Art takes the stage at Del Mar's KAABOO festival

Art takes the stage at Del Mar's KAABOO festival
Posted at 12:12 PM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 16:22:58-04

(KGTV) - San Diegans already expect KAABOO to rock Del Mar Fairgrounds this year with their list of headliners, but bands aren't the only acts on display.

KAABOO's bustling art scene will be out in full force, with a variety of local and internationally-renowned artists being featured. Live mural creations and exhibition galleries will be held in various areas of the fairgrounds as music fills the air.


Here's a look at some of the featured mural and installation artists, including a couple of San Diegans, to check out at the festival:

Bicicleta sem Freio

The Brazilian art duo of Douglas de Castro and Renato Perreira have been featured across the globe and worked with brands such as Nike, NBA, UFC, and bands such as Beck, Vampire Weekend, and Kings of Leon. The duo goes by "Bicicleta sem Freio," or "Bicycle without brake" in English, were inspired by rock posters before becoming internationally famous for their hand-drawn designs and large-scale installations.

Carly Ealey

Carly Ealey is based right here in San Diego and is set to paint live at KAABOO this year. Her work will be created on a permanent structure at Del Mar Fairgrounds near the Trestles Stage. Ealey is a self-taught fine artist and muralist with an inclination to art depicting familiar figures of woman, the human experience, and the natural world.


Elle is a female graffiti artist turned muralist who works out of Brooklyn and Los Angeles, using a diverse set of mediums and tools including fire extinguishers, rollers, aerosol, markers, and more. She's collaborated with brands such as IKEA, Reebok, Lyft, and more as well. Her work has been featured along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway freeway, the Urban Nation Museum in Berlin, and the New Museum in New York.

Spenser Little

Spenser Little was born in San Diego and has been working through a studio in Barrio Logan most recently. Since a young age, he's been involved with wood working before making wire his primary medium. He's since constructed larger, elaborate works with wire and experimenting with light projection on sculptures.

More than 60 other artists and galleries will be at KAABOO as well. Here's the full lineup being featured throughout the festival:

  • Case Maclaim
  • Crystal Wagner
  • Erin Yoshi
  • Felipe Pantone
  • Gloria Muriel
  • Alex Banach
  • Hula
  • Ian Ross
  • Kelly Ording
  • Lauren Napolitano
  • Lauren Ys
  • Lucien Shapiro
  • Nychos
  • Ouizi
  • Pichiavo
  • Paola Delfin
  • Pangeaseed (Frank & Mimi)
  • Amandalynn
  • 111 Minna Gallery
  • Artists Republic
  • C.A.V.E. Gallery
  • Distinction Gallery
  • KAABOO Gallery
  • Riteway Charity Services
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • Sparks Gallery
  • Sugar Press
  • Visual Gallery
  • Beautiful Soul
  • Brett Crawford
  • Christopher Aaron
  • Collin Salazar
  • David Battaglia
  • David Young V
  • DefectiveBarbie
  • Dodge Williams
  • Douglas Cross
  • H+ Creative
  • Ivano Stocco
  • Jason Humphrey
  • John Bukaty
  • Jorge Gutierrez
  • Kathryn Morin
  • Kreashun
  • Laura Wandry
  • Lee Hendrickson
  • Lindsay Celaya
  • Mark Stephenson
  • Melanie Alves
  • Michael Carini
  • Niki J Sands
  • Prairie Prince
  • Rewind Jewelry
  • Sarah Johnson
  • Shane Heath
  • Sharon Kaplan
  • Sonja Metzler
  • Taped Metal Canvas
  • Trait De Genie Art
  • Vic Lee
  • Whitman Lindstrom

For more information on these artists, be sure to check out KAABOO's art page here.