I Madonnari Takes Over at Mission Santa Barbara

You may have seen chalk art before (whether it’s creating with kids in your own driveway, or Bert’s creations in Mary Poppins), but you’ve probably never seen it quite like this. Every Memorial Day weekend, the Mission Santa Barbara hosts … Continued

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Check Out This Next-Level Coffee Art

We all know that coffee and latte art keeps consistently approaching new levels of creativity these days. (Just search #latteart on Instagram or Google and take a look at the results. Crazy, right?) But out of all these, there’s one … Continued

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Our Mini-Guide to Desert X, the Desert’s Coolest New Exhibition

You don’t have to go to the Coachella Music Valley & Arts Festival to catch the desert’s hottest art exhibitions (pun intended) this spring. This year marks the Coachella Valley’s inaugural Desert Exhibition of Art, or as it’s better known, … Continued

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Hikaru Cho’s Trippy and Surreal Body Art

Sure, you’ve seen cool face painting, and you might have even seen cool body painting. But you’ve probably never seen body art quite like this. Hikaru Cho, a Tokyo-based artist who specializes in painting, may only be 20 years old. … Continued

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Check Out This Cool, Natural Plant Art!

As any good artist (or kid with markers) knows, an empty wall is an excuse to create art. That’s why murals are so popular in urban spaces—that same impulse that drives your two-year-old to color on a blank wall doesn’t … Continued

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Art Pops Up in Courtney Wilson McCarthy’s Pop-Up Books

If you’re looking for the perfect way to expose (or indoctrinate) your kids to art history, Courtney Watson McCarthy may have just made your life a whole lot easier. The paper engineer and graphic designer, aside from having the coolest-sounding … Continued

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Quiz: Which Piece of Art Isn’t a Fake?

Forgery in art is a big deal. Museums’, critics’, and scholars’ reputations have been made or broken on whether or not a certain piece of art is proven to be real or fake. While some fakes are easy to spot, … Continued

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Hidden Art in Books: Fore-Edge Paintings

It’s no secret that illustrators often help turn books into more memorable treasures–there’s a reason why we know names like Dr. Seuss. Books and pictures have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. Which makes it no surprise that books with secret pictures … Continued

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Delicate Beauty: Stained Glass Gypsum Windows at al-Aqsa Mosque

When you think of stained glass windows, soaring Gothic cathedrals in France and England may come to mind, complete with intricate biblical scenes communicating morals to the masses and stunning rose windows. While both beautiful and iconic, European stained glass … Continued

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Creativity for the Open Spaces: Remembering Marta Becket

Vast, empty spaces are often fuel for an artist’s creative fire. A break from the typical hustle of any sort can often create new breakthroughs for many creatives (just ask any LA artist if a trip to the desert did … Continued

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