New York, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2012
Season One of Art/Trek - the NYC version - became the most watched and most downloaded show on NYC Media - the official television network of the City of New York. The docu-series is created and directed by CJ Follini of WelcometoCOMPANY.com and it first premiered January 9th on NYC life Channel 25; the show travels to the five New York City boroughs on a quest to discover the next great emerging artist.
In Season Two Mr. Follini expands the horizons by driving across the USA in the easily spotted Art-V, a graffiti-covered 36 foot mobile home converted into a mobile art gallery managed by WelcometoCOMPANY.com. Potential stops on the tour are: Boston; Washington DC; Miami; New Orleans; Chicago; Minneapolis; Aspen; Austin; Los Angeles; Portland, OR.
According to Director & Host CJ Follini, " I'm thrilled to be able to take our successful Art/Trek concept on the road to unearth super-talented artists around the country. Thank you Kickstarter supporters for the opportunity. Wait 'til they get a load of the real star - ArtV! "
The production company - Ten Paces Media - is utilizing the popular crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter to finance the second season known as Art/Trek USA. The campaign to help fund the project which is happening in cooperation with the non-profit group Chashama. Chashama is a group dedicated to providing affordable working spaces in New York City in which artists are free to create. The Art/Trek USA kickstarter campaign includes a slew of unique prizes and swag including options to be part of the show in various ways in return for donations from supporters.
Art/Trek has been extremely successful for niche series in that its episodes from the first season have been downloaded over 220,000 times since Jan 9th and its re-airs are averaging 35,000 viewers on NYC life. The showing has just been accepted to air on the Ovation Channel next.