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Richmond Virginia Street Art Festival 2012
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Monday, 07 May 2012 10:53

A couple weeks back Jeff Soto flew out to Richmond, VA for their street art festival to do a wall. Artists included the likes of Hense, Richard Colman, Dalek, Hamilton Glass, and many more.

Jeff Soto's wall.

Richard Colman collab with Dalek and Pose was pretty damn cool.

Jeff Soto: A 2011 Recap
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Thursday, 26 January 2012 12:00

LA based artist Jeff Soto recounts his 2011.

Jeff Soto: Goodbye, Old Studio
Written by Jeff Soto   
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 11:00

In October 2005, just a few months after we had our first daughter, I leased an industrial space near our small apartment. It was a pretty big decision for Jennifer and I, it was another bill (several) and another responsibility for us- already under pressure with a two month old baby!

It ended up being the right move- I'd been working on our kitchen table or driving across town to work in my parent's garage. We had moved into a two room apartment but there was still no room to work. I found a nice 1000 sq/ft industrial warehouse type shop with a small office in front. I got the idea from seeing the Clayton Brother's studio a few years before. The place was big enough, versatile and had plenty of storage space, with large walls, a roll up door and high ceilings. It was perfect, and I got right to work.

I'm a little sad to leave when I look back at all the exhibits and paintings I worked on at this space, not to mention how my life has changed the past six years. It's been a pretty cool/strange/awesomely/fucked up/rad six years!

Now I've moved into a great new space with friends. The new studio has everything the old one has with more support and camaraderie. Gonna be a new adventure and I'm hoping to get many years of great work accomplished here. But I'll keep in my heart my little studio which helped me get off the ground!!

Here's some pictures over the years....

Jeff Soto: Japan- Part 1
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Thursday, 02 June 2011 17:00
I went to Japan last October with Maxx and his wife Rosie. Just realized I never posted the pictures. What can I say, time flies lately....

Words and photos: Jeff Soto

This was my first time to Japan, we were the guests of Zac Pac who we had designed a set of Be@rbricks with. Our host Kazuhiro showed us a great time, fed us well and had a busy schedule for Maxx and I. It was a wonderful trip.

Jeff Soto: Fall 2010
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Wednesday, 05 January 2011 10:08
Painter Jeff Soto blogs up what he's been up to this fall. Check the complete blog.

Photoshoot for The Seeker.

The start of a large painting for Singha, ended up painting over this and trying something different.

Jeff Soto - Miami 2010
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Thursday, 09 December 2010 11:12
Jeff Soto flew out to this year's Miami Art Basel to paint a mural as part of the Wynwood Walls Project. His blog. His words.

Jeff Soto Was in NYC Last Summer
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Friday, 19 November 2010 11:52
Jeff Soto blogs up his trip to NYC for his show @Jonathan Levine this last summer. Photo blog style from his travels.

Some photos from my trip to NYC for my solo show "Lifecycle". Too lazy to write captions for everything so in a nutshell... OC from the plane, knit bombing, Katz deli, old friends, new friends, Gay Pride, exploring, The Jane hotel, Viner studio visit, Friends We Love.... -Check it

Jeff Soto Blogs up Miami
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Thursday, 21 October 2010 17:00
Yeah, Art Basel in Miami was a long time ago, but hey, maybe Jeff Soto's delayed blog will only get you excited for this year's fair.

Jeff Soto: Melbourne Part II
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Thursday, 05 November 2009 07:50
Jeff blogs the 2nd half of his trip to Melbourne to speak at this year's Semi-Permanent.
Jeff Soto: Melbourne
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Monday, 02 November 2009 03:13
Jeff's trip to Melbourne to speak at this year's Semi-Permanent.
Jeff Soto: Summer Fun
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Tuesday, 08 September 2009 11:37
Jeff blogs up a snap shot of his summer vacation.
Jeff Soto: London Part 2
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Thursday, 25 June 2009 05:03
Jeff blogs up round two from his trip for his show at Stolenspace.
Jeff Soto: London/Stolenspace Part 1
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Monday, 01 June 2009 07:18
Jeff blogs up his trip to London for his show "Inland Empire".
Jeff Soto: Before Spring
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Wednesday, 18 March 2009 02:12
Jeff's expecting a new baby is just under a week. A quick blog before the stork arrives.
Jeff Soto: Basel Round II
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Sunday, 08 March 2009 05:43
Jeff blogs up the rest of his Miami Basel trip.
Jeff Soto: Turning In Circles opening
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008 09:14
Photos from Jeff's show that just opened @The Riverside Art Museum.
Jeff Soto: Miami Art Basel Part 1
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Wednesday, 10 December 2008 07:52
Art fair here. Art fair there. Miami in December is a nice place to be.
Jeff Soto: Turning in Circles at the RAM
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Saturday, 22 November 2008 05:01
A sample of Jeff's work for his solo Riverside Art Museum show opening Dec 2nd.
Jeff Soto: Babytattooville 2008
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Thursday, 09 October 2008 05:51
It's sort of like "hang out with artists and get art merchandise" in Riverside, CA.
Jeff Soto: End of Summer
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Monday, 25 August 2008 06:34
Bloggin' up some bugs and a preview of Ray Caesar's new book.
Jeff Soto: Comicon 2008 Recap
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Wednesday, 30 July 2008 05:34
Comics seemed to be an afterthought which is sorta sad. But anyways, Jeff took some photos, saw some old friends and made some new ones. Here are some shots...
Jeff Soto: The Mailbox Explosion
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Tuesday, 22 July 2008 01:49
Jeff updated the ol' blog, mailbox blown up (sorta), printmaking, Sea Shepherd show, etc...
Jeff Soto: The Tattoo Post
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Monday, 07 July 2008 10:23
Check out how many people have Jeff Soto tattoos.
Jeff Soto: Props
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Tuesday, 10 June 2008 02:30
Off to RAM for Skullphone's show.
Soto: I'd Rather Be Lizard Fishing
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Wednesday, 28 May 2008 03:29
Jeff shows you how to catch lizards and gives you a peek at some of his new amazing work.
Jeff Soto: Skater Cuts and Rainbow
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Monday, 05 May 2008 08:46
Jeff takes us on a trip down memory lane... What?! Airbrushing shirts rocking the ponytail!! But check out his new work. Damn!
Jeff Soto: Watercolor Painting
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Wednesday, 02 April 2008 03:04
Jeff does a little loose experimenting...
Jeff Soto: Just painting...
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Friday, 21 March 2008 02:38
Raymond Pettibon, Mike Watt, Kelsey Brookes, and other art-ness in So Cal.
Jeff Soto: Art field trip in L.A.
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Thursday, 06 March 2008 04:27
Jeff takes a trip around LA checking out some shows that are currently running.
Jeff Soto: Taking a Break
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Wednesday, 16 January 2008 03:39
Jeff blogs up Regino Gonzales & Henry Lewis's show @Corey Helford in LA and discusses the state of the "scene".
Jeff Soto: Regino Gonzales & Miami
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Wednesday, 02 January 2008 13:40
Jeff got a peak at Gonzales show that opens up this Saturday @Corey Helford in LA w/ SF artist Henry Lewis... Jeff also wraps up his Miami trip.
Jeff Soto: Miami II
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Tuesday, 18 December 2007 04:44
Jeff continues his art fair travels.
Jeff Soto: Miami
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Thursday, 13 December 2007 09:59
Off to Miami for all the art fair craziness.
Jeff Soto: NYC Trip
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Monday, 17 September 2007 04:25
Jeff blogs up his travels to NYC for his show that's up now at Jonathan Levine.
Jeff Soto: Headed to the Big Apple
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Wednesday, 29 August 2007 03:39
Jeff prepares for his big solo show at Jonathan Levine in NYC that opens next week.
Jeff Soto: Comicon
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Wednesday, 01 August 2007 08:57
Jeff travels to San Diego for this year's Comic Book and Pop Art convention.
Jeff Soto: LA Dreamin'
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Saturday, 07 July 2007 06:46
Chris Ryniak's in town from Ohio and I'm his LA art tour guide. We stopped through Gary Baseman’s house and hit up some shows around town.
Jeff Soto: Storm Clouds
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Sunday, 01 July 2007 03:10
Jeff talks about his upcoming show Sept 8th @Jonathan Levine in NYC.
Jeff Soto: An Update
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Monday, 21 May 2007 05:29
May is already almost over. Where has this year gone? So it looks like I'm a once-a-month "casual" blogger these days. Lots of randomness today...
Jeff Soto: Imitation Art
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Tuesday, 24 April 2007 10:07
Jeff asks, is imitation a form of flattery? Artists straight biting other artists?
Jeff Soto: Another Art Trip to LA
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Thursday, 15 March 2007 15:54
Jeff explores Bergamot Station galleries and Mark Ryden’s Tree Show at Michael Kohn Gallery.
Jeff Soto: A Trip to LA
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Tuesday, 06 March 2007 11:06
Jeff travels up to LA to check out some art shows.
Jeff Soto: An Update
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Monday, 26 February 2007 08:44
Say hello to Timkaren...
Jeff Soto: Trip to the Norton Simon
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Saturday, 20 January 2007 12:59
Last week Jeff Soto and his friend Aaron went to do a little art watching at one of the nicest lil' art museums in Southern California
Jeff Soto: First Blog
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Tuesday, 16 January 2007 13:45
We're happy to have Jeff Soto's blog up on the site which he'll try to update every few days.

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Nychos Friday @Fifty24SF
Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:46

SAN FRANCISCO --- You've seen the murals pop up around town the last week from this Austrian street artist as he prepares for his solo show at Fifty24SF opening this Friday, 4/18.



Banksy's Mobile Lovers
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 10:47

Speaking of Banksy (wait, were we speaking of Banksy?)... In any case, love his newest creation "Mobile Lovers" located in Bristol, England.

I love you, dear.... Huh? Wut?


Wednesday, 16 June 2010 16:39

Jeremy Fish Opening a Solo Show in August at FFDG
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:33

Met up with Jeremy Fish last night to catch up and discuss his upcoming solo show opening this August at San Francisco's FFDG. Don't want to give too much away, but the guy is very busy these days. You know the giant pink bronze statue will be built and installed at the corner of Haight and Laguna welcoming those to the Haight (check) in 2015? Going to be incredible.

Check photos from his last San Francisco solo show in 2012, and mark your calendar for August as his next solo show opens at FFDG.

Beering with Fish at his favorite watering hole, Zeitgeist


Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:56


Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community
Monday, 14 April 2014 10:20

Sculpture of Jesus as homeless and sleeping on a park bench is "freaking out" the neighbors of this wealthy NC suburb. The sculptor, who has an affinity for street art, created it to remind us that "We believe that that's the kind of life Jesus had," Buck says. "He was, in essence, a homeless person." ~READ ON


Art or Vandalism? See the World’s First Graffiti Drone
Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:30

I attached a cradle with a spray paint can and other hardware to the drone. I created a series of paintings that are larger, about maybe 3 feet by 3 feet all the way up to 25 feet by 15 feet … And basically, I achieved the perfect air pressure, the perfect weight of the paint and the perfect materials so that the drone didn’t freak out when I attached these mechanisms to it, Katsu said. --continue reading

Think how high those throw ups can be now.


OB Shirt by Tucker Nichols
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:01

Tucker Nichols emailed over this new OB shirt he did for our friends at Park Life which can purchased here for $28.

Speaking of Ocean Beach, if you know, you know, but if you don't... it's not what the average american thinks of when thinking of a California Beach (missing 14 yr. old yesterday). Can't believe we used to drunk naked swim at 3am in the dead if winter... being surfers probably helped us not dying.


Open House Sunday - Headland Center for the Arts
Friday, 11 April 2014 16:12

Have you been to the Headland Center for the Arts in the Marin Headlands?

Located in the beautiful ocean-side Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Headlands artists programs support artists of all disciplines—from visual artists to performers, musicians, writers, and videographers—and provide opportunities for independent and collaborative creative work.

This Sunday's Open House runs 12-5pm - FREE & DETAILS


Is It Curtains For San Francisco's Art Scene?
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:35

We all know that San Francisco is going through aches and (growing?)/ shrinking artist pains these days as San Francisco property values sky rocket due to the tech infestation going on around the entire Bay Area. Maybe you work in tech and love it, but since this is an art website, we're interested to how this is affecting artists trying to make ends meet.

Some galleries have been forced to close due to 300% rent hikes. Many artists have fled to Oakland, LA and NYC in search of affordable housing and a more vibrant art scene... But we wanna know what you think of how it's going here in San Francisco. How are you making it work? What's your take on the art scene or lack there of? Do you think things are on the up and up or down and out here in San Francisco? Are artists a bunch of complainers and every thing looks great or is it curtains for San Francisco's artistic community? Thoughts

The Rena Bransten Gallery is packing up their 77 Geary space to make way for tech company MuleSoft


Nikki McClure at Needles & Pens, Friday 4/11
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:42

SAN FRANCISCO --- Nikki McClure, known for her painstakingly intricate and beautiful paper cuts, returns to Needles & Pens with an opening reception this Friday, April 11th - She'll be showing original papercuts for the book, "May the Stars Drip Down" - show details

This approach was born and bred out of the Olympia, Washington independent music scene. There, local artists emphasized everything handmade and self-published. The idea was to do a lot with a little. The result was a rich community sharing artistry and ideas. McClure found herself deeply embedded in this community which shaped an ethic of hands-on and accessible artmaking. - show details


Wednesday, 25 August 2010 11:50









John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC

Well, John Felix Arnold III is at it again. This time, he and Carolyn LeBourgios packed an entire show into the back of a Prius and drove across the country to install it at Superchief Gallery in NYC. I met with him last week as he told me about the trip over delicious burritos at Taqueria Cancun (which is right across the street from FFDG and serves what I think is the best burrito in the city) as the self proclaimed "Only overweight artist in the game" spilled all the details.

FRENCH in Melbourne

London based illustrator FRENCH recently held a show of new works at the Melbourne based Mild Manners

Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

Ever Gold opened a new solo show by NYC based Henry Gunderson a couple Saturday nights ago and it was literally packed. So packed I couldn't actually see most of the art - but a big crowd doesn't seem like a problem. I got a good laugh at what I would call the 'cock climbing wall' as it was one of the few pieces I could see over the crowd. I haven't gotten a chance to go back and check it all out again, but I'm definitely going to as the paintings that I could get a peek at were really high quality and intruiguing. You should do the same.

Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

Mario Wagner (Berkeley) opened his new solo show A Glow that Transfers Creativity last Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.

Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.

NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

NYCHOS completed this great new mural on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco on Tuesday. Looks Amazing.

Sun Milk in Vienna

With rising rent in SF and knowing mostly other young artists without capitol, I desired a way to live rent free, have a space to do my craft, and get to see more of the world. Inspired by the many historical artists who have longed similar longings I discovered the beauty of artist residencies. Lilo runs Adhoc Collective in Vienna which not only has a fully equipped artists creative studio, but an indoor halfpipe, and private artist quarters. It was like a modern day castle or skate cathedral. It exists in almost a utopic state, totally free to those that apply and come with a real passion for both art and skateboarding

"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle

Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.

Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.

Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

Jeremy Fish opens Hunting Trophies tonight, Saturday April 5th, at the Los Angeles based Mark Moore Gallery. The show features new work from Fish inside the "hunting lodge" where viewers climb inside the head of the hunter and explore the history of all the animals he's killed.

The Albatross and the Shipping Container

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.

The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.

Flavio Samelo's Downtown Sao Paulo Murals

Our buddy Flavio Samelo down there in Brazil does all kinds of great work including this recent mural project in downtown Sao Paulo in front of one of the most important modern buildings of Oscar Niemeyer from the 60's, THE COPAN.

John Trippe, FFDG and Fecalface.com Founder, Stepping Down From Daily Operations

John Trippe, founder, owner and curator of FecalFace.com and the Mission District art gallery FFDG, announced today that he will stepping down from daily operations of the two ventures to seek new career opportunities.

High 5s - Get Your Feet Wet

I purchased one of the first digital cameras when Fecal Face went online in 2000. It was a massive Kodak with 2 mega pixels

"Touching Base" by Schuyler Beecroft

San Francisco based Schuyler Beecroft emailed over the great new series of paintings he's completed entitled "Touching Base", 16x20in on mounted wood panel. Like them.

Flume - Space Cadet (ft. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut)

Buddies Jay Howell & Jim Dirschberger did this great video produced by Forest City Rockers.

Fire Shelter for Papay Gyro Nights 2014

Last year we posted photos from another one of Simon Hjermind Jensen's Fire Shelters he's made in Copenhagen. This time around the Copenhagen based artist/ designer created one for the Papay Gyro Nights 2014 way up in on the Orkney Islands in Northern Scotland.

"Portrait of a Slugger 19" by Hiro Kurata

Beautiful painting by NYC based Hiro Kurata now on display at SF's FFDG through April 19th as part of the group show "Salt the Skies".

"Veins of Octulen" by Curiot at FFDG

"Salt the Skies" opened on the 21st at FFDG and features this great piece by Mexico City based Curiot (Favio Martinez) whose sold out 2013 show Age of Omuktlans ran at FFDG. His forthcoming solo show is slated for March 2015.

Rome's Alice Pasquini ~Mural+

Rome based multimedia artist Alice Pasquini emailed over a recent mural completed in the historic working class neighborhood of Rome called Tufello.

Project M/3 in Berlin curated by NUART

BERLIN --- Project M is a temporary art project with the objective to improve the neighborhood, to push creativity and to connect people. At regular intervals Urban Nation with director Yasha Young invites a group of internationally reclaimed contemporary urban artists to re-design the facade and shop windows of a prominent residential building in Berlin, while it is being reconstructed.

John French with Hasselblad by Lola Dupre

"John French with Hasselblad", photo collage/ hand cut paper on wooden panel, by Lola Dupre which will be part of tomorrow's opening of "Salt the Skies" at FFDG in San Francisco. 2277 Mission St. (6-9pm) - RSVP here.

"Salt the Skies" at FFDG Opening Fri, Mar 21st

FFDG's spring show "Salt the Skies" is set to open on Friday, March 21st (6-9pm) -- Featuring works by Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold, Mario Ayala, Jud Bergeron, Curiot (Favio Martinez), Christopher Burch, Lola Dupre, Michelle Fleck, Matt Gonzalez, Hiro Kurata, Marty Machado, Mark Mulroney, and Nicomi Nix Turner

Brian Barneclo's 225' Food Chain Mural

San Francisco based Brian Barneclo was commissioned in 2006 to paint a HUGE mural on the side of Foods Co on Shotwell at 14th Streets. After some time on its own, it got pretty taxed by misc graffiti and pigeon shit.

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