Opening This Saturday: The Legendary Belmont Tunnel Exhibit

Crewest Gallery is thrilled to present:
THE LEGENDARY BELMONT TUNNEL
“A Tribute to the Birthplace of Los Angeles Graffiti Art”
Curated by Carlos Marquez


Opening Reception
Saturday, June 6th, 2009
6-9pm

Spinning live beats DJ Akaider (Deva Kings)

@ Crewest Gallery

110 Winston St.
Los Angeles, CA  90013
(213) 627-8272 ph
(213) 559-0525 fx

Downtown News placed this exhibit on

Exhibition will feature photographs, paintings, prints and giclees by the following exhibiting Legendary LA Artists:

Acme, Aloy, Antonio Pelayo, Axis, BaBa, Besk, Bumper, Cab, Cale, Charlie, Cre8, Dash, Danny D, Defer, Duster, Earnone, Elser, Eriberto Oriol, Fearo, Fever, Frame, Frank Martinez, Gabe, Genius, Ghostone, Gilone, Graf One, Grande, Hex, Hyde, Jero, Jiro, Kopy, Make, Mandoe, Man One, Mosh, Nuke, OG Abel, Omega, Pale, Panic, Relax, Relic, Retna, Rickone, Risky, Ruets, Saber, Sacred194, Shandu, Siner, Size, Skept, Skyone, Sleez, Swan, Teler, Volt, Vox, Vyal, Wisk, Zender…and others

Exhibit runs thru June 28th and is viewable during normal gallery hours:
Tues-Thur: Noon-7pm, Fri-Sat: Noon-8pm, Sun: Noon-6pm
Closed Mondays

For more info please email us at info@crewest.com.

The Graffiti History of Belmont Tunnel

With the influx of Hip Hop culture from the East Coast in the early 1980’s, the graffiti movement began to take shape in Los Angeles. Young graffiti artists began searching for their own voice and spaces to create. One space that became crucial to that development was the Belmont Tunnel. Due to its central location in Downtown LA and open layout surrounded with massive walls, it quickly became the city’s most popular urban canvas. Over the next 20+ years, Belmont became a meeting place for hundreds of developing graffiti artists to hone their craft, settle their differences through graff battles, and pass on codes of ethics to the next generation. Although the tunnel no longer exists and has now been turned into The Belmont Station apartments, the impact it had on the development of Los Angeles graffiti art will not be forgotten..

Get your Belmont Tunnel Skateboard Deck…and have it signed by all the OG legends who rocked the Belmont at the night of the Opening Reception!

Limited numbered edition of 50
Only $60 each

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