Geek Art

'Geek Store' Providing Affordable Shop Space for Artists and Small Sellers

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Colombo’s new Geek venture, the “Geek Store,” offers store space to small and new vendors, and even individual artists, at special, low rates in order to get their products out to the local community.

These are their rates:

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“There are a lot of smaller vendors in the community, like collectors or diecast merchants, and even artists who do hand-painted pictures,” said Geek HQ founder, Angelo Pereira. “But many of them do not have a store presence. This makes it harder for them to grow, and sell on a regular, sustainable basis. I thought ‘hey, what if we can come up with low-cost shelf or store space so they can always be selling, throughout the year?”

The spaces start at 2 feet square blocks, going up to 10 feet square blocks.  There is also a product for people doing Geek services, such as makeup or instructional workshops, complete with an “appointment book” so they can book their client visits.

The Fairway shortlisted, Sri lankan zombie novel, ‘Zeelam’ will be available at the Geek Store in October.

The Fairway shortlisted, Sri lankan zombie novel, ‘Zeelam’ will be available at the Geek Store in October.

“Outside of the usual merchandising events like Lanka Comic Con, it is tough for smaller sellers and artists to get their work out there,” said Thilani Samarasinha, principal organizer of Lanka Comic Con, and herself a small vendor of her own, independent comics brand, Island Comics. “It is important for their growth to be able to sell easily, throughout the year. This will help them move towards sustainable, full-time livelihoods.”

The Geek store is currently offering 10% off on their rates, for anyone who books and pays for a space with them, before November 1st. Spots are limited.

The ‘Geek Store’ is opening at the Geek HQ on 17A Frankfurt Place, Colombo 4.
To discuss booking a space, please contact Angelo at 0716014509, or geekhq.sl@gmail.com .

The Geek store is presented by Paintedfigs.

Geek HQ , home of the Geek Store, coming in October.

Geek HQ, home of the Geek Store, coming in October.

Free Comic Book Day, and the Geek Art Show

Free Comic Book Day... 

Local comic store startup, Red Dot Geek, is bringing Free Comic Book Day to Sri Lanka. They'll be giving away 2000 comics. Everyone gets 2 free (till they run out). Be early!

 

... And The Geek Art Show...

We'll also be having an art show, just for Sri Lankan Geek Art. Artists will be both displaying and selling their work. 

Feautured artist will be: 

Aishwarya Tennekoon
Prabath Wijeyantha
Orlando Magic (performance art) 
Shanya Kulasekera
Druon De Silva
Kalath Warnakulasuriya
Lakal Chamikara Priyantha
Ruwanthi Sulanjali
Nipuni Rio Manuthunga
Vishwa Thishakya
Paintedfigs

If you would like to exhibit or sell your art at the Geek Art Show, please use this form

 

... And Other Stuff

With the LARP Guild, make your own armor, and test it out in a foam weapon fight. Fight for honor, fun, or to be dastardly. 

Paint miniatures with Paintedfigs. You've seen these around. Come and learn how its done.

We're also having a small cosplay design challenge. Make a costume to time, with the available materials. 

Where is this happening? 

At the JDA Perera Gallery, on the 6th of May. Don't drive, there isn't much parking there. 

Info here, and you can follow the Facebook event page, here.