Every Monday night in Athens, Georgia, Hendershot’s hosts an open mic for musicians and poets to share their artistry. Hosted by Larry Forte, the event fosters a community of creative minds performing, planning co-writing sessions and exchanging words of encouragement. Because standing up in front of a crowd comes with its fair share of intimidation, these artists are full of love and respect for not just each other but for their craft as well.
The space features a small stage and plenty of tables and chairs for patrons to sit back and enjoy the show. While most performers choose to fill their 10-minute slot with original pieces, some play recognizable (or obscure) tunes. On Monday, February 6, 2017, 16 artists floated on and off the stage to share in the love of creativity.