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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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/