Support Flux Factory and Join in the “Flux-A-Thon”

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Flux Factory is one of NYC’s oldest and most affordable collectively-run art spaces. On Saturday, May 7th, we’re holding the 1st Annual Flux-a-Thon putting our own jubilant, collaborative twist on a traditional walk-a-thon to raise money for another year of our residency program. Teams of artists and marchers will wander through the streets of Long Island City with their best mobile art projects, floats, performances, and roving spectacles.

We’ll head from Flux Factory to Smiling Hogshead Ranch, an all-volunteer urban farm located on an abandoned rail spur in Long Island City, where our guest judges Hrag Vartanian (Editor-in-Chief & Co-founder, Hyperallergic), Paddy Johnson (Founder & Editorial Director, Art F City), Harriet Taub (Director, Materials for the Arts), Kevin Balktick (co-founder, FIGMENT) and Connie Wang (Fashion Features Director, Refinery 29) will award prizes for best costume, best use of recycled materials, most funds raised, best performance, and more! The day will conclude with a Garden Dance party and BBQ featuring the Center for the Holographic Arts behind the grill, scrumptious dishes donated by Beija Flor, Dutch Kills Centraal, and Tom Cat Bakery and music by none other than DJ Vinyl Richie and DJ Seaarch.All funds raised in the “Flux-a-thon” will go directly into Flux’s operating costs.

May 7th Flux-a-thon Schedule

11am -4 pm : Open Costume Making Session @ Flux Factory (materials provided)
4 pm : Flux-a-thon Begins @ Flux Factory
5 pm : Flux-a-thon Finish Line & Awards Ceremony @ Smiling Hogshead Ranch
6-9 pm : Eating, Dancing and Celebrating @ Smiling Hogshead Ranch

Each year, our roster of cultural producers run ambitious and challenging programs, that are always free and open to the public. In addition to providing low-cost facilities and support that premise creativity, we pay every artist who participates in a Flux program, providing over $30,000 in 2015 to support the creation of new works.

In 2016, Flux Factory has narrowly avoided displacement from Long Island City. We are thrilled to have signed a 5 year lease extension, and to continue to serve our neighborhood and the greater NYC arts community long-term. However, starting April 1st, our rent went up 8.5%, and we’re working to raise the funds necessary to keep our doors open, our woodshop sawing, and our studios humming with emerging and off-the-wall cultural producers.

How to Participate:

1) Walk with us! Pick a team to join, or email Flux-a-thon@fluxfactory.org to get paired up!

2) Party with us! Join us at Smiling Hogshead Ranch for food, drinks and dancing. Entry is $20.

3) Donate! If you can’t attend the Flux-a-thon, donate to the team you want to win!

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Huge thanks to our sponsors:

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