Sunday, December 1, 2013

Idlewild South Happenings: #RAWardsATL on Dec. 5

Every month, the Atlanta chapter of RAW:natural born artists has been bringing out the best of our independent arts scene at Terminal West. I've long been a fan of this great local showcase and think you should be too...If you're not yet familiar with RAW and their work in good ol' ATL, here's the lowdown:

RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization for artists, by artists. RAW’s mission is to provide independent artists of all creative genres, with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW Headquarters in based in Los Angeles, CA but hosts RAW events in over 60 cities across the U.S, Australia, Canada and the U.K. RAW also showcases artists online via

RAW Atlanta's monthly showcases feature a rotating lineup of some serious talent across many formsof expression, but this week (Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., in fact), we're in for a special treat...a panel of judges for Atlanta's RAWards at Terminal West will select the best of the best of our hometown creatives.

Here's the scoop on Thursday's RAWards, check out full details and nominees online HERE...Hope to see you this Thursday at Terminal West!

RAW: Atlanta presents to you the 24 local nominees contending to represent the RAW: Atlanta community in the 5th annual RAWards Semi-Finals competition. During the month of October, the RAW:natural born artists organization hosted an online nomination process for 15,000 independent artists across the globe. The online popular vote and a local judges score narrowed down the top 3 artists in each craft to represent Atlanta in the Semi-Finals Showcase. 

Winner will be announced live at the end of the program. The final 8 winners will go on to represent the city in the last and final round of national judging on December 8, 2013. The national RAWards winners receive big career boosting prizes like distribution, online retail placement, studio time, gallery placement and consultation with industry executives and professionals.

Tickets to this year’s local RAWards Semi-Finals event can be purchased for $15 pre-sale online at Tickets will increase to $17 the week of the event and $20 (CASH ONLY) at the door. 

Find more event info on Facebook and follow RAW on Twitter @RAWAtlanta. Find RAW Atlanta online at

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