“Never done with permission before, this event will be historic.”

Saturday and Sunday, Sept.22 – 23 from 9am – 6pm @ Arroyo Seco Confluence
MOS-LA: live paint jam by over 100 of the finest writers from around the globe.

“Crewest Gallery, Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) and Man One Design team up with the International Meeting of Styles to launch the “Meeting of Styles: LA” event on the weekend of September 21 – 23, 2007. Over one hundred artists from Los Angeles will be joined by visiting artists from San Diego, the Bay area, and as far away as Sweden and Germany to spray paint a 10,000 square foot section of the L.A. River concrete waterway at the Arroyo Seco Confluence in Highland Park.

“The Arroyo Seco Confluence has historical significance for many L.A. writers who used to get down on those walls back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. The walls are hundreds of feet long and over 12 feet high on one side and almost 20 on the other. Never done with permission before, this event will be historic.

“The location is San Fernando Road, just South of North Figueroa Street – right around the corner from Home Depot in Highland Park. Although there is no exact address, the closest business address would be 451 n San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90031

“Spectators can best view the mural painting from the San Fernando Road Bridge which runs above the Arroyo Seco. The Ave.19 Bridge is closed for construction. There is some street parking on San Fernando and adjacent streets.

“This event is part of a larger global event, The International Meeting of Styles (MOS) that began in Wiesbaden, Germany in 2002. The network of graffiti artists and aficionados come together in unity inspired by their passion for graffiti art. MOS aims to create a forum for the international art community to communicate, assemble, and exchange ideas, works, and skills.

“In the spirit of cooperation and promotion, MOS has launched over sixty events in sixteen countries across Europe and North America since 2006. These events have sponsored hundreds of graffiti artists from all over the world and have attracted more than 60,000 spectators, providing a focal point for urban street culture and graffiti art to reach the larger community.

“MOS:LA will bring together many of the top writers and crews from the L.A. area and beyond.

Here is a list of crew and artist participants (subject to change):
MAN ONE, VYAL, SACRED, WERC, CROL, SHERM, YORES, PUPPET, ASYLM, SWANK, PANIC, EYEONE, MODEM, PRECISE, ACME, MANDOE, NEO, PROSE, WRAM, ASTEK, EKURA, BASH, BISER, DEEN, KEY, KEEPS, ZUCO, METHOD, DSRUP, NOEK, CACHE, COKA, PRANKS, FASHION, PIN, CRAE, ANE, DECODE, LENK, REXOR,VERT-ONE, DOME 87, PHIB, PRYER, THANKS, RVEE, RUEBS, ROTEN, UKAI, SPIRO/STIGMA, FIE, MEGS, KALM, ALOY, DES, ZERK, WORSE, LOYER, NEED, DERSE, VOX, BESK, CEZR, MAKE, DEF, RELIC, TELER, HEAVEN, CALE, CRETE 85, KEO, OWEN, SCUD, ANGER, AXIS, NATOE, POSH, AURA, SPLIT, ATLAS, ALTER, SINER, CRE8, MIDZT, DUCE, MOZZER, REVOK, SABER, TYKE, PUSH, EKLIPSE, RETNA, KRUSH, RISKY, OG ABEL, ZOUEH, FEARO, KOFIE, NUKE, CHEE, ITALO, RASO, THANKS, PLEK, SWAB, KAPOW, OMEGA, THUS, RVEE, PAKA, DASH2000, ESK31, OZIE, USE, SER, CAP, BEATL, BADCOKE, PLETIK, SPURN, ARCO, ESQUE, RUET, RELIC, SIZE, PALE, RELAX, CAB, UNIT, SKYPAGER, AERO, PERSUE, DEMON, ZORE, and others…

“Can anyone paint?
The MOS-LA event is a top notch mural event. We are seeking only the best artists around. Although the LA River is huge, we are limited by the wall space we have for this years event. Most artists and crews were individually invited to participate. Priority is given to crews of artists and selected out of towners. Solo artists will most likely not be able to be accommodated this go around. If you still would like to be considered send an email with a few jpgs of your work to:
iwannapaint@mos-la.com

“Rules for Participants…
If you are a participating artist and on the invite list, check in registration will begin at 8am on Saturday September 22 at the site.
– All artists will be required to fill out a liability waiver and will be given an artists badge after having done so.
-All participating crews and artists will have a pre-designated space but will be on first come first serve basis until we run out of wall space.
-Artists must bring all necessary materials and equipment for painting their pieces. Including, all paints (aerosol and buff), ladders, scaffolds, etc.
-There is a theme! We would like for all the crew productions being produced to have some kind of reference to the LA River and its wildlife. Characters of river animals (frogs, dragonflies, rats, cats, etc.) are highly encouraged to help tie together all the productions.
-NO ALCOHOL, WEAPONS, OR ATTITUDES WILL BE ALLOWED!
This is a community event and the public at large will be invited, including families and public officials. Security will be provided, but please help us all make this a safe and positive event so that we can make this an annual event!
Let’s show the world what L.A. writers can do in UNITY!

“Can I Volunteer?
Yes, we are taking volunteers for the event. If you’d like to help out the artists and make this a great event, please email your name, phone number, and time/dates available and someone will get back to you.
Please contact us at:
info@mos-la.com

thanks: Jason McGuire

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7 responses to ““Never done with permission before, this event will be historic.”

  1. righteous. please take pics of the process and the outcome.

  2. The San Fernando Rd. Bridge and the confluence of the Arroyo Seco are in Lincoln Heights, not Highland Park. I hope people will find it in spite of the confusing flyer.

  3. it’s not that i don’t think this is great, nor that one negates the other, but for me, the thrill of coming across graffiti is the unexpected occupation of so-called public space. without permission.
    d.l.

  4. Very misleading. Nothing related to the river at all. Just a bunch of ugly graffiti featuring taggers names! Disgusting show of disrespect for the river.

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