Cara Garcia-Bou isn’t waiting to finish her college degree in the arts before putting on a show.
The 21-year-old Eastchester resident is curating a one-night-only “Pop-Up Art Show” on Aug. 3 that features the work of young artists from Westchester and the New York City region.
“I really wanted to get experience putting on a show, so I got together a bunch of my friends and acquaintances I met through the years at school and studio classes and other programs,” Garcia-Bou said. “It’s 11 people total, including myself, who really wanted to show their work in a public venue.”
The show will be from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 112 Kraft Ave. in the Village of Bronxville in a storefront that has been empty since Urban Cottage Design moved next door.
“I wanted to do it in Bronxville. There are a bunch of empty storefronts there now and I thought it would be great to put one to use for a nonprofit cause,” Garcia-Bou said.
The show will feature paintings, drawings and photographs as well as a sculptural installation from artists who are either students or recent graduates trying to make it in the art world.
“The only theme is the age group,” she said. “I wanted a diverse group of work.”
Local artists in the show include Natalie Burke of Bronxville and Melissa Smith of Katonah as well as Garcia-Bou herself.
Though none of the works will be for sale, contact information for the artists will be provided to visitors who request it, Garcia-Bou said.
Admission to the event is free. The show is sponsored by Admiral Real Estate Services Corp. of Bronxville, MVM Construction of Mount Vernon and Urban Cottage Design.
Garcia-Bou, who will be entering her senior year at Bates College in Maine this fall, is spending her summer as an intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she is working in the communications department.
“I definitely want to continue working at a museum,” she said.