The Sparks, "Ignite What's Next", art tour hosted by Sparks, Upper Playground, and Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine kicked off on Friday, September 7th in San Diego, CA with live painting installations by artists David Choe, Retna, and Saber. The afternoon event was part of the Agenda Trade Show at the San Diego Concourse and the evening event was held at Ole Madrid in San Diego's historic Gas Lamp District. Huge crowds came out for both installations and plenty of Sparks was drank by all. The tour is just getting warmed up, so check out the list of upcoming events to see if these artists will be coming to your town! Next stop: Santa Cruz, CA with an afternoon event at The Krate located at 803 Pacific Ave that starts at 3pm. Just added to the Santa Cruz events: Alex Pardee.
Juxtapoz is proud to announce our October issue with one of the world's emerging contemporary artists, Los Angeles-based Cleon Peterson. With works that are both violent, vengeful, and bloody, there is poetry and motion in the works of Cleon Peterson, and for the the October 2014 issue, he created a special composition that conjures up his ballet of conflict.