TRIBAL AFFAIRS is a multi-disciplinary arts exhibition created by student artists to unite student artists across the Washington, DC region and provide an opportunity for the public to see the work of new and emerging talent. TRIBAL AFFAIRS begins at 8pm on Saturday, June 25 at Artisphere and features a visual arts exhibition, fashion show, culinary arts tasting and a late-night DJ dance party. Tickets are $20 ($17 for students). Following the coverage of event operating costs, TRIBAL AFFAIRS will donate proceeds will be donated to The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences to provide grants to local emerging artists.
TRIBAL AFFAIRS was created and is being managed by three students from The Art institute of Washington: Alfredo A. Weeks, VI, Advertising Major BFA; Lara Al-Soudani ,Graphic Design Major BFA; and Matilda Nwoke, Fashion Retail Management BA. “We believe the DC metro area is full of young ambitious and talented students that are waiting for an event focused primarily on their works,” says student organizer Al-Soudani, “Tribal Affairs was created to meet that need, create unity among us and promote the capabilities of D.C. metropolitan area student artists. By creating this forum, we hope to inspire students from various backgrounds and disciplines to show their work and passion for the arts.”
TRIBAL AFFAIRS student organizers reached out to local colleges, universities and art schools including University of Maryland College Park, Corcoran College of Art and Design, George Washington University, American University, Marymount University and The Art Institute of Washington to invite student artists to submit their work through a Facebook gallery. The student team juried and selected the 17 student artists that will be featured in TRIBAL AFFAIRS.
Support for TRIBAL AFFAIRS is being provided by Artisphere, iStrategy Labs, The Awesome Foundation and Utrecht Art Supplies.