A good adventure is hard to turn down.
When that adventure is a night of fan art at Gallery Le Snoot based off of the supremely popular Cartoon Network show "Adventure Time," it's nearly impossible.
"The show is insanely popular, and we're really big fans," said Logan McDonald, owner and creative director at Le Snoot, a non-traditional gallery in the heart of downtown.
"Some galleries are very laid-back and casual, but Le Snoot is like a party. We're not about snooty people, and I think 'Adventure Time' really ties into that and more of our style - not so much fine art, but more having a good time."
McDonald put out a call for submissions at the end of February for "Adventure Time"-themed artwork.
"Adventure Time," which follows Finn, a human boy, and his best friend/adoptive brother/magical dog Jake in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo, has more than 14 million likes on Facebook, so you can just image the excitement this announcement garnered.
"From the moment we put it out there, we've had a huge response. People started sending us submissions within 24 hours," McDonald said. "We've had at least 100 submissions so far. Typically, submissions don't pour in till the last week. People have been really passionate about producing work for this."
In 2013, the series won a Motion Picture Sound Editors Award, an Emmy and a British Academy Children's Award. This year, the show has been nominated for four Annie Awards, the highest honor given for excellence in animation, and nominated for a Kids Choice Awards. With 155 episodes aired, "Adventure Time" has come a long way from the short on which it's based. That short went viral before being picked up by Cartoon Network in 2010.
But just because the show is a cartoon doesn't mean the fan art hasn't been varied. Le Snoot welcomed all types of artistic media, with a maximum size of 24 inches by 48 inches, and no limit to the number of entries submitted by a single person.
"People are really taking it into their own style. A lot of stuff has had a more realistic aspect, which is very interesting," McDonald said. "We haven't had too much that looks a lot like the actual characters. We're excited to see what comes in."
The exhibition opens April 18, which coincides with the show's sixth season premiere on April 21.
"We're expecting the largest turnout we've ever had just from the first week of submissions," McDonald said. "Our largest show last year, we counted roughly 400 people, which for such a small space is quite a hectic scene. This should be pretty comparable to that."
Le Snoot also has a hectic schedule set, with four back-to-back shows, the next of which is a combination of illustrative and graphic works by artists Steven Darden and Erin Rahill that goes up on April 25.
That leaves just one week for Savannah's adventurers to check out which heroes advanced to the next level and claimed their victory on the walls of Le Snoot.