If you are in Los Angeles, this coming April 11 will see LA Downtown Art Walk. It's the first hosted event by SpiritHoods, and they are collaborating with popular American t-shirt company The Mountain for special edition tees to celebrate.
WILD, a multi-media gallery experience hosted by SpiritHoods, is showcasing an extensive collection of endangered animal portraits by Vishvakarma.
Host SpiritHoods hopes to raise awareness and resources that benefit the endangered animals of SpiritHoods supported nonprofits. Vishvakarma will be selling his beautiful oil and water color paintings and prints, as well as doing a live painting at the gallery. Merchandise will be on sale from SpiritHoods, as well as a special, SpiritAnimal t-shirts by The Mountain. In addition, there will be live music, special guest performances (TBA) and a photo booth.
Location is at the Exchange LA Gallery, 618 Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90014
100% of all net profits from SpiritHoods sales will go toward the SpiritHoods' supported nonprofits, such as Panda International, Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust, Predator Defense, Panthera and Polar Bears International. 50 % of net profits from art sales and The Mountain merchandise will also be donated.
Vishvakarma, aka Dave Zaboski, worked on contemporary classics, such as Beauty and the Beast and Lion King when working as a senior director at Disney, as well as at Sony and Warner Bros.
He's a classically trained painter, co-creating several national children's books and creating concept art for film and game projects. He also teaches creativity and innovation as a public speaker. In 2009, he met an enlightened master from India who invited him to his homeland to further his studies of energy and art. That spiritual teacher gave him the name Vishvakarma - Architect of the Universe.
SpiritHoods are the original faux fur animal inspired hood, made in Los Angeles. Spirithoods has expanded their efforts this year to help wildlife, and are donating 10% of net profits from all hoods purchased directly to the conservation of endangered species. For more information about SpiritHoods please visit www.spirithoods.com. Buy A SpiritHood, Help an Animal.
For the past 40 years The Mountain has been providing t-shirts for hippies and hipsters alike. From the iconic Three Wolf Moon shirt to the newest line of Big Face Animal Tees, The Mountain appeals to the whims of those who want to have fun with fashion. What started as a '70s staple with concert tees from the Grateful Dead and Bob Marley has grown to hundreds of playful designs that have been seen on Jack Black, Three Six Mafia, NBA stars Joakim Noah, Matt Bonner and many others. The Mountainís cult-like following and undeniable vision has inspired both trends and imitations.
Proudly called the greenest t-shirt company in the U.S., the New Hampshire-based company's commitment to the environment is in their DNA, from using water-based inks and keeping production in the U.S. to committing to being PVC-free for the last 20 years. The Mountain's team most recently invented a cutting-edge dye water treatment system that cleans the system's water without the use of chemicals, ensuring the water is actually cleaner going out than coming in.
The Mountain's artists are inspired by the by the beauty seen in nature and all its wild creatures. The Mountain is proud to support preservation of all of the Earth's animals, from donating to preserve wild animals to helping support no-kill shelters in Los Angeles.