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Craola - Live Painting at Tarfest

What do dinosaurs, tar pits, art and music have in common?  Well if you were in LA last weekend, Tarfest!  A little outdoor festival with music, beer garden, food trucks, kids activities and live painting by world renown artist Greg "Craola" Simkins.... only in LA.

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Right next to the twisty balloon guy on one side and bubbling tar pits on the other, Craola, Nicola Verlato and devNgosha each work their magic on an 8 foot by 12 foot blank canvas.

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What emerged on Craola's canvas was a beautiful red feathered bird, almost the same height as a person.

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Nicola Verlato finished his piece right before the sun set, after seeing all the detail in the painting, it's amazing he finished it in one day.

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devNgosha completed a larger then life skull, that feels like it is coming off the page looking down at your little face. A beautifully mystifying piece.

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The festival, held on the grass next to the La Brea Tar Pits, is a annual event with a mission of “excavating future culture” in the Miracle Mile.

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Now in its 12th year, its seems to be reaching the goal!  With many thanks to our friends at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery, who are a big part of organizing the event, for extending us an invite to come enjoy a beautiful day in the city.

For more information about Tarfest, please visit: http://www.tarfest.com/