The holiday season calls us to embrace wonder and cultivate joy—an invitation that’s welcome this year more than ever. To get you in a festive mood (and provide the perfect photo op) CHEER! is now open in a gallery space adjacent to the Hotel Shop at The Joule.

The immersive art experience presents works from four local artists who are reinterpreting familiar holiday themes in sublime, subtle, surreal, and stunning ways. The works by Jessica Bell, Jennifer Wester, OutLoud, and Chloe Curiel x iam450 showcase celebratory objects like ribbons, wrapping paper, lights, and balloons through the lens of contemporary art. 

This exhibition is the latest installment of an ongoing art series presented by Gossypion Investments and The Joule. The partnership was forged over a shared love of art and mutual interest in championing diverse cultural programming, female artists, and artists of color. Proceeds from CHEER! go directly to the artists and to support the local arts community.

"After a year of disruption, grief, racial and political tension, I have been thinking about how arts and culture can both heal and rejuvenate our communities," says Gossypion co-founder and exhibition curator, Darryl Ratcliff. "This is why we launched CHEER!—to help provide a bit of joy in people’s lives when they need it the most." 

Cheers to that. 

The Details: CHEER! is on view through Saturday, January 2. $20 per person; $5 for kids ten and under. Tickets available here; book your time slot in advance. Spaces are limited to allow for social distancing.