Sunday, September 9, 2007

Day 1: The Sparks "Ignite What's Next" Art Tour Kicks Off in San Diego With Huge Success



The Sparks, "Ignite What's Next", art tour hosted by Sparks, Upper Playground, and Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine kicked off on Friday, September 7th in San Diego, CA with live painting installations by artists David Choe, Retna, and Saber. The afternoon event was part of the Agenda Trade Show at the San Diego Concourse and the evening event was held at Ole Madrid in San Diego's historic Gas Lamp District. Huge crowds came out for both installations and plenty of Sparks was drank by all. The tour is just getting warmed up so check out the list of upcoming events to see if these artists will be coming to your town! Next stop: Santa Cruz, CA with an afternoon event at The Krate located at 803 Pacific Ave that starts at 3pm.

Photos by Jon Dragonette. Video by Michael Langan.


Dave Choe gets started at the Agenda Show event


Saber doing his thing for the Agenda Show piece


Retna working on his part of the piece


All three artists work to finish up the piece


The end result of a hard day's work


David Choe at the nightime event at Ole Madrid


Retna and Choe at Ole Madrid


Saber at the nightime event


WEST COAST TOUR STOPS:

Sept. 8th - LOS ANGELES, CA

Daytime Event: 3pm
Workmens
7562 Melrose Ave.
LA, CA

Nightime Event: 9pm
Guys Bar
8711 Beverly Blvd.
LA, CA

DJ's:
DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill
DJ Solo

Artists:
David Choe
Saber
Retna

Sept. 11th - SANTA CRUZ, CA

Daytime Event: 3pm
The Krate
803 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA

Artists:
David Choe
Saber
Rhode
Alex Pardee

Sept. 13th - SACRAMENTO, CA

Daytime Event: 3pm
FTC
1006 J Street
Sacramento, CA

Nightime Event: 7:30pm
R15
1431 R Street
Sacramento, CA

DJ:
Shaun Slaugher

Artists:
David Choe
Saber
N8 Van Dyke


Sept. 14th - BERKELEY, CA

Daytime Event: 3pm
Upper Playground
2509 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA

Nightime Event: 8:30pm
Radio Bar
435 13th Street @ Broadway
Oakland, CA

DJ's:
Typeone
Arson

Artists:
David Choe
Saber
Retna

Sept. 15 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Daytime Event: 3pm
Upper Playground
220 Fillmore
San Francisco, CA

Nightime Event: 10pm
111 Minna
111 Minna St. @ 2nd (between Howard and Mission)
SF, CA

DJ's:
Sake 1- Local 1200
Vin Roc- Triple Threat, 5th Platoon
Zita - MixerFriendly, Golden
Pablo Scratch- Turntable Tykoonz
Irie Dole - Jah Warrior Shelter
Green B- (Bday Girl) Miss Tress Hi Fi
Joe- L (BD Boy) Nowtime Sound

Artists:
David Choe
Saber
Retna


Sept. 16th - SAN JOSE, CA

Daytime Event: 3pm
Workmens
220 Eastridge Loop #185
San Jose, CA

No Nightime Event

Artists:
David Choe
Saber
Rhode
Alex Pardee


Sept. 19th - PORTLAND, OR

Daytime Event: 3pm
Upper Playground
25 NW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR

Nightime Event: 9pm
Rotture
315 SE 3rd Ave.
Portland, OR

DJ:
DJ P

Artists:
Saber
Daivd Choe
TBA

Sept. 21 - SEATTLE, WA

Daytime Event: 3pm
35th North
1100 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA

Nightime Event: 9pm
Lo_Fi Performance Gallery
429 Eastlake Ave. E.
Seattle, WA

DJ’s:
Hideki
Kamui

Artists:
David Choe
N8 Van Dyke
Saber

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