Lincolnton, NC – The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party is a Gallery 27 tradition. The purpose of this exhibit is to challenge artists to create outside their comfort zones, and provide collectors with fun and quirky original works of art. The participating artists are given mysterious prompts, or weird rules to ensure each exhibit is unpredictable in nature and a one-of-a-kind event.
This year’s challenge began with 5 initial artists who were invited to a secret group. They were then presented with this year’s theme and each was asked to invite 5 additional artists. Those artist invitees were then asked to invite 5 more artists; creating a viral “rabbit hole” effect. We are always excited to see which artists will join us on this annual artistic adventure.
Once Upon A Time…
Fairytales offer the reader a way to dive into a magical, surrealist world. These stories are an expression of hope and fantasy intertwined with the idea that dreams can possibly come true. They are known for their “enchantment” upon the reader, thanks to the vivid descriptions of the characters and the lands they live in. Using any medium, choose a prompt from the Once Upon a Time prompt list to create your own story and remind the audience why fairy tales continue to captivate.
Join us for the Tea Party on opening night and see what these artists have created. All work is available for purchase and will be sold in a silent auction. The auction will begin during the opening reception on March 23, 2019 and run until the last day of the show May 10th, 2019.