This Sukkos: 4th Annual Celebration of Creativity
As the Holiday of Sukkos approaches, The Creative Soul is gearing up to host its annual Community Art Show. Unlike in previous years though, the show will take place at the Creative Soul’s own space – their gallery at 386 Kingston Ave. in the heart of Crown Heights.
The Show begins Sunday, October 12, at 8:00pm, with an artist reception party open to the whole community.
Four years ago, the first show came about almost by chance, and was an instant success. Staying open all hours of the day and night, attempting to keep pace with the dancing on the street, the show was seen by hundreds. Titled ‘Chassidim of Color,’ the show set out a ‘call for art’ to anyone who defined themselves as a Chassid and had creativity to share, to come display their work in the show. The organizers of the event were amazed at both the turnout of the audience and the diversity of artists participating.
The show touched a nerve in the community, and over the course of the year The Creative Soul was born. Dedicated to exploring and celebrating Judaism through the arts, The Creative Soul is on a mission to find the relevance of creativity in the community, and to use that creativity to enhance Judaism.
This year the 4th Annual Celebration of Creativity opens on Sunday evening, October 12, to the entire community. Everyone is invited to celebrate the diverse creativity within the Chassidic community.
Due to the gallery’s proximity to the dancing on the street, it will be accessed via 486 Crown St. (around the corner).
On Tuesday, October 14, the Creative Soul will host a ladies only dance party in the gallery. With the dancing right outside for the men, the ladies and girls in the community will have a chance to dance and celebrate in their own space, right near the action.
The 4th Annual Celebration of Creativity show will be open for a month, with all work available for sale. The community is invited to come see the work and support living artists express their Judaism through their creativity.