—Update my add was deleted from Craigslist because of its content only 8 hours after it was posted, In those 8 hours I got 2 somewhat well written non offensive responses, 1 telling telling me how Evil of a person I am, and about 5 telling me to “F-Off” I posted the 2 that I feel are appropriate for all readers in my Comments section.
8 Hours and it was deleted…yet dozen of adds asking for free art and music still exist.— The link below no longer works but I wanted to preserve the original post so below this screenshot of the original add, is the original post I made on WordPress earlier today.
Does this add seem ridiculous to you? http://asheville.craigslist.org/fbh/4576234223.html Now read it again but reverse the position and services of the 2 main parties involved in this add. Does it seem as ridiculous?
(in the event the add is deleted and the link stops functioning, I have posted a screen shot of the add on the bottom of this post)
My CL add will run for 30 days. With several other adds in different places in an attempt to raise awareness for the value of art, music, and literature. You should not have to be Dead, Katy Perry, or on the New York Times best seller list to make a living as an artist.
Exposure for my art and free drinks does not feed my children
I will post the unedited replies to this add as they come in in the Comments section as myself, for as long as the add is active.
It is very common to see adds just like these almost anyplace in the country, and somehow people are conditioned to think this is acceptable.
A great opportunity for artists!
We need a talented artist with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign skills. We require a Logo for our sign and front end apparel. We also need a 4 page menu and wine list. This is an open competition to all artists interested, we will use the best work submitted.
Compensation: Great exposure, eat for free.
Live musicians needed
Looking for talented local band to play 15 song set list. We will require you to perform at 8 pm and again at 11 pm. If interested please contact me to set up an audition.
Compensation: Get exposure for your band! Sell your CD’s before and after your performance. Did we mention? Free Drinks!