What would I do without you guys, really?
December 7, 2009 3:31 PM   Subscribe

My friends and I are starting an artist collective in Phoenix, Arizona and we desperately need help thinking of a name. Can you help?

Short explanation; I myself am an artist with, you know, the paper and the pencil and occasionally, some ink or acrylic or something. I have three friends that are photographers, another friend who's a painter, two friends who are musicians, and a few others who might also join. What we've decided we'd like to do is start a community blog where we all write individually what we're doing to try and break into the mainstream or just get our work seen. The main site will show all of our posts, broken down by individual members, along with a sort of swarm cloud that shows how often each artist works with the others.
Anyways, we've got a ton of great ideas already and we're excited to get a move on it, but we're stuck at what seems to be the first effing step! We need a name for our little community. We don't have a lot in common except that we all work normal 9-5 jobs outside of our passions for our individual work, we are all artists of one sort or another, and we all live in Phoenix, Arizona. I'm trying to think of names that are reminiscent of the desert or of Phoenix. I sort of like the idea of something ancient and awesome sounding. Really though, we're open to anything. I'd list the links to our websites so you could actually see our styles and who we 'are', so to speak, but I think that'd be a little too self-linky for me. So yeah - if your really that curious, you can look in my bio and I think there's a link there to my personal work.
So yes, I leave it once again to the most clever people I know to help me hop a hurdle in my life. Thanks Mefites!
posted by Bageena to Computers & Internet (21 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Something with the word 'rising' in it.
posted by box at 3:39 PM on December 7, 2009

posted by cropshy at 3:39 PM on December 7, 2009

Salt River Valley Sights and Sounds.

And hey, dr. google says you'd be the only ones!
posted by googly at 3:42 PM on December 7, 2009

From the Ashes.
posted by piratebowling at 3:50 PM on December 7, 2009

heat stroke
posted by low affect at 4:04 PM on December 7, 2009

Arising Artists
posted by amyms at 4:23 PM on December 7, 2009

Best answer: Indigo Art Collective
posted by netbros at 4:49 PM on December 7, 2009

Response by poster: Some of these are wonderful. Thank you guys so far for your suggestions. I'm fielding them amongst the other people involved for feedback. My favorites so far have been netbros and piratebowling. Keep 'em coming guys! =D
posted by Bageena at 5:07 PM on December 7, 2009

Phoenix Rising
posted by firei at 5:09 PM on December 7, 2009

The Temple of Karnak

or something Egyptian. You know, desert-y.
posted by PercussivePaul at 5:26 PM on December 7, 2009

posted by lockestockbarrel at 5:30 PM on December 7, 2009

Firebird Collective.
posted by fullofragerie at 5:47 PM on December 7, 2009

posted by Acacia at 6:02 PM on December 7, 2009

From Ashes

Arti Zona
posted by Rumple at 6:04 PM on December 7, 2009

Rock bands starting out often have this challenge. Sometimes they will get together and get drunk and high and everyone involved writes every name they can think of on a sheet of paper. The next day they awaken to the sober light of the day and select the name that is most legible.

The problem with this method is that you sometimes end up with a really stupid name like The Beatles.
posted by ovvl at 8:41 PM on December 7, 2009

Just so you know, the first thing many people will hear when they hear indigo is this.
posted by hermitosis at 9:32 PM on December 7, 2009

Cosy Catastrophe
posted by oulipian at 10:52 PM on December 7, 2009

posted by Gusaroo at 8:58 AM on December 8, 2009

the first thing many people will hear when they hear indigo is this [indigo children]

or if you're from Arizona, maybe you will think of the indigo bush, very common in the Sonoran Desert.
posted by netbros at 10:46 AM on December 8, 2009

posted by teg4rvn at 1:08 PM on December 8, 2009

Not to derail much, netbros, but hermitosis is originally from Arizona. I think he just means that outside of Arizona, that is one of the image the word "indigo" will provoke. I would personally think of the Indigo Girls, but that is me.
posted by piratebowling at 3:02 PM on December 8, 2009

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