On August 4-7, artists, creators, makers, designers, producers, developers and innovators will compete in the first ever CreativesMX Marathon, a 4-day, 3 county loop course that covers the unique and varied terrain in Orange, Ulster and Dutchess counties. Using the backdrop of the bucolic Hudson River Valley, creatives will compete on an exhaustive course of workshops, rehearsals, exhibitions, performances, and popups to reach the finish line podium and accolades from industry professionals and their fellow participants as well as prizes and opportunities. The CreativesMX marathon schedule includes master classes, workshops, and performances conducted by veteran industry professionals, and participants will tour the world class arts scene in and around the Hudson Valley. All marathoners are invited to book hotel reservations at the Four Points by Sheraton in Newburgh, the CreativesMX Marathon headquarters. Please visit the marathon website to see a full listing of marathon events and specifics at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creativesmx-marathon-full-pass-tickets-26216991728
To register for the CreativesMX Marathon (registration is required), please visit http://marathon.creativesmx.com/
CreativesMX is a community of emerging artists, designers and entrepreneurs connecting creativity, culture and commerce through events, meets and marathons.
The Marathon will kick off Wednesday afternoon, August 3rd, for registration and warm ups at Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh.
August 4, is launch day, with the start line at Marathon headquarters at the Four Points by Sheraton. Day One, takes creatives through several locations for opening day activities: The Seligmann Center, Milkweed Studio the Monroe Cultural Center, Warwick Valley Winery and ending the day with an evening CreativesMX Masters Lecture & Performance at the Middletown Paramount. Day one represents “hills” for our creatives.
Day two of the competition will be at The Diamond Mill Hotel in Ulster County, representing the “Long Run, Cross Track” challenge day. Day three is the Dutchess County leg of the CreativesMX Marathon, the Tempo Runs. Marathoners will explore the city of Beacon and all it has to offer within the arts, including several popup challenges along the way. Our culinary creatives will challenge each other in the CreativesMX Cook Off!
Sunday, Day four, will be the final competition and a performance day finish line festival.
Transportation, costs, lodging and logistics are listed on the site. Creatives may also register online.
How CreativesMX Marathon works:
Creatives may register online. Over the course of this unique creative marathon, each marathoner will submit their body of work to professionals who will critically review portfolios, sizzle reels, demo/mixtapes, sample books, and prototypes., Marathoners will enjoy the opportunity to join master classes and workshops for intensive concentration on their crafts.
On the last day of the marathon, Creatives will compete at an undisclosed location (part of the fun). Each will perform, present or exhibit their talent or creative endeavor at industry ready exhibitions open to the general public.
Creatives will be judged by an advisory team of seasoned professionals with over ten years of experience in their respective fields, who have devised challenges that “marathoners” must overcome with creativity. (Challenges will only be revealed after registration).
The CreativesMX Marathon has categories for Adults, Young Adults and Teens. Each will compete in a chosen Arts discipline: Visual, Performing, Media, Design, Culinary, Healing, Literary, Makers, Technology and Gaming. Marathoners will compete for cash, prizes and the honor of being best in Class.
Judges will choose the top Creatives to perform at the Finish Line for the general public. The judges are tasked with evaluating marathoners in these specific areas: professional readiness, skills mastery, performance/presentation preparation and promotions. Attitudes are evaluated every step of the way!
Registration is open now and is required. For more information go to http://marathon.creativesmx.com/
CreativesMX also holds twice monthly meet up meetings to explore the creative arts and how to support emerging creatives. Please see the schedule of meetings at www.creativesmx.com and join us!