This has been an idea in the making for quite some time. The idea for Blackbird LSD’s (Literary Services and Development) Artisan Project has been on the table for about a year, but finding a venue and backing has proved to be difficult. Not only did the Blackbird staff want the ability to hold one of the biggest shows in the Inland Empire, but they wanted to incorporate all of the arts, as they are not just lovers of indie authors, but of indie music and indie artists.
When Daniel, of Blackbird, landed himself back in college and on the school newspaper the opportunity had at last arose. After hob nobbing with some of the college’s finest, and after making some crucial associations in both the literary, musical, and world of art, bringing his baby to life was becoming more and more attainable.
Of course any local vendor event benefits me because I don’t have to drive far, so I offered any services I could. Note to self: always rethink volunteering for big projects. But I digress, I am in charge of vendor booths for now because this event just keeps growing on itself. On a great note: there are already several featured artists and authors on the line-up, and just days into the announcement.
So what will this “Artisan” Project have that not many other shows have? Everything! The point is to publicly display the independent arts in every form. There will be indie bands on one side, displays of art on another, and the giant lake will be bordered by rows upon rows of indie authors. Toss in a few vendors to make it a truly crowd gathering event and you have the ingredients for one powerful day and a plethora of talents!
For more info on the Artisan Project, or to be part of all the fun visit Blackbird LSD. Event is held in Victorville, CA in March 2014.