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LUV WEEK 2020 [Let Us Vent]

We've got three events curated to celebrate the 6th year of our Let Us Vent series, where we provide platforms for performance and visual artists to express themselves.

We hope that you join us for all three events, in order to get a gift from I Am Root LLC. Click the images above for tickets!

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As the first event of LUV Week 2020, we are excited to bring a Creative Writing Workshop to Phoenix that is FREE. Come get inspired and also get some help finishing up some pieces that you've been sitting on for a while. I Am Root LLC is committed to helping to celebrate and develop local and emerging artists. Along with Truth B Told, our team and blog crew will be on site to help. LUV = Let Us Vent, it's 6 year old event series produced by I Am Root, LLC providing creative spaces for artists to express freely. Event Add-Ons Optional Writing Prompts Peer Review Networking Music and More. Guest Speaker: Truth B Told Born in Saginaw, MI, spoken word artist/writer Truth B. Told (born Christopher Owens) is known for many things. Biting his tongue isn't one of them. The multiple slam champion’s candid and engaging style has resonated with audiences across cultural lines, and his work has taken him from the Ford Theaters in Hollywood to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Manhattan. He has also opened for acts such as Floetry, Mint Condition, Musiq Soulchild, has written a commercial for BET's “Black History Moment” and co-wrote a company’s successful pitch on ABC's "Shark Tank". Truth has made TV appearances on BET and MTV, was featured in Dove & Twitter’s #SpeakBeautiful campaign targeted at empowering women and challenging the societal standards of beauty, and was awarded "Spoken Word Album of the Year" & “Spoken Word Artist of the Year” at the National Poetry Awards. Truth B. Told currently is touring while completing his MFA in Creative Writing at Wilkes University with a concentration in poetry and fiction, and also runs Culture PHX, a community-focused business who has already made national headlines for its work with WNBA teams. Truth has also completed work on a book, "Words I Remember", as well as his hip hop/jazz-infused spoken word project, "Oxymoronicotineverland".

As a part of the 'Let Us Vent' event series we are bringing back the Paint & Sip vibes. Come out and let your creative juices flow with the paint brush in your hand and music in your ears. We only have 10 spaces available so be sure you claim your seats now.

11x14 Canvas + Supplies + Instruction Class will be taught by Elayna Jazelle, a model and artist from Oakland, California -- "Growing up in Oakland, Ca art has always heavily influenced my life. Art in the grand scheme of mediums painting, dancing, singing, etc. I’ve always doodles in class or just in my room, however I started taking myself seriously about a year ago. It releases me from my anxiety and challenges my insecurities. I honestly think everyone can be an artist; it’s just a matter of patience." Participants will receieve a 11x14 canvas, paint, pallet, brushes, and an apron. Music for the night will be by Kal The Guitarist from The Color 8 Band and then also Dom Root Music. Please arrive on time, in order to enjoy the full experience of the event.

Ashton Vaughn Charles, Ray Flagg, and Stone on Sax live in concert at The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, Arizona. This beautiful event will be hosted by the multi-talented business woman Anneke Marie with sounds by the amazing DJ Juma. Tickets will be available on The Rebel Lounge website! Doors open at 5pm and the show starts at 6pm. Chic Attire is Required! Vendors: Christanie Hunter - Visual Artist/Model I Am Root Co. - Lifestyle Brand -- Information about the series: This year is the 6th year that we celebrate 'Let Us Vent' -- this event series has been a staple in our community and especially amongst our core fan base. This year we combine the theory of our 'House of Vibes' series with the 'LUV' series fusing creative event planning with our passion lead event style all about the importance of expression and connection. For the 3rd event of LUV Week, we are connecting with Ashton Vaughn Charles, to bring to Phoenix, AZ something unique. This is one of the first times that we bring together 3 solo saxophonists for a collaborative concert. So we want the whole city to come up and help us make this event one for the books!

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