Artist Interview: Caro Pepe

Caro Pepe is a notable Argentinian artist, born and raised in Corrientes, AKA ‘city of murals’. After several years working in advertising as an art director, in both Buenos Aires and Madrid, Pepe decided, “it was about time to work on my art full time”. With that decision in mind, she picked up and moved to Berlin in 2012, “I wasn’t sure what to do or where to do it, I didn’t know anyone but I was in for the adventure. Lucky enough, this adventure started at the legendary Tacheles, where I spent one whole month working with artists from […]

Product Review :: Grog Cutter Marker

Written by: Zuzu We know when choosing your art supplies, you can go to a handful of different places… but we hope that you chose us. There’s countless art supply companies and there’s thousands of different brands to choose from. We’re excited to announce our expansion in art supplies that we carry. Our inventory has tons of new amazing products for you to play with: brushes, spray paint, acrylic paints, canvases, markers, stickers, lapel pins, and apparel. Come by and grab a few new products and let us know what you think! One of our most exciting new products is the Grog. The Grog […]

Artist Interview :: PONO

Article Written by: Zuzu Kelly Perkal Shay Macancheez AKA Pono is a visual artist currently living and working in Austin, TX. His artist name, Pono is a Hawaiian word that means ‘Righteousness’. Throughout his life and artistic career he’s spent time in the city life as well as the open range. His mom was in the city and his dad lived in the country, so he grew up with the best of both worlds, “at any given time either place served as my refuge”. He’s used drawing and painting as a creative outlet throughout his life but things changed after his experience on the Big […]

Temple Children

Art. Community. Sustainability. A Global Movement & Platform for Positive Change. TEMPLE CHILD / ˈtempəl ˈchī(-ə)ld / (noun) : ONE WHO CULTIVATES POSITIVE CHANGE; A CHILD OF THE EARTH. Creators of Temple Children, Miya Tsukazaki and David “MEGGS” Hooke have given way to a unique and universal platform for sharing creativity to induce positive change. Together they’ve created Temple Children, a platform and space that aims to support the global shift towards environmental consciousness and action. When we asked them how and why they founded this movement, they shared their ultimate motivation: Their combined experiences in Mother Earth’s natural wonders, paired with the extremely threatened […]

5 Ways to Re-Ignite Your Creative Spark

Written by: Zuzu Kelly Perkal Creativity is everywhere and is within everyone. Whether you’re a fine artist, a hair stylist, a dancer, an accountant, waitress, or pilot; YOU ARE CREATIVE. Every avenue of life requires creativity, it just doesn’t always look the same. As I know this to be true in the marrow of my bones, I have a distinct understand of the difficulty it takes to truly tap into this well of creativity. We’re encouraged to stay busy, to fall in line, to keep your head down, and to get serious. Well, I’m here to say… screw that single-minded thought […]

NEW PRODUCT :: MONTANA ULTRA WIDE 750ML

We just received an epic shipment of new art supplies and today we’ll be featuring the largest member in the Montana Cans family, the 750ml ULTRA-WIDE can. ‘An ideal tool for contemporary urban calligraphy and ultra wide line work. The spray width variation is from 15cm if applied rapidly at close range, to approx. 60cm if applied slower at a greater distance to the desired surface.’ The best of both worlds! Come to our store in East Austin (130 Pedernales st.) any day of the week 12:30-7:30pm to grab a can. We carry both black  and chrome! This is one of […]

Giving Back :: Messages of Love

SprATX partnered with Operation Finally Home, Wilshire Homes, and Kleenex on an incredibly special project earlier this year. A beautiful home was built and donated to Nick, Shelby and their two children as a gift of thanks for their service to our country. SprATX artists, Zuzu, Liza Fishbone, and Asher Freehan added their love to the project by creating positive art and messages on the interior/exterior walls and floors throughout the house. After three days of painting, the Nelms new neighbors and loved ones walked through the house leaving messages of support and love. The house is a true work of art with the bones […]

Bradford Maxfield :: The Spirit of Austin

Bradford Maxfield, a “conceptual artist, a multi-dimensional thinker, and an all-around fun-loving, pretty rad-ass dude. A continual learner—always striving to evolve, take risks, and try new things.”  Originally from El Paso, he states, his “heart lies in Austin. El Paso is a little piece of paradise I call my second home. ‘The armpit of Texas,’ as some refer to it, wasn’t such a bad place to grow up and is actually an incredible place for like-minded individuals interested in pursuing art. The sleepy west Texas town spawns creativity like no other and has been an inspiration for many movies, books, and songs, including […]

Pow! Wow! Worcester International Mural Festival

Renowned artists from all corners of the world gathered in Worcester, MA for 10 days with the shared purpose of beautifying the local landscape. These artist took there talents to the walls of Worcester in magnificent feats of passion and creativity, covering walls so big it’s hard to imagine them being covered in paint until you see it with your own eyes. All this was made possible because of POW! WOW! Worldwide, the Worcester Festival Committee, Action! Worcester and their teams of volunteers and various sponsors. SprATX was proud to be one of the sponsors of the first ever POW! WOW! Worcester. POW! WOW! […]

Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley Mural Festival and Las Vegas Adventures

Written by: Molly Maroney SprATX was proud to co-sponsor and attend Pow! Wow! Antelope Valley, (Festival Dates: August 6 -14, 2016) seeing first hand various artists from around the world adorning public spaces with contemporary murals. Lancaster Museum & Public Art Foundation (MOAH) director, Andi Campognone, welcomed everyone with open arms, hosting gatherings and a block party for everyone to get to know each other. Taking place in conjunction with Pow! Wow! was The New Vanguard, an exhibit at the MOAH curated by Andrew Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery. Featuring works by more than 55 artists from the New […]