I am proud to announce the first annual 2011 DIY CON! DIY CON is a next level DIY (Do it yourself) convention for crafters, artists, chefs, performers and more! If you are creative and enjoy exploring new creative territories this is an event for you.
The event will be held at the beloved DIY venue The Smell which is located in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The Smell is home of some of the most prolific D.I.Y/Experimental artists and musicians in L.A. it is the perfect setting for this event.
Mark your calendars for Sept 4th , 2011. The event starts at 8 p.m. it is all ages and only $5 all money made at the door will go to The Smell and all bands who are performing. The evening will feature some of the most innovative artists and musicians around.
There will be live performances by:
Platypuss Toof (Vancouver, Canada) - http://soundcloud.com/platypustoof
Leah Peah- http://www.myspace.com/leahpeah
Dicso Bunny- http://www.myspace.com/dicsobunny
All of these bands are my personal favorites. I haven’t had the privilege of seeing Platypuss Toof live yet.
She is a one woman band hailing from Vancouver, Canada who uses analog electronics to create some amazing sounds I am very excited I have heard nothing but great reviews.
Imaginary Bear and Barney is a puppet show that will be performed in addition to the bands. This is an act that was recommended by Mr. Jim Smith himself (owner of The Smell) so I’m pumped to the max to see what they end up doing.
There will be tables setup throughout The Smell displaying art, zines, crafts, music, fashion and comics as well as delicious vegan food and treats.
Most of the participants will be selling or trading their works. This is a great opportunity to expand your collections or purchase unique gifts for friends and family all while supporting the artists. There’s no pressure to purchase anything you can simply come to be inspired as well. I swear you will be tempted though, especially when you see Clara’s Cakes or those amazing SPR FKR tee’s.
Lastly, it is a “DJ YOU” night where you can paint the air with whatever musical colors you desire. There will be a table with DJ sign up sheet where anyone will be able to sign up and play their favorite songs from their Ipod’s or Mp3 players. We’ll probably limit the number of tracks you can play so everyone can get a chance to play a song or two in between bands. This can be a good way to connect with someone musically. It’s fascinating how varied or similar a crowds musical tastes can be. Why not right?!
Come have fun and explore new creative possibilities. = )