It starts as a seed.
Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow – AR4T - opened it’s doors in Laguna Beach May 30th, 2010. The idea was simple: to provide a space for emerging contemporary artists amidst a land of plein air landscapes, seascapes and still life.
But simple ideas take root, and soon a spark becomes a flame. It is our belief that art creates community. As humans we need to be shaken up, constantly in motion, exposed to change. Visual arts, music, and language are as necessary to our bodies as air and water. To live without art is like living on a dry desert plain… or being stuck forever in a planned community mini-mall.
Artists Republic For Tomorrow works with artists who make amazing works in the studio, and are also leaders in life – travelers, curators, musicians, skateboarders, surfers, teachers, builders. These people are the vanguards of our day, shaping the way we see and feel the world. We stand in support of them, offering not just original art works, photographs and prints to a growing collector base but an open invitation to join in the fun.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do then by the ones that you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain
Header Art : Ben Brough // detail from “A Million Charming Creatures”
Current Show at the AR4T GALLERY