Reporting Sandra McNeill
DETROIT (WWJ) - A leader in the growing Free Art Movement is sending Detroit on a scavenger hunt.
As WWJ’s Sandra McNeill reports, the artist who goes only by the name Evereman is in Detroit this week and he’s giving his work away.
Evereman, an Atlanta native, leaves his work everywhere for people to take. He started as a graffiti artist, but then gravitated to easily removable pieces that don’t leave a mark.
“Well, I love to make things,” he joked. “And I found that you can get rid of it a lot quicker if you give it away than wait for somebody to buy it.”
Evereman said he also likes to give his works away because it bothers him when he goes into a home and sees no original art. How important are his giveaways?
“Very,” he said. “It’s taken over to some degree. I put the art out everyday.”
His art’s been seen all over the world, even on one of the pyramids in Egypt. And on Friday, you can get it for free in a special Detroit scavenger hunt.
Evereman will be dropping off 75 two- to four- inch paintings, as well as some 30 artworks from other Atlanta artists. at spots around Detroit.
Where can you find it? You have to follow on Twitter at #fafdet. It stands for Free Art Fridays Detroit.
Evereman will also be giving a talk about his work at Ponyride Studio, on Vermont Street in Detroit, at 11 a.m. on Saturday. He’s then holding two free workshops, at noon and at 2 p.m., where people can use his stencils and paint to make art.
The opening reception for his show is at Start Gallery on Grand River in Detroit at 7 p.m. Saturday.
“Go out and find some free art,” Evereman said. “It’s fun.”