” he said. “This is great exposure for newer artists.”
This being Edge’s first time curating an art show, he said he loved the experience of getting to meet all the artists, many of whom he’d only known through social media.
The Halloween Art Showcase will be a revolving event. When a piece of the collection is sold, another will replace it. Edge said he asked all the artists to complete multiple projects that could all be displayed and sold throughout October.
Edge has already been in talks with the Creme about hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas Art Showcases.
The price of the Halloween artwork ranges from $30 – $150. For the artists, however, this opportunity hasn’t been solely about the money.
“One artist told me, ‘You don’t understand — by asking me to do this, you kept me busy during all this mess. I had a goal to accomplish,’” Edge said. “I think everybody can make it. That’s my philosophy.”