It's time for another Gridlock!
There ain’t no party like a Forest Giant party. The second annual Gridlock Art Show & Party is taking place on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at Forest Giant’s headquarters for an exciting evening of art, music, food, and fun. An expanded lineup of over 30 regional and national artists will be displaying art across our walls after receiving a single directive: each art piece must be on a 12x12 wooden panel.
Gridlock will be split into two distinct parts for the first time this year. From 6pm-8pm, Gridlock will resemble a more traditional art show to allow interested parties to view and purchase art in a quieter, less rowdy setting. From 8pm-12am, the interior of Forest Giant will change to a more intense, louder party atmosphere. Please keep this in mind if you are sensitive to lights, sound, or will be bringing children.
This event is FREE and ALL AGES with a parent or guardian. For those over 21, bring an ID to access the cash bar.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I park?
Free street parking is available along Frankfort Avenue, right in front of Forest Giant’s office. Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop will be providing free trolley service on the evening of the party from 6PM-10PM if you’d like to park further along the avenue and catch a ride in.
Is there a way I can see the art before the event?
Some artists may release photos of their Gridlock pieces before the event - be sure to check out their social media profiles or websites to sneak a peek (we linked them in the list above)! Forest Giant will share out all art pieces on our various social media profiles after the event has taken place.
Can I place a hold on art?
Nope! Art purchases are first come, first served. If you have your eye on a particular artist or piece, we recommend arriving right on the dot at 6pm to buy something. Cash and card are our accepted forms of payment for art purchases.
Will art be available for sale after the event?
Unsold art may be purchased by contacting the artist directly. We’ll make a note of which pieces are still available and will include ways to get in touch with artists after the event.
Why is the event split into art viewing and the party?
For attendees that want to view or purchase art in a calmer, quieter setting we recommend arriving earlier before things get lit - our parties can get wild! Attendees with young children or those with sensitive hearing may want to skip the party portion of the event. Regardless, art will be on display and on sale throughout the entire night.
How much will each piece be?
Artists set their own prices, so we actually have no idea (yet).
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept cash and card for all art and alcohol purchases. Forest Giant does not take any commission on art or vendor purchases - you will be contributing your dollars directly to artists and local businesses. There is a First Bank ATM located right outside our entrance for those who prefer to use cash.