For MAP 2013's closing weekend, S.C.A.B (Socialized Contemporary Artists Bureau) is producing Progressive Dinner, a project that hi-lights hospitality and the value of DIY artist's communities to urban development. Three S.C.A.B. associated spaces will present a program that includes a three-course meal designed and prepared by Chef Mark Wootton of the critically acclaimed Garden Cafe. Members of S.C.A.B. will open their live-work spaces as a forum for sharing, exchanging and discourse concerning the future of DIY and its roles and responsibilities within communities. Each of the three spaces will present an exhibition, host one course of the meal, and direct a conversation about art advocacy, including dialogue about how artists create systems of support and rely upon non-traditional resources to sustain their practice and community engagement.
The evening will begin in Expo Park at That That Studio hosted by Samantha McCurdy and Alexander DiJulio. From this location, guests will take a charter bus to the Cedars neighborhood where the project and dinner will begin at Homeland Security, the home and artist's run gallery of Kelly Kroener and Eli Walker. The guests will then walk to Union and Pariah Productions, the live - work space of Frank Darko and Joshua von Ammon, for the dinner's main course, served al fresco, accompanied by a video screening. This is followed by a bus ride back to That That Studio for desert/after-party.