Find your inner PITCH. In 2011, the QAX Marketing Boot Camps are led by renowned experts in the fields of E-Marketing, Video Production, PR, Grantwriting and more. You don’t have to be a sellout to make money with your art.
QAX mixers are “mini-festivals” for the greater Queens community where one can network in a casual atmosphere. But the mixers are not solely for building camaraderie, they also serve to create buzz in the months leading up to the QAX festival in the spring. Each mixer features a different neighborhood host. Who attends the mixers? Friends of QCA. Individual artists. Community leaders. Politicians. Art organizations. YOU!
2011 Schedule (all events will take place on Thursdays at 6:00-8:30pm):
Thu, Jan 20 – LIC – Grantwriting Pitch Party
Thu, Feb 17 — LIC–Poetry Fair & Mixer
Thu, Feb 24 – Flushing – Storyselling
Thu, Mar 24 – Astoria – Building an Online Presence: Social Media/Blogging
Thu, Apr 21 – Jackson Heights – Community Partnerships
Sunnyside Artists Organization has three artistic events; Thalia Spanish Theatre has a performance plus an outdoor festival; Unity Stage Company presents a comedy; All on Sunday, June 13th during QAX in Sunnyside.
All events are close together, most are admission FREE and all are walkable to the No. 7 train.
Take your time going from one event to another, and enjoy exploring Sunnyside while experiencing these great artistic events during Queens Art Express this weekend.
Sunnyside Artists events take place on Sunday, June 13th from 1pm – 5pm. All events are close to the 46th Street/Bliss Street subway station:
“Portrait of The Exquisite” (a juried show)
Bliss Bistro 45-20 Skillman Avenue at 46th Street. (wine $5, soda $3)
Explore Corona during QAX thanks to QMA & Corona Action Network:
Heart of Corona Artful Tastes Tours: The Corona Action Network (CAN) and Queens Museum of Art (QMA), in collaboration with local business, will take you on artist-lead tours to discover the Tastes of Corona on Saturday, June 12. Enjoy an exciting journey through a neighborhood where cultures meet! Join their guides in Corona Plaza for a gastronomic tour featuring free samples then work off lunch with three cultural tours; explore African American and Italian heritage of Corona or cultural institutions in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
See tour details and map information below. Enjoy your afternoon in Corona during QAX!
11am-12pm, TOUR 1 : Tastings & Corona History with historian Jack Eichenbaum – North Corona Loop (Starts/Ends Corona Plaza, via LAHM)
12pm-1pm, TOUR 2 : Tastings & Corona History with historian Jack Eichenbaum – South Corona (Start Corona Plaza, ends Spaghetti Park)
2pm-3pm, TOUR 3: African American History of Corona for Families with artist Raul Hurtado (Louis Armstrong House, Dorrie Miller Houses, Langston Hughes Library)
2pm-3pm, TOUR 4: African American History of Corona with artist Tahir Hemphill * IN ENGLISH ONLY* (Louis Armstrong House, Dorrie Miller Houses, Langston Hughes Library)
3pm-4pm, TOUR 5: From Spaghetti Park to Flushing Meadows Corona Park with artist Georgie Flores (Starts Corona Plaza, through Italian Corona, then ends at Queens Museum)
IN THE PLAZA
11am-4pm: Tabling /Handing out QAX flyers, QAX Corona Maps (QMA, Corona CAN, Casa Ecuatoriana)
11am-12:30pm: DJ Juan Mapu spinning diverse Latin music (reggeaton, cumbia, retro) with a little South Asian bhangra for added spice
12pm-4pm: Art Making Workshops with Georgie Flores and Pablo Caviedes
12:30pm: Mariachi (Alex can we confirm which group)
Queens Council on the Arts would like to thank The Honorable Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, The Queens Delegation and especially The Honorable Councilmembers Karen Koslowitz, Mark Weprin and James Van Bramer for their support of Queens Art Express.