When: Thu., April 24, 8-10 p.m. 2014
Last year, curators at Temescal Art Center, Subterranean Arthouse, and The MilkBar got together to discuss how their small, interdisciplinary arts venues could broaden their reach and expand their audiences. The result of this brainstorming session was SwapFest, a three-day event during which each space’s event programmers take over another venue for a single night. After the first iteration drew a crowd of nearly one hundred people, the organizers decided to make it an annual affair. For SwapFest 2014, Subterranean Arthouse’s founders will curate a program at The MilkBar (851 81st Ave., #223, Oakland) on Thursday; Temescal Art Center will take over Subterranean Arthouse (2179 Bancroft Way, Berkeley) on Friday; and MilkBar curators will commandeer Temescal Art Center (511 48th St., Oakland) on Saturday. Represented media will include dance, music, painting, and film, as well as a pop-up U-Haul installation outside the venues that will be curated by one of the participating organizations.