Happy New Year to all!
Things are about to get wild around here! Spiderweb Salon is hitting the ground running in 2018 with our PARTY ON showcase at Wine Squared on the 6th with some fantastic featured performers and our first open mic in years (signups are early - bring something to share!). We'll also make some big announcements concerning our plans for the coming year and introduce you to our awe-inspiring, all-star editorial team.
We'll also host at least two workshops in early January, one to create our newest zine, LOW POWER RADIO (which you should totally submit work to!), PLUS a beer-making workshop with Spiderweb's resident brewmaster. (Beer to-be-released at an upcoming private showcase.) Email us for details or become a supporter on Patreon for the inside scoop on all the things!
& whatever you do, don't miss our annual WINTER FORMAL on January 20 at Dan's Silverleaf! Visit the event page to read the full lineup and RSVP for this amazing showcase and dance party. We promise it's going to be off-the-charts brilliant. Let's dance!
Keep in mind that we will soon be booking for a special private showcase on Valentine's Day: our second installment of Spiderweb Salon Loves You. Grab a loved one and make something beautiful together. We're also about to launch our online collection of weekly featured artists, and we'd love to see what you're working on! Send our editors the good stuff.
Become a Patron, get all the things!
Hot dog! In less than a month, we made it to our first goal of 20 subscribers on Patreon! We can use all the help we can get to double this before the New Year. One of the easiest ways to support the arts in Denton & beyond is to become a subscriber! If you can't donate, spread the word!
Becoming a patron means giving a small donation every month to help us run showcases, publish zines and online material, purchase art supplies, book studio time, pay venue fees, and more. We're a volunteer-run art collective, and every little bit helps us pursue our dreams of working together and make beautiful things happen in our community. For giving as little as $10 a month, you'll score a free pass to EVERYTHING we do, including public and private showcases, workshops, new zines and publications, and everything in between.
If you have already registered to support us on Patreon, you are amazing! Your first donation will drop on January 1, which is when we will be creating and adding you to our Friends of Spiderweb Salon group and sending out thank yous & your supporter cards (if applicable) for VIP access to ALL THE THINGS! Thank you so much for the love!
Sounds like a lot is going on!
Oh yes. And this is only the beginning! Our crew is also working hard to launch our online publication platform to showcase local writers, artists, makers, and more. Additionally, we'll soon be starting an awesome new scholarship program for musicians in partnership with Shiny Sound Recording Studio, we got nominated for a DAM award (show some love & vote for us!!), J&J's basement is back (and you better believe we'll be booking something wonderful there soon), and we're partnering up with KUZU for our awesome new zine release and to sneak some local poetry on the radio!
We can't wait to share all this and more with our community in the coming months, and hope that you can be a part of all the incredible activities and events we have lined up. Stay tuned for more, and have a very happy new year.
from the spiderweb crew,
we love you!