Art Accelerated has brought open mics to downtown Tillamook.
An open mic is a public forum, where artists can publicly express their creativity in front of a welcoming, friendly crowd.
At its essence, an open mic is a microphone and an audience. It is a friendly place to express yourself, and to share your creative work with others.
Our open mics have featured musicians, poets, authors of books, and essayists.
Say what you need to say and share it with your community!
We don’t focus on the political; we focus on the creative!! Express yourself and get your work out there for others to hear. Be heard!
It’s easy to be a reader, a performer. There’s a sign up sheet, there’s an emcee, there’s a microphone, and there’s an appreciative audience.
The emcee is usually me – Neal Lemery: Board member of Art Accelerated, writer, poet, musician, a real local. I’m interested in focusing on local talent and giving people an audience, so that they can share their work, be heard, and find a friendly, welcoming audience who appreciates your courage in coming, in sharing, and in speaking from your creative heart.
By sharing our art, our creativity, we are sharing our souls, and we are truly building community. We are building a creative, caring, and soulful community.
By reading our writings, singing, playing music, expressing our souls, we are making a healthier, more engaged community. We all benefit from that. And, we build ourselves and we build each other.
So, come. Read, sing, play, spill your guts, and be loved by your friends and neighbors, your fellow artists, your soul-mates.