It's Yours, Take It! was conceptualized early January of 2008 by BonusSaves.
Being an active participant in the Flickr group, Free Art Friday (created by MyDogSighs, and you can check it out at
www.flickr.com/groups/freeartfriday ) he decided to see what kind of interest there would be for free art shows. These shows wouldn't just focus on a few local artists teaming up to drop free art, but a collection of world wide artists sending their work to be displayed at an impromptu street gallery created in a public space. The works would be displayed by local artist(s) residing in the city of an IYTI! show. It was resolved that the shows would be held on the same weekend in 5 cities.
With almost a thousand members, the IYTI group is building in momentum. The response from Artists to give their work freely and from people who took art from the shows has been overwhelmingly positive. Round two was almost instantly in the planning before all the images from the first round were uploaded to the group pool on Flickr.
The first cities to hold an IYTI! event were:
Tel Aviv, Israel
Southsea Hampshire, UK
Chicago, IL., US
Honolulu, HI, US
Tempe & Phoenix, AZ, US
After placing the images in the street gallery, images were uploaded to the IYTI! group on Flickr. (www.flickr.com/groups/itsyourstakeit)
V. 1 & 1/2 took place in Germany (an all blue themed even) hosted by Tigapics.
Round 2 took place in the following cities:
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
New Orleans,LA, US
Boston, MA, US
Regensburg, Germany : September 12th
Belfast, Northern Ireland: November 1st
Sao Paulo, Brazil: November 1st
L.A. and Hollywood, CA, USA: November 1st
San Francisco, CA January 20, 2009
Round 4 Coming Up in the Spring '09
New York, NY- March show, deadline Feb. 1st
Germany 6th March deadline 1st March
Boston round 2: Mid April
Chicago round 2: Mid April
Vancouver: April or May
Here at IYTI we aim to give. Why? Because we can.
It promotes creativity, spontaneity, and the joy of giving.
It's a great way for people who generally wouldn't think about art to get a piece of artwork for free.
This could be on their way to work, school, shopping, or just happening upon it while walking the dog.
It's also a way for Artists to see the smiling faces of those recieving their work,
the feelings surrounding the giver can be just as overpowering as the joy of finding an artwork on the street.
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