Events 2017

Events are led by creative professionals who insist on active participation and inspire creative thinking in various forms, such as music, dance, performance, visual art, fashion, food etc. These events are organized in New York City, where Art Fast is based. During Navaratri Art Fast participants are encouraged to attend these events to help complement their fasting experiences and engage with other participants. Most of the events are open and free to community participation with a focus on exploring one's creativity. Most of the events require an RSVP. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TICKET PRICES ARE NOW ON "PAY AS YOU WISH".

  • ARTFAST KICKOFF! Participatory Improv Music Performance

    WED, SEP 20, 2017
    6-8 PM

    Louise McCagg Gallery in Barnard University
    3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

    Participate in this music performance which will be immersive and improvisational. There will be guidance given to the audience to participate the creative process during the performance. JunYi Chow, a pianist and improv composer, will present his piece, BREATH-TIME-FLOW, a multisensory performance in experiencing the relationship between sound, time and space. Amelia Marzec, a visual and sound artist, will present ALOUETTE 1, a derelict satellite that uses the human voice to create soundscapes and unexpected harmonic relationships.

    Bring any small instrument that you have and can play with. Participation is open to all.

    RSVP to Reserve

  • 9-Day Creative Challenge

    THU, SEP 21 - SEP 31, 2017

    Indulge in a creative fast by challenging your creative self for 9-days. Fasting is a form of constraint and Art Fast is based on the premise that constraints can lead to creativity. If you are already in a creative field: fasting is equivalent to abstaining from usual art materials and art processes, and seeing how their creativity flows. And if you are not already in a creative field and wish to explore your creative side: fasting is equivalent to removing daily distractions and indulging in a creative challenge.

    Participation to this can be done from anywhere. It is an online challenge where all you need to do is share your challenge and process to the Art Fast team and we will blog it for others to get inspired. You can be of any age to participate and can even collaborate with your friends, family or colleagues to create or do the challenge. The key is to start the new challenge on Sep 21, be consistent and truthful about your sharing.

    RSVP by Sep 20 by stating your creative challenge in 2-3 sentences.

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  • Tradition Meets Invention: A Sari Fashion Workshop

    FRI, SEP 22, 2017
    6-8 PM

    Manhattan Movement Center
    248 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023

    A hands-on workshop/ demo on ways to wear a traditional Indian sari, complemented with your own contemporary fashion blouse creation. The workshop will be led by artist and fashion researcher Daria Dorosh and stylist Jay Jaidev.

    Do bring along the following: 1. Any fitted top or shirt you are willing to cut and appropriate into a blouse 2. Scrap fabric and any other embellishments such as trims, ribbons, buttons, beads. 3. Scissors , needle and thread, and pins.

    Participation is open to anyone 18yrs and up. Space is limited. The first twenty people who register will be in. RSVP by Sep 20.

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  • Art & Spirituality: An Art Workshop

    SAT, SEP 30, 2017
    2-4.30 PM

    Gallery MC
    549 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

    Get inspired to use your inner divine in your creative process in this spiritual-art workshop. Ann Pachner and Jayanthi Moorthy, professional visual artists, will help you meditate and draw from within using simple tools and materials.

    Participation is open to both adults and kids (6yrs and up and should be accompanied by an adult who will partake in the workshop). Space is limited. The first twenty people who register will be in. RSVP by Sep 28.

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  • Break The Fast

    WED, OCT 4, 2017
    6-8.30 PM

    SoHo Photo Gallery
    15 White St, New York, NY 10013

    An evening of festive celebrations and creative sharing marking the last day of Art Fast. It will comprise of:
    1. A temporary exhibit of works
2. Presentation of works by participants of their creative fasts.
    3. Participatory Action Meditation by monks from the USA Shaolin Temple of New York
    4. Distribution of Prasada (festive food as a religious offering)

    Participation open to all ages. RSVP by Sep 30th

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