It’s that time of year again – the official kick off of the 2015 music festival season is upon us, as tens of thousands of music-lovers flock to the desert for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. While festival goers are soaking up the desert rays at the Empire Polo Club, Eddie Donaldson will be offering a similar experience, sans heat stroke, at Gallery 446: Art & Sound, an art festival featuring original art works by select musicians and artists. From Brandon Boyd and Steven Adler to Moby and DJ Poet, the Art & Sound festival will present original artwork by some of the finest talents in music and the arts.
Slated as “A Journey into the Mind of Music”, the exhibit curated by Eddie Donaldson, Raymond Roker, and Jen DiSisto explores the relationship between art and music via photography, drawings, concert posters, and an interactive “sound wall”. Needless to say, there will be music throughout. The exhibit runs from April 9th to May 4th at Gallery 446, 11am-7pm, with special parties going down on April 9th and 18th from 7-10 pm.
Pieces will include works by musicians Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Moby, Steven Adler (Guns N’ Roses), Adam Bravin (She Wants Revenge), DJ Poet (Black Eyed Peas), Cisco Adler (Whiteheartt), Nico Turner (Cat Power), solo artist Joseph Arthur, Neal Casal (Ryan Adams’ the Cardinals), Bobby Alt (Street Drum Corp), and Mod Sun; photographs by Piper Ferguson, Estevan Oriol, Jannette Beckman, Richard Corman, Block, Patrick Hoelck, Bobby Alt, Frank Maddocks; concert posters by Jim Evans (TAZ), EMEK, street art by Risk, The Blakhat, works by Franki Chan (IHeartComix), Craig Skibs Barker, Jessicka Addams, album artist Opie Ortiz (Sublime), and god knows what from Andy Dick.
And what’s a rock and roll exhibit without an after party? In conjunction with Culture Collide, the opening night event on April 9th continues at the Hard Rock Hotel with DJ and live sets by Miami Horror, DJ Poet, Elliphant, The One And Only PPL MVR, Dorothy, special appearances by some secret guests, and live painting by artist Ryan Campbell. If you find yourself in Indio this month, swing by Art & Sound to inject a little fine art into your music appreciation.
Art & Sound at Gallery 446: 446 S. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262