Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2007
Day 8 of the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour was held in San Francisco, CA. For the day event, Dave Choe, Saber, and Retna did a live painting installation at Upper Playground on Fillmore. One woman was there to get Saber to sign a shirt she bought her nephew and decided to really go for it and have Dave Choe sign the shirt she was wearing too. The evening event was held at 111 Minna in conjunction with the Juxtapoz Get Exposed party. The place was packed with a line around the building. A definite highlight was when Dave Choe broke out with a rad drum solo between DJ sets. This Wednesday, September 19th, the tour will be in Portland, OR at Upper Playground at 3pm for a daytime event and then at the Rotture bar at 9pm. Click to see photos and video from the San Francisco events with guest artist Retna and details on upcoming stops on the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 15, 2007
Wednesday's Sacramento leg of the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour brought out some of the largest crowds we've seen yet. The cops made a special appearance at the day event held at FTC, thankfully leaving without incident. I hope they at least enjoyed the art while they were there! The evening event at R15 featured some rad giveaways including the grand prize - a Bianchi Pista fixed gear. From the California's Capitol it's on to the Bay Area Friday, September 14th for the opening celebration of Upper Playground's newest location in Berkeley (2509 Telegraph Avenue) and then an evening event at Radio in Oakland. Saturday's daytime event in San Francisco will be held at the Upper Playground on Fillmore St. at 3pm. For the evening, the art tour will be held at 111 Minna as part of Juxtapoz' Get Exposed event and will start at 10pm. Click to see photos and video from the Sacramento event with guest artist N8 Van Dyke and details on upcoming stops on the Sparks IGNITE WHAT'S NEXT art tour.