Art, music and fly a** bicycles were the 3 elements that made the By Way of Dallas event, this past Friday at Lab Art Texas Gallery (@labarttexas). The Lab Art crew partnered with Dallas is Dallas (@dallasisdallas) and City Bicycle Company (@citybicycleco) for their 1 year Texas anniversary celebration, and I have to say, if you missed it, you truly missed out on greatness.
Like any other gallery, the walls were filled from top to bottom with beautiful and dynamic pieces of art work from numerous, notable artists but tonight, it was all about the bikes. 7 bikes provided by City Bicycle Company, were customized by featured artists: The Sour Grapes Crew, Blue The Great, DJ Sober, Jeremy Biggers, Little Linda, Joonbug and the muva herself, Erykah Badu (@sourgrapescrew, @bluethebreat, @soberone, @stemandthron, @thebugs87 and @erykahbadu). Each bike was out for display/up for sale and as you can only imagine, all different in their own way.
For those who aren’t familiar with the Lab Art Texas Gallery – owners, Eric Rosik and Adam Persiani expanded to Dallas last year after the duo developed a friendship with L.A. owner and founder, Iskander Lemseffer. After frequent business trips and ideas tossed around, they brought the street art gallery concept to Dallas and the now trio, plan to take this concept nationwide.
This special exhibition celebration was not just another event but a true showcase to the awesome visual artists and talent that we have right here, in our very own backyard. A salute to all the artists involved, to DJ Niro for keeping the party going with jam after jam and finally, a toast to Lab Art for a great first year and we look forward to many more with you guys in the city.
[PHOTO CREDIT: Renato Rimach – @renatorimach]