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KOI 2 Scheduled for April 9, 2011. Tickets on sale now!

March 14, 2011

When: April 9, 2011, 8:00 pm

Where: St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton Street NW, Washington, DC

How: Brown Paper Tickets, $16.50 per person

Questions?: kitchenofinnovation [at] gmail [dot] com

The second Kitchen of Innovation (KOI 2) takes place April 9 and builds on the success of KOI 1 to continue connecting artists with each other and grassroots financial support. This open-ended experiment radically transforms funding models and seeks to promote independent artists who are changing the creative landscape of DC.

KOI is inspired by similar arts funding events in Baltimore (STEW) and Brooklyn (FEAST). The concept is straightforward yet unpredictable. Attendees buy tickets which allow them to: enjoy a dinner party; engage in lively, intimate and spontaneous conversation with artists and fellow patrons; vote on their favorite project; and become investors in the creative processes of DC artists.

KOI 2 brings together six artists who are creating innovative public events and exploring new ways of working. Artists include: Nancy Bannon (theater/film), Amanda Jiron-Murphy (curatorial project), Katy Kincaid (eco fashion), Carolina Mayorga (performance and visual art), Lisa Rosenstein & O Street Studios (visual arts), and Roxann Morgan Rowley & Next Reflex Dance Collective (dance). By presenting their projects at KOI 2, these artists gain both an opportunity for funding and the ability to connect with members of the art-supporting public.

KOI 1 funded two local projects: a dance performance by Holly Bass and a studio/print shop venture by Kristina Bilonick (Pleasant Plains Workshop). KOI 2 will build on this success by making possible more innovative artworks throughout the Washington, DC community. KOI continues to cultivate creativity in DC.

KOI 2 will take place at St. Stephen’s Church in Columbia Heights at 8:00 pm on April 9. Tickets are $16.50 per person and can be purchased through the Brown Paper Tickets website. Sweetgreen is once again partnering with KOI to provide savory goods and The Pink Line Project is again an official Event Enthusiast and supporter. KOI is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of KOI may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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