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Goodyear Arts ‘Strange Times’ fall fundraiser will offer immersive 90-minute art and performance escape

 By Shirley Griffith

October 17, 2020

For the past several months it seems like you can’t go more than a couple hours without someone craning their neck to exclaim that these are strange times. But they are, and sometimes the only way to express the confounding, incessant micro and systemic aggressions is to look around at the world, take a big sigh, breathe, and take in some art. 

On Saturday, October 24, Goodyear Arts hosts their annual Fall Fundraiser with the aptly titled, Strange Times. Featured artists will offer a dreamy 90-minute escape, as art often allows, from living through these unprecedented times. Strange Times is the collective’s fourth immersive fundraiser following the uproarious successes of past events Mythos, Prom, and Boat. From 6:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m., groups of ten will embark on a guided walking tour of the Camp North End campus where they’ll be led to view performances and installations from local artists like de’Angelo Dia, Deb Koo, Renee Cloud, Sarah Ingel, Blaine Hurdle, Seirin Nagano, Liliya Zalevskaya, and many more. Drinks, small bites, and delightful surprises are included in your ticket price, which raises money to support Goodyear Arts’ residents and allows the non-profit to offer free to low-cost art events, in whatever strange times we may find ourselves in. 

Courtesy of Goodyear Arts

Goodyear Arts strictly advises guests to act in accordance with CDC recommendations, as this event is designed with safe social distancing in mind. Strange Times will weave through both indoor and outdoor spaces with enforced social distancing to ensure the safety of both audience and artist. Masks/face coverings are required. 

Accessibility: Each attendee must have access to a smartphone and headphones for sound, and will need to feel comfortable standing/walking for a minimum of one hour. This event is for ages 21 and older. 

More event details: Strange Times will be presented to guests in groups of ten, with four tours running simultaneously, and five start times throughout the night. The first tour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the last will start at 8:30 p.m. After purchasing a ticket, you will be able to note your preferred start time and indicate who you would like in your group if you are attending with friends. Goodyear Arts will do their best to accommodate group and start time requests. Limited tickets are available and the event will be held rain or shine. 

You can purchase your ticket to Strange Times on October 24 to support Goodyear Arts, here. Ticket purchasers will receive email instructions on how to access the event by October 20. Check out more from the Facebook event page

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