The Anonymous Society of Artists will host its first meeting on May 13 at the building on the corner of Orange and Cordova streets in an effort to reinvigorate local appreciation for art.

Started by local artists Scott Waters and Jean Drayovitch, the society hopes to utilize new media, new artists and new ideas.

“So many kids in this town deserve to be recognized who aren’t in the galleries and aren’t selling art,” Waters said.

The meeting will start at 5 p.m. and will include an informal discussion of the history of local art and a Bring Your Own Pencil session led by Waters — an hour-long lesson where attendees will critique each other’s work.

Waters hopes to foster an atmosphere like a Paris cafe, where artists can meet, dicuss ideas and critique work.

“That’s what it takes to make a movement,” he said.

Admission to the event is $2 for artists and $5 for those who love art. Waters said the difference isn’t important, he just wants people at the event.

“Even if we only get five people I’ll consider it a success,” he said.

For more information contact Drayovitch at 904.635.0941.