June 21, 2010 – September 25, 2010
HOLLYWOODMERCHMART! Transforming LACE’s store into an artist-created souvenir shop, HollywoodMerchmART! aims to engage, confuse and delight summer tourists on Hollywood Boulevard with works by both local and international artists. Ranging from postcards and maps to t-shirts and mini-sculptures, the store inventory draws inspiration from social-media and internet trends, as well as local objects found in nearby souvenir shops, thus speaking the language that is Hollywood. Prices will range from $1 to $200! Emma Gray, curator.
Shop online or shop at LACE!
Participating artists: Emily Joyce, Ashley McPeek, Collective Field, Richard Lidinsky, Brian Bress, Carolina Caycedo, Matthieu Laurette, Anthony James, Max Maslansky, Micol Hebron PLUS Sydney Snyder and the LA Vajazzlers, Kathryn Garcia, Kirsten Stoltman, John Kilduff, John Knuth, Steve Lambert, John Bucklin, Zoe Crosher, and Brian Bress.
HollywoodMerchmART! NEW ARTIST RELEASE RECEPTION
FRIDAY 6 AUGUST 2010, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
New items by artists Steve Lambert, Bari Ziperstein, and Collective Field get added to the mix of items in HollywoodMerchmART!
DON’T MISS IT! In a brave attempt to multi-task outside HollywoodMerchmART! John Kilduff of Letspainttv.com will jog on his treadmill on the Walk of Fame, while performing various mundane and creative activities (from eating chicken and blending drinks to painting portraits) for a modest fee. Kilduff will be performing on various occasions throughout the summer.