Are event highs a real thing? Because I’m pretty sure I’m still vibing from The Street Art House’s opening last night. I’m stoked to blog about an exciting event I was able to attend in the beautiful LA neighborhood Marina Del Rey. The Street Art House, a pop-up gallery that aims to “bring street art indoors,” opened last night and features 10 of LA’s most talented street artists - including Christina Angelina, Rolland Berry, Calen Blake, FISHE, Hagop, Colette Miller, HANS WALØR and Wrdsmth. According to The Street Art House website, “The Street Art House attempts to raise awareness for public art and the need for artists to express themselves in the urban art scene. This inaugural group show explores street art and its evolution, as well as, its influence on Los Angeles and the surrounding area.” The pictures I took above feature both Wrdsmth and Colette Miller – the two collections that I was practically drooling over. If you live in LA, chances are you’ve seen either some of Colette’s angel wings or Wrdsmth’s inspiring (and at times, pretty witty and funny) quotes around the city.
I’m a huge lover and supporter of street and urban art (click here to see the street art I’ve discovered and featured on my blog so far), so I appreciated having the opportunity to learn more about the artists themselves and the incredible work they create around the city I love. Not only did I have a fun time at this event mingling and viewing the exhibits (and wanting to bid on everything…), but I am so excited that I got to meet and have a lovely conversation with the ever-inspiring Colette Miller – the artist behind the Global Angel Wings Project! Colette started The Global Angel Wings Project in 2002 to remind humanity that there is enough anger and bitterness on this planet and that we can be the “Angels of the Earth.” How incredible is that? She's painted wings in locations all over the world, and the wings represent love, peace, kindness, hope, and compassion. I’m all about the positive vibes in life and think we need to spread them in any way we can…Colette just decided to get a bit more creative than some of us! Click here to see a recent blog post of mine featuring two of her wing locations in LA.
Colette was such a kind woman to give me a few moments of her evening. I shared with her all about my appreciation for her world-wide project, a little about my blog, and that I’m on a mission to find each of the wing locations in LA. I’m really looking forward to sharing the rest of them on social media & my blog in the near future to help spread the word about this project. I believe as human beings, we truly can be the angels of this earth and can make an effort every day to lead by example – by being continuously kind and compassionate and sharing the love wherever we go. Los Angeles is such a vibrant and colorful city that I am pretty darn stoked to be living in. Events like last night’s not only make me appreciate urban art and street artists more, but also make me feel inspired to continue creating things in life.
The Street Art House pop-up gallery will only be on display until September 2, so if you want to go, you need to go SOON! Click here for more information on the event and to RSVP. If you live in Los Angeles, appreciate street art, and want to support some amazing local artists – this is the perfect event for you this weekend! The gallery is located at Q Art Gallery: 480 Washington Blvd., Marina Del Rey, CA 90292.
Special shout out you to my friend Andrea for taking some great pics of me and Colette and for inviting me to this event I won’t be forgetting anytime soon! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
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