ZaPow plans to open its doors on October 1st with a Chamber Sponsored Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, October 11th at 4:30pm and a Grand Opening Celebration on Friday October 14th from 7:00 - 9:00pm. Local Band "The Mad Tea Party" will play the Grand Opening. There will be refreshments for kids of all ages and fun for all.
ZaPow!, a new gallery and center for creative book arts, is opening at 21 Battery Park in downtown Asheville. They are currently accepting applications from artists. ZaPow! is opening this October in downtown Asheville, North Carolina at 21 Battery Park near the Grove Arcade. When they open they will be the only gallery and publishing assistance center of its kind in the South East.
The brainchild of husband and wife team Lauren and Matt Johnson, ZaPow is a whole new kind of gallery. In addition to traditional gallery exhibition space, the company will offer a variety of different promotional and publishing services to writers, artists and illustrators including critiquing, help with submitting to traditional publishers, e-publishing, help with self publishing, promotional videos, major national and international convention representation and social media assistance.
At their centrally located 21 Battery Park address, ZaPow will offer a creative and hip atmosphere for artists, writers and even business professionals to work, create and display. Two multi-use "ZaPods" can be leased as work space or studio space by the hour, day, week or even month.
ZaPow is currently accepting applications from National and Regional artists for exhibition in the gallery. According to Lauren Johnson, Creative Director and co-owner of ZaPow, "The ideal artists will have an eye towards visual narrative, illustrative pop culture aesthetic. I am an artist/illustrator myself. ZaPow has grown out of my own desire to have a gallery that really showcases illustrative art."
According to Matt Johnson, co-owner of Zapow, focusing on fun, quirky and unique illustrations, pop culture and comics sets ZaPow apart from the many other galleries that dot downtown Asheville. "We want people to peek through our windows and know that they have to come in. They need to come in. It'll be entertaining and fun for everyone." he says.
For more information about how you can be a part of this exciting new venture, visit www.zapow.net