When artists and longtime friends Pablo Luna, Thomas "Breeze" Marcus, and Lalo Cota signed a one-year lease for Por Vida, a soon-to-be-gallery on 16th Street, we knew (even more) creative energy was headed to the neighborhood.
Marcus says the gallery's name, Por Vida, was a natural choice (and a literal translation); art is what all three do for a living and will do for life.
Just a few doors down from their painted front door is Calle 16 Mural Project's headquarters and neighborhood anchor, Barrio Cafe. The three look at each other and laugh -- the space was a no brainer.
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First up on Por Vida's schedule is solo show "Kaper: 30 Years of Big Bad Red," which features work by the local artist. The door, at 2800 N. 16th St. will open this Friday at 7 p.m..
Check out the preview video below and stay tuned to the Por Vida site for more info.