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First Thursday event and opening reception for “OUTrageous”

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Event Details

Art Ventures invites everyone to our First Thursday event and opening reception for “OUTrageous” on Thursday, June 1, between 5 pm and 8:00 pm.

OUTrageous is an exhibition that pushes boundaries, challenges stereotypes, and promotes inclusivity. The exhibition will be displayed from June 1st-June 30th at Art Ventures, at 20 South Hill Street. The First Thursday Opening Reception will be June 1, 2023, from 5 to 8 p.m.

OUTrageous aims to shed light on the pivotal role that queer art plays in shaping society, advocating for diversity, and driving positive social transformation. With a rich tapestry of artists, both local and from afar, the exhibit showcases a diverse range of art styles that captivate the imagination and invite viewers to question preconceived notions.

This extraordinary exhibition includes captivating portraits created by artists who attended the Art Ventures’ “Drag Your Pencils” Portraiture class. Before the exhibit’s opening, these professional and amateur artists will masterfully capture the essence of Drag Queen Tim Sisouvong, whose stunning and unique persona perfectly embodies drag culture’s beauty, exuberance, and vibrancy.

As a special treat, attendees of the Opening Reception will have the opportunity to meet Tim Sisouvong, whose portrait was created, adorned with the exceptional fashion stylings of Interform, adding an extra touch of glamour and sophistication to the evening. Art Ventures is an Official Affiliate of ASSEMBLY.

As an exhilarating addition to ‘OUTrageous the community can look forward to an electrifying back-to-back DJ set performed by talented local LGBTQ musicians, ensuring an unforgettable atmosphere filled with energy and excitement. Pride-themed snacks will delight taste buds, while a vibrant pride-themed photo station promises to capture cherished memories of this joyous occasion.

This event is FREE and open to all. OUTrageous will undoubtedly spark meaningful conversations, inspire change, and celebrate the diverse perspectives that shape our world. Art Ventures invites you to join us in this thrilling celebration of queer art, inclusivity, and social progress at the opening of OUTrageous. This event promises an extravagant and unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression on all attendees.


(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Art Ventures

20 S Hill Ave