Los Angeles-based creative collective Bagavagabonds (BV) has announced the launch of the collaborative and philanthropic art event series Art Migration, presented by smart USA! and Incase. With stops in Austin, Los Angeles, and Portland, each Bagavagabonds event will feature a community-driven, submission-based art gallery. All works will be sold via silent auction with a cap of $100 and 100% of the proceeds to benefit local arts charity organizations. These events will also provide an opportunity to interact with smart vehicles and Incase products in unique and entertaining new ways.
Whether you’re a budding recreational artist or booming professional, here’s your chance to get involved with this collaborative arts movement and produce an original piece of work for the Art Migration events in Downtown Los Angeles, CA, (December 1st), and in Portland, OR, (December 8th). Use the theme “Migration” to inspire you, and know that you are producing with a purpose, as each piece will sell for $100 bucks (or less), with 100% of the proceeds going to our dear friends at Room 13 LA. We look forward to having you with us.
Friday, November 2nd, THIS los angeles and Incase hosted the opening night of co-exhibition “PARENTHESES” from South Carolina-based artists Paul Martyka and Reed Elliott. For the occasion we worked with gallery co-owner Justin Van Hoy to create 100 limited-edition, custom cut & colored totes featuring the collaborative work of Reed and Martyka. Yes, brown cats rule.
Thanks again to everyone who came out to the opening. Extra special thanks to Paul Martyka, Reed Elliott, and THIS Los Angeles. The exhibit runs at THIS now through November 24th. Plaster your eyeballs with our Flickr recap.
This past Friday THIS los angeles hosted the opening night for The Sun Below The Ceiling, the new solo exhibit from conceptual sculpture artist Jon Rajkovich.
For the occasion we worked with Rajkovich and THIS gallery co-owner Justin Van Hoy to create 100 limited-edition, custom cut & colored totes. If you like collectable totes and highly abstract sculpture art, then Rajkovich’s bag and our bag will probably be your bag.
Thanks again to everyone who came out to the opening. Extra special thanks to THIS Los Angeles. The Rajkovich exhibit runs at THIS from July 20—August 18th, 2012. Enjoy the short photo recap.
This past Friday THIS los angeles hosted the opening night for Stacks, the new solo exhibit from artist Erin Garcia. For the occasion we worked with Garcia and THIS gallery co-owner Justin Van Hoy to create 100 limited-edition, custom cut & colored totes.
Delighted to say all were descended upon within five minutes of the drop. Thanks again to everyone who came out to the opening, Erin Garcia is truly deserving of your support. Extra special thanks to THIS los angeles for making this venerable east side art hang always rewarding and fun. Your time and collective talents are much appreciated.
This past Friday the folks at THIS los angeles in Highland Park celebrated their annual group show with over 100 exhibiting artists and more than 500 attendees.
For the occasion we worked with graphic designer (and THIS gallery co-owner) Justin Van Hoy and illustrator Michael C. Hsiung to create 100 limited-edition tote bags. Happy to say all were snatched up within the first fifteen minutes of the opening.
Thanks again to everyone who came out to support THESE FRIENDS THREE, and extra special thanks to THIS los angeles for putting in the long hours to make it happen, (Aaron Farley, Justin Van Hoy, Claire & Jeremy Weiss, and production assistants Victor, Will, and Chris). As always, your time and talents are much appreciated.
On Friday, December 2nd, THIS Los Angeles hosted the opening reception for the stellar new group show “Giant Artists COLLECTION”. It was packed. Real packed. For the event Incase collaborated with THIS la and artist Keren Richter to create 100 limited-edition cotton canvas totes. *(And yes, they’re quite possibly our favorites of the entire 2011 series). Enjoy the photos.
Thanks again to THIS los angeles co-owners Justin Van Hoy and Aaron Farley for your gracious goodwill and many, many efforts with this ongoing project. Most of all, thanks to everyone who has come to these opening nights throughout 2011. We hope to see you at the January 2012 opening night with the gallery’s as-yet-to-be-announced top secret special guest. Guaranteed to be a doozy. And yes, there will be totes!
On Friday, December 2nd, Incase, in partnership with THIS los angeles and Giant Artists, is pleased to announce the opening night reception for Giant Artists COLLECTION, the new group show curated by Giant founder, Jen Jenkins and artist representative, Eleni Peters. The exhibition will feature a range of recent works by artists on Giant’s roster, and coincides with the release of the agency’s new anthology of the same title.
For this very special occasion we’ve collaborated with THIS and artist Keren Richter to create 100 limited edition hand-printed cotton canvas totes. Come early to swipe a bag, stay late to enjoy the collection and shoot the breeze with artsy pals. Guaranteed to be a beautiful night of big visions and bright ideas.
On Thursday, September 29th, THIS Los Angeles hosted the opening reception for the traveling exhibition of Stockholm artist Jonas Torvestig, (featuring artwork for the new album GIMME SOME by friends and fellow Swedes Peter Bjorn & John). For the event Incase collaborated with THIS and Torvestig to create 100 limited-edition cotton canvas totes.
Thanks to the large word-of-mouth crowd gathered for PB&J’s unannounced live set, all were gone within just a few seconds. Mayhem. Enjoy the photos. Thanks again to Jonas Torvestig, THIS los angeles, Matt Goldman (aka MFG Prod), and Peter Bjorn and John. Most of all, thanks to everyone who came out. It was a lovely night of art/rocking. We hope to see you at the Tim Biskup opening on Friday, October 14th. Guaranteed to be a brain blower. Yes, there will be totes!
On Thursday, September 29th, we’re excited to present the opening night reception for the PB&J-approved GIMME SOME traveling exhibition featuring the work of Swedish artist Jonas Torvestig.
For this very special occasion we’ve gone into cahoots with THIS and Torvestig to create 100 limited edition hand-printed all cotton totes.
Come early to snag a bag, stay late to view the work and enjoy DJ sets by Victoria Bergsman and Peter, Bjorn and John, (and just maybe get your bell rung through a combination of tiny amps). Bring earplugs and RSVP.
THIS los angeles is doing a one night only mini-art show this Friday night, May 20th. It is called ‘Judgement Night’ and will feature handmade weapons from folks like Keith Morris (OFF!, Circle Jerks, Black Flag), Sage Vaughn (Terri & Gary), and Ben Venom. Despite its diminutive duration, this short show is sure to shank your brain. Here’s THIS los angeles co-owner/curator Justin Van Hoy with a few words about the exhibition:
“You’ve seen the billboards, you’ve seen it all over the Internet. This weekend marks the beginning of the end for mankind. Family Radio Worldwide has declared “it can be proven Biblically that the world will end May 21st, 2011″. Well, we are having a show to help you prepare yourself.” —THIS los angeles