The idea for Oddville struck Ezra and Julia Croft, founders and current organizers, four years ago in San Francisco, California. On Saturday, Nov. 2, the one-night art festival is coming to the Triangle.
Ezra Croft said they were producing art shows, but wanted to find something that went beyond the standard art you would find at a dentist’s office. He started exploring the ways in which all kinds of strange art could be collectively experienced in the same place.
He said following the first Oddville festival, they moved to North Carolina and realized there were many artists that did not have a way of publicizing their unique and strange art.
Julia Croft said the art community seemed to already be connected in California, so the challenge in North Carolina was bringing everyone together.
“There’s a community of weirdos,” Julia Croft said. “It’s all sort of scattered here and there. We wanted to bring all of those people together.”