Founded in 1992 by Karen Atkinson and Joe Luttrell, Side Street Projects is a completely-mobile, artist-run nonprofit organization. It’s mission is to give artists of all ages the ability and the means to support their creative endeavors. Side Street Projects teaches artists how to roll up their sleeves and do things themselves with education programs that encourage self-reliance and creative problem solving in a contemporary art context.
This year, Side Street Projects 20th Annual Phantom Ball artist is Alexandra Grant. Instead of coming to the Phantom Ball, Side Street Projects invites you to “pick something you want to do, but haven’t (because you can’t find the time) and do that instead.” By buying a “ticket” to Side Street Projects‘ 20th Annual Phantom Ball, they willl send you the “party favor” made for this infamous non-event: a signed, limited-edition print by Grant created exclusively for the Phantom Ball (edition of 150). To buy a print and help support Side Street’s mission: www.sidestreet.org/prints/