NEPO 5K Don't Run

I had an amazing time participating in NEPO House's 5K Don't Run art marathon this past Saturday. Klara Glosgova, Sierra Stinson and Zach Bent curated this fabulous event that included art installations, performance pieces, and interactive works in a route spanning from Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood to the International District. I projected images from my newest series, Bombay Beach, in a one-car garage. Participants came into the installation twelve at a time to view work, then scanned QR codes outside  that linked to websites that related to the work, giving the history of places like Salvation Mountain, Slab City, and Bombay Beach so that viewers had more context with which to view the work. 

Photo of my NEPO 5K Installation by Dan Bennett

Photo of my NEPO 5K Installation by Dan Bennett

Participant scanning QR Codes

Participant scanning QR Codes

This year's 5K included the work of 48 artists, and drew 700 people. The 5K ended at the finish line with the Drink or Don't Drink beer garden complete with a the lederhosen-clad Bavarian Village Band, a creperie food truck, and a beautiful golden sunset. What a way to spend one last summer Saturday. Thank you, NEPO!