Idiomart 1 Year Celebration & Learnings

idiomART: Celebrating 1 Year of Creativity and Community in Our New House [Video]

It feels like only yesterday that Sarah HB invited Michelle and myself to the 1st ‘official’ idiomART meeting in the new premises on Mariscal Lamar. One year on, and we have a similar meeting to plan some of the festivities to celebrate the anniversary. We start talking about some of the collective achievements and lessons learned. Given our shared goals of creating a vibrant, inclusive community, it felt appropriate to share some of these achievements and lessons with you.

This was the genesis for creating this extensive video interview with idiomART’s passionate director, Sarah HB. Hope you enjoy!

Summer Celebration Kicking off June 8th @ 6pm

All of us at idiomART want to welcome you to our 1-Year Anniversary Fiesta! Join Trio NoAn and our own in-house artist, Cristian León (or DJ Medio Broster) for some incredible live music so we can celebrate in style. Live Cuban music, cumbias, rancheras, and everything in between!

Below is a summary of some of the main points we discussed during the video. Think of it as a bit of a cheat sheet. This is a new content format that we’re trialing, so any and all feedback would be truly welcome.

A Melting Pot of Inspiration

At idiomART, diversity and inclusivity reign supreme. The vibrant tapestry of people from different backgrounds and interests is what makes this place truly special. Sarah HB, with her contagious energy, has nurtured a sense of community and belonging that brings artists and art lovers together under one roof. In the words of Sarah HB, “idiomART is where art becomes a language that transcends barriers and creates connections that last a lifetime.”

Exploring the Wonderland of Activities

Prepare to be dazzled by the kaleidoscope of events and activities offered at idiomART. With a goal of becoming a diverse space that caters to all artistic passions, they leave no canvas untouched. From culinary arts to literary works, fine arts to visual experiements, art therapy to spiritual well-being, and music that sets your soul on fire – idiomART truly has something for everyone. A visit has been known to set your senses soaring as you indulge in tantalizing tastings, concerts, and captivating exhibitions that push the boundaries of creativity.

Supporting Artists and Community Outreach

idiomART isn’t just a place where artists gather; it’s a haven that nurtures their talents and supports their growth. Sarah and her team are dedicated to providing a platform for artists of all backgrounds and experience levels. Through exhibits, concerts, and workshops, they create opportunities for artists to showcase their work, collaborate, and expand their artistic horizons. But the magic doesn’t stop there. idiomART goes beyond its walls, engaging in charity work and forging collaborations with organizations, spreading the power of art to across the community.

Collaboration and Partnership

One of the secrets behind idiomART success lies in its collaborations and partnerships. One example is the alliance between idiomART and YapaTree, sharing experiences and parallel initiatives to enhance the artistic landscape of Cuenca. Together, we’re better able to drive positive change and empower artists and art lovers alike.

Milestones and Highlights

idiomART has come a long way since its inception, and its growth and recognition are undeniable. Moving to its new location was a significant milestone, allowing for expansion and increased attendance from locals. The media, both local and national, has taken notice, giving idiomART the spotlight it deserves. But beyond the glitz and glamour, the true impact lies in the community. idiomART has become a hub where people from all walks of life can find solace, inspiration, and a shared love for the arts.

The Thriving Artists of idiomART

The atmosphere at idiomART is often on of high energy, fostering an environment where artists can thrive. Flexibility and openness to change are qualities that allows artists to flourish, as they embrace the ever-evolving nature of this creative sanctuary. Collaboration and interaction among artists fuel their inspiration, leading to unique creations that transcend individual talent. At idiomART, artistry blooms through the collective spirit.

Navigating Operations and Regulations

Behind the scenes, managing operations and logistics at idiomART is no small feat. The old-age patrimonial house presents its own challenges, but with the support of the owner, Jacqueline, maintenance and repairs are taken care of. Despite facing hurdles from intense rainy seasons and even earthquakes, the spirit of cooperation between the center and its landlord prevails, giving every event the best chance of success.

Future Plans and Exciting Offerings

The future shines bright for idiomART, with exciting projects and changes on the horizon. Collaborating brings new artistic ideas and fresh perspectives to exhibits, promising deeper concepts, different activities, and profound exhibitions that will leave visitors awe-inspired. Prepare your taste buds for wine appreciation courses, dive into a mural workshop, or unleash your creativity in a watercolor class. And don’t miss the cultural road trip for the Inti Rimi celebration, where art and culture intertwine in a harmonous display.

Expansion and Improvement

idiomART is constantly seeking ways to improve and expand its services. With a new billboard system for better communication within the house, visitors can stay informed about the plethora of activities and services available. Additionally, a self-guided tour has been introduced, allowing visitors to explore the labeled spaces within the house, uncovering artist corners and other hidden gems at their own pace.

Wrapping Up

idiomART is not just a place—it’s an experience. It’s a testament to the power of art in fostering community, embracing diversity, and inspiring creativity. Sarah HB’s dedication and energy have transformed idiomART into a haven where artists and art lovers find their tribe. So, come one, come all, and immerse yourself in Cuenca’s enchanting creative center. Experience it firsthand and let your artistic spirit soar to new heights, as you become a part of this vibrant and ever-evolving artistic community.

To stay up to date with idiomART’s events, sign up to their newsletter by emailing [email protected], check out their Facebook Page or head over to our events calendar.

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