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Tattoos Move From Flesh To Canvas For Santa Clarita Art Walk

Frankenstein_Skull_copyAlthough the City of Santa Clarita’s next Art Walk will explore the “art of the tattoo”, you will not be hearing the buzzing sound of electric tattoo needles. That’s because this event celebrates tattoo-style art that’s moved from the flesh to canvas.

(artist: Adam Guyot)

The “art of the tattoo” art walk takes place Thursday, June 7, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Main Street in Old Town Newhall. A one-night art show titled “Off the Skin,” will feature the work of local, talented tattoo artists that practice their craft on canvas, board, paper, and other surfaces.

The art themed evening will include free art demonstrations by local artists, a fashion show, photo shoots, gourmet food trucks, and live music by the band Agent Orange.

Agent_Orange_1Agent Orange describes themselves as the original Southern California Punk/Surf Power Trio:

“Agent Orange has been around since forever. Never bought in, never sold out. Blazed a musical trail so wide that imitators had no trouble driving right up the middle of it in an armored truck full of major label ca$h. Still flying under the radar after all these years, with a loyal following that's always one step ahead. Hooked up all over the world, but always looking for someplace else to go. 100% guaranteed to make your ears ring. Expose yourself to Agent Orange's Fullblown-Supercharged-Punk-Surf-Grind, and you'll never be the same. C'mon down front, and have some fun!”


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Businesses along Main Street will take part in the Art Walk experience, including FRESH Lifestyle Boutique, which will host a pin-up fashion show inspired by the Steam Punk and Rockabilly cultures.

(Artist, right: Jojo Ackermann)

tattoo_jojo_ackermann_copyCanyon Theatre Guild, Newhall Bicycle, OutWest Western Boutique, and Egg Plantation will feature art exhibits; and the Repertory East Playhouse will host a bar/lounge for the evening.

“Art Walkers” who stop and visit the Agent Orange merchandise tent can enter a raffle for one of two sets of free tickets to the 2012 Warped Tour, which is held from June 16 to August 5, 2012.  Winners will be selected at 8:00 p.m. on June 7 and must be present at the drawing to claim their prize.

For more information on Art Walk and Thursdays at Newhall events in Old Town Newhall, click here.