Nice neighborhood moment: Tuesday, 6pm, slowly sinking sun, warm weather. Two artists who seem to be collaborating on a giant mural in an alley up the street from us in Little Saigon / The Tenderloin. Lots of spectators enjoying the process. Notice how the two distinctly different styles interact on the “canvas”?
Local artists Charlene Tan and SpaceBi made these 4-ft tall maneki neko cats out of the Asian Art Museum’s old letterhead (which were rendered obsolete by our new brand identity). Very clever recycling of something that otherwise would’ve gone straight to the recycling bin.
After the paper cats were created, they were “unofficially” staged on our entrance during one of our free days. What a massive hit, especially for many of the families who wait in line to get into the museum.
Here, the cats are holding brewskies because tonight at MATCHA (our art carnival-esque event with SpaceBi). the first 200 people who enter our doors get a drink ticket for a free Sapporo beer.