by Ariana Lopez

Cherish • to hold or treat as dear; feel love for ∙ to care for tenderly; nurture.

Arte Soleil is wrapping our community in a warm blanket of support in self-expression and holding space for us to really be our true selves. And in so many ways! I want to speak directly to the creative energy that spirals around in this space and makes us inspired to further and develop our skills. That is exactly what I felt this weekend at Arte Soleil’s Open Mic.

Have you been?! Ohhh, well it’s only just begun!

These gatherings just started happening, as of about a month ago, with the intention of bringing new exciting faces in to see what is being cultivated here.

A place to share songs, poems, comedy, any of the sort!

And be heard.

And to listen…there’s a charm in each of us. A gift we can offer one another from sharing our expression, our way of presenting perspective.

This is a haven, a space that I absolutely cherish.

Art Soleil invites people to join in these evenings of presence, laughter, and community. A place where you can come up to the mic, connect with locals, and even make some artwork while you’re in this positive atmosphere for a small studio fee to support the space.

Plus! Check out all the wonderful creations in the Gallery/Gift Shoppe room too while you’re here! All locally crafted and available to come home with you… These creations are for sale and what a diverse range, too! There are t-shirts to paintings, pottery to masks, musical tunes to soaps, books to sauces – all sorts of creations that locals make, so if you come upon a cherishable one and just fall in love, an avenue of purchase is open!

This is how we can put our ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’ saying into practice. We ask that you hold our hand in genuinity to support local creators and preserve the Art Soleil foundation in this community.

We can only do this together!

And come say hello! The open mics look like they’re taking a course of every other weekend!
Join us for the next one: March 3rd, 2018.
6:30-7pm Sign-up, then performances begin!

P.S. After jams may occur, such as this wonderful one we just had!

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