Daddy Starbux Helps Struggling Artists In Their Midst

Lewis Lazare picked up on this Starbucks press release:

As much as the coffee itself, the employees who serve it are what make the Starbucks experience unique. In an attempt to help customers better understand the real people who wear the Starbucks aprons, the company installed an elaborate multiscreen video wall at its 932 N. Rush store.
The multiple screens will feature changing videos of local Starbucks baristas talking about their lives away from Starbucks, and in some cases, how those lives intersect with their work for the coffee giant. Many of the baristas profiled in the permanent video installation are artists, and they are not shy about expressing both the joys and difficulties of trying to make it as an artist. But all seem convinced Starbucks is there to help them reach their artistic goals.
One demonstration of that commitment is the third annual Starbucks Avant-Grande Partner Art Exhibit, scheduled for Friday at Resolution Digital Studios, 2226 W. Walnut. The exhibit will feature art by Starbucks baristas from the Chicago area.

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Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp.

  • TINA G.

    TINA G.
    NYC POET, Barista @ Union Square NYC
    this bit of information is so interesting to me.
    so you say starbucks supports Struggling Artists huh.
    what a joke
    and one more thing my DM took down our board in the back office where we had flyers for partners up coming shows and photos from one partners portfolio.
    she claims and I quote “well we dont want anything up on the board to offend anyone” so take that story and stick it up your ass.
    matter of fact I have the folder as evidence.
    come challenge me
    I AM A STRUGGLING ARTIST AND STARBUCKS DOES NOT SUPPORT ME AS AN ARTIST.
    TING G.
    DEFNED THE UNDERGROUND
    UNION WHAT!

  • http://adpulp.com David Burn

    Stick your story up my ass? Come challenge you?
    Way to enlist my support, Tina G. You may be a terrific artist, but your communication skills need work.