RAW: natural born artists Showcase G Ultra Lounge Thursday Nights
RAW: natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists. Our mission is to provide independent artists of all creative genres, with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW educates emerging artists through seminars, workshops and insight to further the knowledge of their industry.
Every two weeks G Lounge at 111 S. 17th St. Philadelphia, PA, hosts RAW and my friend NBC10’s Erin Como is the hostess with the mostest. Check out her outfit this week. If you know Erin she’s a prim and proper little black dress girl, it’s good to see her get her wild on, well besides have her wild hot boyfriend who you will meet in a minute. Above she’s with G Ultra Lounge GM Waylon Nelson, who just celebrated his ONE YEAR anniversary as GM. Christine Mỹ Linh made the dress and Mari Nunez did my hair and makeup
RAW hand-picks and spotlights local artistic talent in film, fashion, music, visual art, hair & makeup artistry, and performance art. With artists from all genres in each showcase, RAW events come together to form an amazing circus of creativity.
Anne Nikolaus and Tina Lamsback
On the catwalk with a cat checking her out. He’s fly in his cardigan, but P Diddy with those sunglasses on, he’s not.
Sometimes when you are in the VIP section it’s not the best view in the house.
I love that a band is performing in the VIP section, meaning G Ultra Lounge really thought outside of the box was they incorporating Raw into their Ultra Lounge as an alternative night. Assistant manager Gary Thorp tells me that the crowd that RAW draws is well behaved, creative and they love having them. Usually they are out of there by 11PM when the dancing crowd starts trickling in, but a lot of people linger and it turns into one great dance party for the evening.
But before that time RAW usually showcases a few fashion shows on what I always called the runway at G, the central walk way.RAW is a community of artist and events. The RAW season runs from February to October every year, hosting a multi-faceted arts event every month in 17 different cities nationwide. RAW currently hosts monthly showcases in: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.
Erin and Danny – As mentioned earlier “local designer Christine Mỹ Linh made the dress I was wearing and Mari Nunez did my hair and makeup.”
Ellen Rohlfing was a featured artist who thinks RAW is Exciting. Energetic. Surprising!