A Three–day winter celebration based in art, music, and cinema to support the State and promote downtown Sioux Falls running March 1-3
The Sioux Falls State Theatre Company is partnering with downtown and local businesses to create the 2nd Annual “Party for the State,” a three day festival based in art, music and movies. Using “Kickstarter™”, as its on-line giving platform, tickets for the weekend can be obtained by providing as little as a $25 donation through Kickstarter™. Persons can access the State Theatre Kickstarter™ page by going to the www.siouxfallstatetheatre.org; http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/statetheatre/bring-down-the-curtain
Kickstarter™ is a private for-profit company that specializes in “crowd-funding”. Investors do not give money to a project seeking a financial return, but rather projects they feel passionate about. This is the State Theatre’s second Kickstarter™ event. Last year’s event exceeded its goal.
Friday March 1st “Be Still”
Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce Event 6 to 8 pm.
Lanyard Pickup/Pre-Event at Icon at 4:30 pm
Sponsored by Fresh Produce and Icon Lounge
Still portraiture creates an unexpected intimacy between the viewer and the often everyday subjects on a canvas. Ipso Gallery invites you to Be Still and explore the works of Cassie Marie Edwards and Mark Stemwedel as they, each in their own way, find life in stillness. Also on display at “Be Still” will be the first State Theatre commissioned piece by James Sturdevant. This piece will be auctioned at the State Theatre GenuWine event on April 27th at Icon. In years to come, the State Theatre will ask a local artist to create an interpretation of the State Theatre that will then be auctioned off.
About Ipso Gallery:
Ipso Gallery serves the creative culture of Fresh Produce and downtown Sioux Falls by offering a place of artistic expression and collaboration, where artists and the community can actively engage in the discussion and conceptualization of contemporary art. It is located at 400 N Main Ave. #100, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.
For more information on Be Still, click the “events” tab at facebook.com/ipsogallery. To keep up with Fresh Produce news, visit bignewsbear.com.
Saturday March 2nd Austin Buescher Band Event at Skelly’s
Sponsored by Skelly’s and Gregg Gohl Hegg Realty
7 pm – Midnight
The Austin Buescher Band is out of Yankton and made up of members of the formerly known Blues Cartel. Entrance can be gained by presentation of the State Theatre lanyard or paying $10 at the door. Raffle tickets will be sold and given away that evening.
Sunday March 3rd “Cinema Paradiso”
Sponsored by Cinema Falls, Risse Sherman Partners Morgan Stanley and Icon Lounge
5 pm Social Hour
6 pm Screening
Cinema Paradiso: In a small Italian town, a young boy is mesmerized by a beautiful movie theater and strikes up a dynamic friendship with its warm-hearted projectionist. The film takes place in a small Italian town after World War II and follows the pair’s bittersweet relationship. – Academy Award for Best Foreign Film 1989
About Cinema Falls: Cinema Falls, founded by local film arts activist Julie Anderson Friesen, is populated with film lovers looking for cinematic adventure. Cinema Falls is a rapidly growing community of Cine-zens who embrace indie and foreign films – and mostly, just love great movies. This organization exists to bring the films that bypass our city and cineplex. Not just another night at the movies, Cinema Falls hosts Q&A’s, premieres, filmmakers, and doesn’t avoid films that make fans think.
Entrance can be gained by presentation of the State Theatre lanyard or paying $10. Raffle tickets will be sold and given away that evening. Full Capacity is 165 persons.
A person can purchase tickets at the door of each individual event except for the Art Show at Ipso Art Gallery which is free to the public. “This event is a great way to help the State Theatre, and have a lot of fun during the winter time. It is our hope to that in years to come this will continue to grow into more art, music and movies with the State Theatre at the center of the festivities” said Executive Director Stephen Williamson.
The State Theatre company is a 501c(3) non-profit that will feature both new-release motion pictures and independent and classic films.