We have been blessed to work with a wide range of talented visual and craft artists. We focus on local artists who generously donate works that we raffle off, many times to benefit programs geared toward art education. Here you will find galleries of work from the artists that have contributed to our cause. You can click their name to be linked to their official page.
Liz is a painter and digital artist living and working out of the DMV area.
After earning a degree in Painting as an undergrad, she went on to cultivate a live artist career based out of the live music scene in Baltimore and it’s surrounding cities and at various music festivals along the east coast.
While she still occasionally paints live, takes commissions, and sells her canvas work, she is currently working on shifting gears towards digital art as her main medium utilizing a drawing tablet and various sketching/painting software.
Her acrylic and digital paintings are inspired by mysticism, surrealism, the human and animal figure, and a deep love of outer space. They are bright, cosmic color-bombs with a Renaissance flare.
Owls Eye Studios
Ali is an Ohio-based, self-taught artist, skilled in many different mediums of 2-D art including, but not limited to, digital and film photography, ink, oil, acrylic and charcoal. She is also exploring the world of jewelry making with wire-wrapping, electroforming, and sculpture. She has experience photographing subjects including social activism/issues, live performance, birthdays, meetings and much more.
Ronin Eye Creations
I am always searching for new styles and new techniques to absorb into my experience. It is one of the most important things to me as an artist. To keep pushing the envelope and to keep the journey interesting. It has been my honor, for most of my life, to take part in one of the more amazing experiences in the human reality, pure creation; The expression of the intangible universe and collective conscious.
Illustrator living in Savannah, Georgia. My work is largely centered on surrealism, animals, and the combination of humanity and nature. I largely work in pen, watercolor or photoshop, and acrylic paint. I largely create tattoo poster illustrations, tattoo designs and book/album covers but I also enjoy drawing on various objects, like animal skulls and skateboards, or anything that is blank and near me
I make art to help people. I attempt to help others by presenting them with work that not only serves a ‘beautiful’, aesthetic purpose, or a functional purpose, but also a metaphysical purpose. Anything metaphysical is defined as of or relating to the transcendent or to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses; like those times when you just feel like something is right, (or wrong). With my work I aim to spark those feelings within my viewer, and influence them in a positive way. Using minerals from the earth that have many unique metaphysical properties and potentials in the clays and glazes that my work is made of, I am placing a direct vibrational influence on the users whether they realize it, or not. Introducing geometry into this work is also a way that I attempt to influence my viewers and users in a positive manner. Sacred geometry is the geometry that governs the art of becoming; becoming being a heavy subject covered in the philosophy of metaphysics. I use this geometry so that people can become familiar with the simple yet beautiful patterns that create matter; that create everything. I believe becoming familiar with these symbols and patterns can instantly improve life in a very transcendent way; in a way viewing them is a small form of an enlightenment of sorts. I hope to spark interest in people, and in that way I believe I am helping them.
Oil City, PA
Pieces of Peace
Andrea is my name. Wires are my game. I’ve been wire wrapping for a few years now and I am continuously impressing myself with what I learn and create. It’s been a long time coming, with a lot of practice- but I’m really excited to see where this passion will lead to in the future! It makes me happy and I hope the same for you!
Andy Reed is an artist whose visual alchemy captures a visionary journey into inter-dimensional landscapes — with prismatic colors, geometric shapes, and an ancient glyphic light-language amongst organic and terrestrial conceptions.Originally from northern New Jersey (but now living in Asheville, NC), his work represents the energy of another realm, making you feel as though you are peering into another galaxy and understanding that there is a possibility for life outside that of which we are familiar.
I am a being of emotions and feelings. These things drive my actions and influence my work without question. I cannot remove certain images or ideas that come to mind at times and a voice of creation demands I make a tangible outlet. My work is the product of what my subconscious self reflects. Sometimes its that fear and curiosity of trying to produce something beautiful that reminds me of my capabilities.
Eric Alan Wattinne
Eric Alan Wattinne is an artist who has spent the better part of his education focusing primarily on painting and illustration, as well as aspects of design and digital media to create pieces that integrate the multi-faceted imagery that is the work of his own mind’s eye. Works include peices formatted for academic work as well as pieces the artist has been commisioned to do and bodies of work that are for sale as well.
Lines and Dots and Lines and Dots and Lines. Gavin Gonzo Gerundo is a performance painter utilizing acrylic flow ink on handmade vinyl canvasses to create living works of art. When the sun goes down and the music begins to play, the paint hits the canvas. Line by line and dot by dot, shapes are pulled from the darkness that begin to breath with color and life.
Virginia Beach, VA
My name is Pottsy and I like to paint and create things. Using acrylic paints,paint pens,black pens, and also spray paints and puffy paints to create all my work. Nothing but love for you all and all that you do and may you all be inspired the way you inspired me brothers and sisters. Hope you enjoy my art and keep posted for new pieces.
Lauren received her Bachelors of Fine arts from Western Michigan University with her emphasis in metals and jewelry and a minor in painting. She has a passion for working her hands to create tangible art such as small sculptor, adornment and visual art. Her pieces are inspired by experience, memory, perspective, time, illusion, and material process. She combines contemporary jewelry aesthetics and practices with traditional silversmithing techniques to create ornate wearable art as well as conceptual fine art. Her works are also created in digital media, oil and acrylic paint; and is currently combining all three mediums to achieve an encompassing 3D experience where one isinfluenced by the other.
Fort Collins, CO
Drake Arnold is an artist working primarily in acrylic and aerosol paint. He makes work that falls loosely between the genres of psychedelic, fantasy, and visionary art. He resides in Fort Collins, Colorado and spends his time glassblowing by day and painting by night, traveling the country live painting at music festivals and visiting the National Parks.
Adam Gilliam is an artist living in Huntsville, AL. His journey in life has given him a need to create and portray the world in a different view. Light in Progress Studios was created in 2013 as a way to allow an inner light to shine thru to canvas. Painting has been a part of his life since childhood and a thirst to grow and become better is a driving force in this process. His love for animals, nature, color, and spirit can be seen vibrantly in his art. Adam paints frequently at live music events and festivals, has taught art classes for several years, and is currently building a solid foundation in the art communities around. Commissioned work and prints are available at any time. Feel free to contact him at any time!
Alyssa Prince is a 26 year-old artist from Flint, Michigan. She graduated from Western Michigan University in December 2013 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. Though, on paper, her BFA degree holds it’s emphasis in the painting program, her time studying was also spent experimenting with many different mediums including ceramics, printmaking, digital media and alternative processes.
Her recent work is focused on combining the visual with the visionary. Using traditional techniques and mediums mixed with contemporary technology, she works to create a bridge between the physical and spiritual that will supply a never-ending opportunity to learn and grow with her art.
Working mostly with acrylics but also other mediums including but not limited to pencil, ink, watercolor, and graphic design work. Live painted at various festivals including Phases of the Moon, The Werk Out, Resonance, Paradise, Hyperion, Color Dance, Good People Good Times, Family Roots Painted for artists including Papadosio, Ott, Lotus, The Werks, Dopapod, Grammatik, Griz, The Main Squeeze, Hundred Waters etc. Always ready and willing to live paint for different festivals or shows!
David Fratu is an artist living and working in Atlanta, GA. His style of painting represents a balance between interconnection and geometric chaos. Using gradients of color and intricate patterns, he creates a sense of depth and movement. Viewers are drawn into his illusive designs filled with vibrant colors, geometric shapes, and organic line work. Together, his unique symmetrical compositions form a perfect equilibrium of harmony and discord.
Adam “Mickey” McAndrews
Mickey uses Crayola Crayons and a heat gun to melt different expressions onto canvasses. This technique was developed over the course of a few years. Using paper towels, Exact-o knives, a compass, neon crayons for black light, and pottery tools this artist spreads the heated was to fit his creative visions.
Made with love by Sibel Yalin! Missing Link aims to create sustainable fashion accessories by bridging the gap between the living and the dead, using mostly natural materials, and implementing the spirit of our furry friends into your own personal fashion statement. Items are entirely one of a kind & custom work is available upon request
Outer Realm Apparel was started in early 2013. The idea came from Adam Fagundo, as he saw a close friend making t-shirts. As a Lotus show was approaching he decided to design his own and have his friend make them in hopes of starting a new vending gig. The idea of just selling t-shirts was quickly surpassed, as the company broadened to other items almost immediately.
Since starting, they have ventured into sweatshirts, pins, prints, cutouts, stickers, and crystal wraps. The goal is to run a business that utilizes our creativity and originality as well as that of friends and family. Outer Realm loves partnering with people close to them that also have the same love for art as them. They strive to come up with new ideas the world has not seen.
John discovered the Live Art community later in his career but has exploded onto the scene with gusto. His excessive attention to detail has produced some of the most realistic and impressive artwork in the scene and has recently been gaining notoriety across the country. In his first year alone he has painted at Paradise, Resonance, The Werk Out and was even honored among a select few invited to Hulaween in Florida. Keep an eye on this guy… he will be painting his way through the country this festival season.
Nicholas Daily, or simply, Nicho; is a self-taught artist residing in Richmond, VA. His art embodies the deep correlations between nature and mathematics that show us the geometric lattice in which we live upon. His style of art, in which he has coined the term “hexapentapointalism” is a geometric lattice that envelops the vision of these tesselating familiarities. Nicholas finds great joy in painting live before an audience, usually at a music festival or concert. Fusing music and art gives him the inspiration to draw these images from his mind.
Isaac De La Cruz
Isaac De La Cruz is a Houston, Texas based mixed media artist. From painted canvas, to sharpie art, digital art, and even producing music, Isaac is a true renaissance man. Isaac’s style blends cartoon, graffiti, and psychedelia, using proportion and sacred geometry to put his own unique twist to his art.
Love Light Leslie
My art embraces positivity and light and is meant to be advocative of joy and vitality. Each stroke is a tangible embodiment of the interconnectedness of my canvas and our world. With bright colors, and vivacious patterns I wish to capture a whimsical side to life. I aim to bring attention to our role in the organic universe we are all a part of while invoking appreciation of nature, animals, and people. My work symbolizes and celebrates our uniqueness and encourages expression. Music is my fuel for creativity as well as my livelihood. I wish for my art to inspire us to create, invent, connect, and thrive the best way we know how, and to bring an overall togetherness.
What started as a creative mind, a crafty hand, and a slight hoarding addiction turned into my way giving the things I love to make and use myself to others. So here it is, Propagule. I craft and procure handmade goods relating to festival fashion, up-cycling art, hippie jewelry, and just about anything I else I can enjoy creating or acquiring for my wonderful supporters. Thank you, everyone!
Growing up in a conservative town in Southeastern Virginia, Sumo was driven to be different. Throughout her youth she explored many approaches to rebellion, trying to find direction for her ostentatious mind. She discovered the world of live music around the age of 18 and began her inspired path as a creator. During her time at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Sumo has developed using meditative practice to fall into her deepest creative flow. She has found her passion and muse through activism, music, and self consciousness.
Higher Dimension Apparel is a combination of traditional studio painting, live painting, painted hats, and other design work. All art is done by Aaron Raybuck out of Pittsburgh, PA. Feel free to send him a message if you have any questions regarding commission work, available pieces, or just to chat!
Annie Kyla Bennett
I approach art inspired by cymatics and neurochemistry, alchemy and shamanism, the tao, and surreal, symbolic, street and visionary artists before and with me. I create artworks as talismans to help bring our brain waves into resonance with meditative and loving frequencies. By combining emotionally relevant images and characters from philosophy, mythic incarnation and metaphor with mathematical truths, patterns and processes from nature, I create to inspire interstellar journeys and experiments in thought. I synchronize ideas in harmonic hues to unveil the connections between feeling, experience, and information, to aid in decoding emotional language. I create, for my family, as a conduit through which Mind at Large can flow to help us recognize and realize our potential and purpose, our individual dances to freedom. I work like a honey bee, fly like a bird, and love like the burning sun.
ODENEDO is a contemporary visual artist whose style encompasses a variety of subject matter and themes, self-described as “Abstractadelicaturistic”.
Fueled by a lifelong obsession with rhythm, along with consistent dedication and long hours spent in the studio ODENEDO has become quite passionate about painting during live music performances.
Beginning in 1999 at a Phish festival, ODENEDO has enjoyed more than 50 festival appearances in 20 states, approaching 1000 live artworks created in a little over a decade, and remains continually grateful to be able to share his love of art and music with the world, one canvas at a time.
Creator in all mediums guiding my audience through the realms of space and time using sonic, spiritual, and visual intervention.
From Digital Ethos, ” The limitless boundaries that the digital world of music has to offer creates a following; A following that brings together like minded souls that connect on a level that goes far deeper then the mind can understand. [Music producers] are here to bring you the soundtrack for this journey that you have chosen to travel.
Stay on the path.
I’ve performed at a growing number of musical experiences including Color Dance, Resonance, Hoopla, Family Roots, Glow Dance, Dave Rave, Dance at Dawn, The Assemblage, Rootwire, and Lanikea.
Aloha folks! Mongo Arts LLC is Josh & Jill, were a small family owned husband and wife business located on the coast of Newport, NC in the Croatan forest. We have been selling on etsy going on 6 years now. Everything you see in our etsy shops are drawn, designed, printed, and packaged with love by us in our 1000 sf home print and creativity shop. We hand print a diverse, yet growing wide selection of apparel and products mostly always in small batches. We do our best to keep it fresh and psychedelic, while promoting a zen lifestyle and a focus on giving back.
Our brands vision is to help, inspire, and save lives through many causes we deeply care about locally here on the coast of NC. We are active in our community having various fundraisers and auctions from Equality NC to Peer Recovery Center providing resources for drug and alcohol addiction, help for the mentally ill, homes for the homeless. We team with other non local non profits such as Conscious Alliance, Jam for Tots, Relay for Life to name a few to do our part in giving back.
We demand a better future for the next generation facing the many struggles of economic disparity, drug epidemics, ecological disaster and a sincere lack of equality and love.
Infinite Gratitude~ <3
Nikki Lee Drumm
Los Angeles, CA
Nikki is a socially and environmentally conscious Artist of many forms who draws inspiration from her environment and the physical and spiritual connections she sees there-in. When she moved to California in 2012 Nikki began to explore with a paintbrush in late fall and just a couple of months later, painted at her first event. Most of her progression has been made in part to the energy of live events. Her palette is molded until the expression takes shape into a story or symbolic feeling. The bright colors represent a process of self healing which charges an emotional re-lease. Nikki hopes to incite a personal and passionate response from those that view her artwork. It is her goal to share the process of creation with others in hope to free the minds of restriction and artistic blockages. Art like music can be the best therapy. Finding grounding and peace in the midst of the most dynamic and charging of environments has brought the most prolific edge within her flow!
As I continue to grow on my path seeking Higher Understanding, I find myself compelled to share my lessons and express my love through art. My work is focused on promoting peace, mindful and meditative states-of-mind and inspiring others to seek Higher knowledge. As such, I focus my pieces on combining elements of our conscious experience with the unconscious. Each brush stroke is an act of intention and love, and each painting expresses a facet of the psychedelic and human experience, and each fractal represents the ever-changing, ever-cycling nature of reality and growth. My paintings blend the spiritual meanings of colors, often associated with the seven Chakra system of Hindu, with ancient numerology to create abstract pieces of intentional art.