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In celebration of the 15th annual Art Marathon Festival, Downtown St. John’s and Eastern Edge Gallery have partnered  to give you something to do tonight: an outdoor screening and unique presentation of contemporary video art.

It’ll take place a the Downtown Reel Downtown projection space (the parking lot on Water Street, at the foot of Solomon’s Lane, where the Ship is located), from 9 – 11 pm.

“[We’re] pleased to partner with Eastern Edge Gallery to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Art Marathon,” says Gaylynne Lambert, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator for Downtown St. John’s says. “Eastern Edge Gallery is an important part of the Downtown artistic scene, and we’re proud to help them mark this milestone.”

The video will be a looping screening of Surface Tension: a series of curated videos by local and national contemporary artists including Peter Wilkins, Kristen Thornhill, Graham Kennedy, Benjy Kean, Josh Studham, and Adrienne Crossman.

It will be the first screening in a series of video events to be presented by Eastern Edge Gallery in 2014-15, and the kick-off for this year’s Art Marathon Festival (of which The Overcast are proud sponsors!).

The Art Marathon Festival is a “Five-day extravaganza of art, music, and performance presented by Eastern Edge Gallery. At the festival local, national and international artists come together to present unique performances of their work, share skills in public workshops, take part in provoking discussions, and participate in a 24 hour marathon of live art-making.”

This year’s theme is “Carnival.” Artists will interpret that theme however they see fit. Check out this recent Overcast article on what some participating artists are planning … including a human accordion!