Wherever there is street art, I’ll be there.
I mean, I snap photos of it wherever I spot it (as you’ve probably seen on Instagram) so when I found out that there was going to be a street art pop up gallery, of course I had to go. Last night I went to the inaugural opening reception of The Street Art House which featured 8 fascinating artists, including Christina Angelina, Rolland Berry, Calen, FISHE, Hagop, Colette Miller, VALØR and Wrdsmth…and I couldn’t have had a better time. I was super excited to see street art displayed in a gallery, as public art is usually well… in the public. Its presence in a gallery shows how much it has evolved and how important/ influential it’s become in Los Angeles- and dare I say the all over the world!
I invited a few friends who I thought would enjoy the event and I’m so glad I was able to share this with them. One was a fellow street art enthusiast (@jorda_b)!
This was opening reception was particularly memorable not only because it was a pop up gallery, but also because there was an online art auction sale, along with prints and t-shirts available for purchase- and an awesome DJ.
It was amazing getting to see this art up close, meeting some of the artists and getting to be in the same space as people who had the same interests.
And to top it off?
The pop-up gallery will also support a great local organization: LA’s BEST, a leading provider of after school enrichment programs to under-served elementary public school students in Los Angeles, serving about 25,000 students at 195 public school sites. Art is a major component of their after school programs, which facilitate learning and creativity in a fun environment.
Here are some of my favorites from the opening last night.
Can you tell I’m a bit obsessed with wrdsmith?
His stuff speaks to me, and it should- turns out that he moved to LA like I did and his work reflects things he wished people would have said to him when he first moved here.
Couldn’t have asked for a better first art gallery experience in my first few months in LA. Thanks to those I got to share it with!
It will be on display August 27- September 2nd at Qart Gallery. Come and enjoy streetart, indoors. Check out their website for all the details: http://www.thestreetarthouse.com/
GALLERY HOURS (at Qart Gallery, 480 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292)
Friday, August 28 – 10am to 5pm
Saturday, August 29 – Closed
Sundary, August 30 – 10am to 5pm
Monday, August 31 – 10am to 5pm
Tuesday, September 1 – 10am to 5pm
Wednesday, September 2 – 10am to 5pm
The online auction to benefit LA’s BEST will be live all week at qart.com/lasbest
Congratulations Paper and Fabric x The Street Art House for an amazing opening. Looking forward to many to come!
P.S. If you can’t make it or you missed out, The Street Art House shop is online at Paper and Fabric . You can buy wearable art on super soft v-necks and a selection of prints! Take a look.
Here are some of my top picks:
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