Put This On began as a collaborative t-shirt exhibit in 2016 when the resident artists saw a chance to give people the opportunity to wear work from their favorite artists. All wears in this annual Clothing Design Exhibition are limited edition works created by local artists. We were surrounded by a number of quality screen printers and it only made sense to bring these people together. For the artists, this was a chance to make their work in a medium that people could put on.
We like to extend a hand to local bands in the community and as such each Put This On exhibit has featured live music. Weather permitting, we have been known to incorporate food options including Pulp Fiction, our local juice and smoothie food truck provider in 2018.
For our third annual Put This On we had a blast bringing together fourteen different artists including Ian C. Hess, Eli McMullen, Camille McMullen, Peculiar Hi, Crud City, Chum Media, Earl Mack, Junious, South Burton, Erek Jones, Charli Curtis, Headass Co., Jamie Douglas, and Alex Tucker. The event took place August 3rd during Richmond's First Fridays Art Walk and featured musical performances by Jeremy Neighbors and Deer Eat Birds as well as live drawings done by Headass Co. This year we decided to include our previous exhibition, Wet Walls, behind the t-shirts so every shirt sold from the wall revealed a piece of the mural.