Secret Walls started in 2006 back in the underground art scene of Shoreditch, London. Eventually, they planted their roots in Los Angeles and made it home. It’s a local event loved by Angelenos that places artists against each other to battle it out live on stage with paint and brushes. The stakes are always high and so is the atmosphere.
Now they’re taking their movement on the road with the “Support Your Local Artist Tour” to highlight artists all across North America. That’s 35+ cities in over 60 days featuring 140+ artists and 70+ artworks—making it one of their biggest tours yet. The overall purpose behind their movement is to showcase their lineup while also connecting with other artists out there.
“What’s great about a tour like this is that we’re now going to cities where if you’re a kid that lives in Kansas, for example, maybe you don’t have a lot of access to high functioning artists. For the first time, they’re coming to your town and you can meet and ask them questions—and also find out who else in your town is a weird art kid too,” said Secret Walls deconstructive pop artist Matt Gondek. “That’s kind of how you start off in any career, and I think that’s a really beneficial thing for young artists.”
They’re kicking off their tour right at home in the L.A. area this Sunday in Pomona at 6:30 featuring artists The Obanoth, Man One, Angelonce, and Aaron Kai plus special guest Balloonski. Guests can also expect performances by musical artist Young S.H.O, and dubstep duo Dumbsteppaz. Support your local artist and get the full details below!
Secret Walls SYLA Schedule:
- Aug. 14, 2022 – Pomona, CA
- Aug. 16, 2022 – Oakland, CA
- Aug. 18, 2022 – Seattle WA
- Aug. 19, 2022 – Vancouver, BC
- Aug. 20, 2022 – Portland, OR
- Aug. 22, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT
- Aug. 23, 2022 – Denver, CO
- Aug. 26, 2022 – Austin, TX:
- Aug. 27, 2022 – San Antonio, TX
- Aug. 28, 2022 – Fort Worth, TX
- Aug. 31, 2022 – Houston, TX
Grab your tickets, and get the full schedule along with September dates here!
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