Thursday, June 27, 2013

Linkin Park Singer Mike Shinoda Paints Giant Gibson Guitar at Ethos Studio for SSMF

As the much anticipated Sunset Strip Music Festival approaches, Ethos is gearing up to curate the art for the annual event.  This year, artist and musician Mike Shinoda will be headling the show with his band Linkin Park, as well as representing his charity "Music For Relief" to benefit tornado victims in Oklahoma.  

Shinoda is painting a 10 foot Gibson Guitar which will make its debut at Hornburg Jaguar on July 17th along with the other Gibsons also painted by various artists and musicians.  The pieces will then travel to the SSMF and be on display on Sunset Blvd. during the festival.  They will finally make their way to Bonhams & Butterfield to be auctioned for the Music for Relief Charity.

The singer, who says he's been painting longer than he's been involved in music, attended art school in Pasadena.  He told us that even though his music career panned out, he continued on to finish his education and received a Bachelors Degree in Arts.

Although the guitar is still a work in progress, it already shows potential as a great showpiece for appreciating fans.  The Ethos Artist Studio continues to be popular location for great artists in all genres.  Ethos Gallery has taken on the entire festival and will offer a 50 foot mural, another Gibson to be painted live on site, the custom painted entrance way to the festival, and various street art installations around the event.  We will update our blog as the artists are confirmed.

The Sunset Strip Music Festival is August 3, 2013.

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