The people at RAW:natural born artists sent us an e-mail this week, talking about the 3-week tour they just returned from to promote their expansion from just six cities in California to sixteen cities across the US (including HFR hub, Phoenix), and I thought such artistic ambition is worthy of mention on our 'Website of the Week.'
RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that showcases work from local filmakers, visual artists, performing artists, musicians, fashion designers, photographers and more (sadly no creative writing that I can see - Editors! Get on that!). In addition to being featured online, selected "RAW:artists" have their work showcased in a monthly art show held in their hometown; something RAW:founder, Heidi Luerra, called a "circus of creativity" where all genres and mediums are brought together under one roof.
I liked the website because it's promoting local art work and providing an opportunity for those of us who don't live in the big artsy cities like NY & LA to have our work showcased on a really cool, really innovative platform. They've already jumped from 6 cities to 16, with plans to move into 6 more by the end of this spring.
If you're interested in submitting your work, do so here.