Sunday, March 27, 2011

RAW Nashville to Host Artist & Fashion Showcase: March 31, 2011

Who isn't getting involved with Nashville Fashion Week!?! RAW Nashville will also be playing a role in our city's upcoming fashion fest with an artist and fashion showcase of their own. Here is the press release sent to me regarding the event:


RAW Nashville hosts eclectic Artist & Fashion showcase during NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK

NASHVILLE, March 24, 2011 -- RAW: natural born artists Nashville, in partnership with Mercy Lounge in Nashville, will be presenting “ARTcade” at Mercy Lounge on Thursday, March 31st, 2011, at 7 p.m. RAW Nashville is hosting their second consecutive Artist Showcase, featuring underground talent in areas of Film, Music, Visual Art, Performing Art, Fashion, DJ and Hair/Makeup Art all within the evening’s hours.

Singer/Songwriter, Anna Johnson, will open the festivities at 8pm. Following, W.I.P., a branch from the Nashville Ballet Company, will feature choreographers dancing to a more modern/contemporary beat. RAW Host and Nashville artist, Lindsay Lawler will be performing at 9p to open the Fashion Show with collections from Jennie Vicious of Vicious Threads at 9:30pm. Chris Hurt then takes the stage at 10pm, and the band, The Slowdown closes the night at 10:30p

Throughout the evening and venue, a live gallery showing of various visual artists including Jo Sanders, Terri Fitzgerald, Juli Schumann, Chad Sugg, Kodi French, Hunt Adams, Danika Leitheiser, Barry Noland, and Dwight Williams will be lit for the public to browse during the 7-11pm hours.

Event Details
When: March 31st, 2011 at 7pm Where: Mercy Lounge, One Cannery Row, Nashville TN Tickets: Open to the Public, 21+
$10 online or at the door. (Purchased online at )

RAW: natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair and makeup artistry, models, photography and performing art so that they might be SEEN, HEARD, and LOVED.
RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms—when others might not—with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 17 artistic communities nationwide. Based in Los Angeles, RAW launched to these 17 cities across the States in February of this year, creating more opportunities for underground artists of all types to grow. We want to unify artists everywhere and grow the creative community at-large.
“With a changing industry in every way I really see a response to grassroots efforts more than mass media. I believe people and artists are really beginning to realize the power they have, why not just D.I.Y? RAW is here to really incubate and support that individual mission,” RAW Founder, Heidi Luerra says. is designed to showcase our RAW artists online. RAW hosts a plethora of online profiles, exclusive to our hand-picked RAW artists. RAW artists can connect with other RAW artists, post videos, music and promote upcoming projects, upcoming events and track their success.

RAW Nashville Director, Amanda Herdina comments, “The fact that RAW is here in Nashville is such a great opportunity for these undiscovered artists—in all genres of the art communities. The city is quite overwhelmed with talent, but there’s such a huge population that doesn't know what to do or how to market this talent. I want to awaken the city to the creative elements hidden in people’s garages and basements. I want to break the stereotype that Nashville is only Honky Tonk! I want my artists to create and continue to expand their following— getting their work out in the world to be seen!”

For more information, visit

Director: Amanda Herdina, 310.499.6702 Ticket/Media Inquiries: Tera Dodd , 256.566.0163

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