Hostel Takeover Art Show [October 20, 2013] – San Diego, CA Hostel Takeover Art Show [October 20, 2013] – San Diego, CA
Whoa! Everyone of my weekends continue to get better! I heard about this art show from one of my partners and being the art... Hostel Takeover Art Show [October 20, 2013] – San Diego, CA

Whoa! Everyone of my weekends continue to get better! I heard about this art show from one of my partners and being the art craze folks that we are we decided to go check it out. And man, this show did not disappoint at all! Were these artists supposed to be amateurs? Really? Majority of the artwork I gazed over in amazement wondering how it wasn’t in an art gallery in Soho (New York) or on display somewhere major in LA. Then it hit me, this is the REAL art world! The next Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden may be in this room!

What made this art show awesome was the simplicity of it and as we all know simple is better, well for most thing anyway. It was held at the Hosteling International in downtown San Diego and from the outside in you wouldnt think so. Upon entering we greeted the host and proceeded up the elevator after realizing that the show was multiple floors which made it even more cool. After getting out of the elevator you realize that you have just entered what you may think is a college dorm room party. The hostel had art everywhere while still conducting business. Vendors, art entusiasts of all ages, styles and personalities flooded this place and you could feel he talent just oozing out of the walls.

We got to meet some awesome folks, alot of the names I cant remember because the music was SOOOO loud (laughs) and majority of the art wasn’t named so we didnt know if we were talking to the artists in front of the piece we were staring at or just a random person which in all honesty made it better. How cool is it to talk to the actual artist about their work and not know it’s their work? Talk about getting an honest opinion from folks. It immediately made me think of the anonymity of Banksy and his artwork but thats for a totally different post. This post is about genius that is surrounding us that spometimes we overlook.

We got to meet the organizer of the event and I made sure that I contacted him to be a part of this culture and to offer help to keep this going. He was an awesome dude (can’t remember the reaking name! horrible journalism) and we talked about connecting for some cool future stuff! We didn’t take too many photos because we wanted to be respectful and also enjoy ourselves at this great find!!

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Images By Badir McCleary and Sean Fogel

Badir Mccleary

Art Journalist. Documentarian. Co-Owner of Gallery 38 in Los Angeles. Master of Art in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute of Art. Drucker School of Management. Art enthusiast looking to become your favorite curator, consultant and director.

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