Shop Local album release party + silent art auction and more

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Friday, May 26, 2017
5:00pm-10:00pm
SSSA Theatre, 15 1/2 Ziegler Ct,, Elgin, Illinois, 60120

“Shop Local” is a community-based art project spanning multiple mediums created entirely in Elgin, IL and entirely by Elgin-based artists.

The music portion of the project features 11 brand new songs from Watch City founding member Moore, and co-production from Watch City’s own Angrous and Aaron Kasz as well as hometown collaborator Cool Kennedy. Each song features commissioned artwork from a different visual artist; the front and back covers are also designed by Elgin-based artists. The art will be compiled into a full color 16 page booklet that will be included with all CD copies of “Shop Local”.“Shop Local’ will be released digitally worldwide on May 25th, 2017 and the album release party will take place the following evening at SSSA Theater in downtown Elgin (15 and ½ Ziegler Ct).

The “Shop Local” release party features a silent art auction, live performances from Moore, MAINTAIN, Angrous and Melo Tripp,the Taste of Elgin mini-buffet, and an exclusive T-shirt design being pressed live on the spot. These exclusive hand-pressed tees are being made at this party and this party only before the design is retired. The “Shop Local” release party is also the first place to get a physical copy of Moore’s new album “Shop Local” and the 16 page art booklet.

Pre-order the album, art booklet and more at http:/www.gofundme.com/shoplocal

The silent art auction features brand-new original pieces of art from:
Elizabeth Almanza
Jamey Bouwmeester
Ramsey Camarillo
Ashley Composano
Kyle Cole
Michael Cornelius
Lucy Espinoza
Joel Amore
Stephanie Kelly
Collin Koko
Jim Lloyd
Roberto Martinez
Freddrick D. Wimms

Friday, May 26th 2017
5pm: Art auction, t shirt press and Taste of Elgin open.
7pm: Live performances begin
15 1/2 Ziegler Ct

$10 suggested donation
$10 all-you-can-eat bracelet at Taste of Elgin

Stay tuned for details on the official after-party and the “Drink Local” pub crawl.

“Shop Local” is sponsored by the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission and the following small businesses:
BRAVO Magazine
Dog’s Paw Brewing
Martini Room
Rediscover Records
Scales Off Media
Side Street Studio Arts
Stay ill Clothing – SIC
Watch City

Pre-order the album, art booklet and more at http:/www.gofundme.com/shoplocal