PRHBTN RETURNS NOV 15-17, 2013
PRHBTN is an annual celebration of art forms that have been criminalized, marginalized, and under-appreciated in the mainstream, featuring an exhibition of these works in a space that complements the raw, powerful nature of the message and the artistry of each piece. The third annual event will take place November 15-17 at Buster’s Billiards and Backroom – in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky’s burgeoning Distillery District – PRHBTN brings together a regional community of seasoned art lovers and those new to the genre of so-called “street art” by showcasing international, national, regional, and local artists, musicians, and businesses intrinsic to urban culture.
For the third annual PRHBTN we have gathered artists from all over the world to create new mural works around the city of Lexington. We are very proud to welcome artists Eduardo Kobra from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Gaia from Brooklyn, NY, Phlegm from Sheffield, UK, and Odeith from Lisbon, Portugal. Through sponsorships from local businesses and local citizens we have been able to fund these pieces in downtown Lexington.
This year’s show officially opens Friday November 15th at 6pm in conjunction with LexArt’s Gallery Hop. The opening will not only feature street art from over a dozen artists but will also feature the video premiere and party for The Lexington Tattoo Project. The event will also feature live performances from March Madness Marching Band, The Lexingtones Ukelele Group, and Ford Theater Reunion.
Saturday will be filled with live demonstrations, interactive exhibits, and talks from the artists featured in the show. As the day turns to night, Buster’s will transform back from an art gallery to a live music venue. The event will feature a headlining performance from Paper Diamond, a world-class DJ from Denver, CO who has toured with the likes of Pretty Lights, Zeds Dead, Excision, and more. Also appearing will be Wick-It The Instigator who returns for a second year with his own brand of EDM and mash-up madness. Also featured will be performances from local artists Ellie Herring, Dropship, and DJ Jamples. The show will feature a light and stage show like nothing seen before in Lexington.
We are very proud to present the 3rd Annual PRHBTN and take street art to another level in Lexington.