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SOMOS LOCOS Pop-up Art Show Concert

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SOMOS LOCOS Pop-up Art Show
The Manhattan Beach Art Center, City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department, and California Locos presents: SOMOS LOCOS, an ephemeral extravaganza bringing together the best in street, skate, surf and punk in four days of art, athletics and music. Download the California Locos poster (PDF).

SOMOS LOCOS group picture on rooftop with downtown Los Angeles in the backgroundExhibition Dates: March 16th through 19th
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gallery: Manhattan Beach Art Center
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Marine Avenue Skate Spot Dedication
Saturday, March 18th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Marine Ave Park
1625 Marine Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Live Concert
Saturday, March 18th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Manhattan Beach Art Center Parking Lot
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

California LocosSOMOS LOCOS Opening Reception and Book Signing

Saturday, March 18th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gallery: Manhattan Beach Art Center
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

SOMOS LOCOS is the latest stop on the California Locos pop-up tour of evolving exhibitions and historic cultural events. The Manhattan Beach Art Center will host a group show of original art works, rare ephemera, and fresh surprises from the original LOCOS artists: Chaz Bojórquez, Dave Tourjé, John Van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom and Gary Wong.

These legends of rebellious art will also be present for the dedication and opening of Manhattan Beach’s new Skate Spot at Marine Avenue Park, where pro skaters will christen the city’s brand new safe and legal spot for budding skate enthusiasts.

The skate spot dedication will be followed by a live concert event at the Manhattan Beach Art Center Parking lot, featuring food trucks and live music from Steve Alba's PowerFlex 5, Charlie Chan and the SOBs, and Los Savages.

“SOMOS LOCOS is not just an art exhibition, it’s an event!” said Martin Betz, Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Manhattan Beach. “We are trying to emphasize the unique relationship between artist, musicians and the classic Southern California (SoCal) experience of music, art, food, and drink that makes SoCal - and by inclusion, Manhattan Beach - such an amazing place to live,”

Concluding the festivities will be the formal reception of SOMOS LOCOS at the Manhattan Beach Art Center. The exhibition also sees the release of both a new Dusters skateboard, with an original LOCOS design by Duster's Creative Director, Nano Nobrega, and a hardcover book release with essays by art scholars Charlotte Eyerman, Jim Daichendt.

The exhibition will be introduced by distinguished art critic Shana Nys Dambrot.

About California Locos
California Locos brings the work of five of the most compelling visual artists working in Los Angeles today: Chaz Bojorquez, Dave Tourje, John Van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom and Gary Wong. Together and separately, these forces of artistic nature embody the innovative, lively, and rebellious spirit of Los Angeles.

Rather than suggesting a cohesive or coinable L.A aesthetic, California Locos presents a collision of visions – a kaleidoscopic perspective of the urban art experiences through highly individualized and expertly crafted works of art: from loose and spontaneous performance painting, to deliberate psychedelic graphics and painterly street graffiti. What unifies these artists is their shared conviction that being raised in this sprawling metropolis fundamentally and distinctively informs and guides their art.


Critic's Choice Logo
The official food sponsor for Manhattan Beach Art Center's art exhibition opening receptions.

 

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