GCS would like to thank Stan “Saints One” Nunez for coming through and painting in front of the shop for art walk. Look out for more art coming to the alley in the front of the shop.
Every first saturday of the month is art walk out here in downtown Santa Ana. This month, however, we didn’t host a new show since the Cinco de Mayo carnival blocks us out. Customers still find their way in here but the casual art walker was replaced by families out for a good night. We’ll be back at it in June for art walk.
March 4th, 2017- GCS was fortunate to host the touring Sapient, Jon Sleeves and The Halve Two for a meet and greet and in store performance during the March art walk. While on a mini west coast tour, these mc’s were generous enough to make a stop here in DTSA before their show in Pomona. They had merch for sale and blessed us with a few tunes.
Here are some images from the December 3rd , 2016 art walk here at GCS Santa Ana. Jouvon Michael Kingsby painted live, Madestff came through with art and his booth of merch. KRAY, Nerd Bird and Ana Jimenez were also featured artists for the night. And the most sincere thank you to JROZ for coming through and blessing the gallery with a lively performance.
Get ready for the heat, “Burning Season” 4 art show is coming to GCS Clothing Store and Art Gallery for the August Art Walk. Presented by MZK, DAMET and DSTRTD TRUTH. This show is bringing out a stellar line up that touches every element of hip hop. Graff heads, DJ’s, B-Boys and Mc’s converge at GCS August 6th, 2016 from 6 pm until 11pm. As always, our gallery is free and open to all ages of the public. Bring everyone and enjoy an evening in DTSA. Stay tuned for more information.
GCS would like to see you at “Bringing Out The Dead III” art show on NOV 7th, 2015. This marks the 3rd time we curated this day of the dead inspired art show. Not only is it 1st saturday art walk, but the Blading Cup, Beat Swap Meet and Block Party hits the streets of DTSA. So come early, because you know parking is going to be crazy.
This doesn’t happen very often, but from time to time we find photos for art shows that we have hosted and we cannot remember the date of the show. Granted, this was in the early days of the gallery, as you can tell from the quality of the photos. We know this was a three person art show that featured Tyoni Aragon, Joel Beers a.k.a. SRPNT WOLF and Pavel Acevedo. We’ll update this info once its validated, until then enjoy these images from the night.
OCT 3rd, 2015- The Orange Crush’d Art Show came to The GCS Clothing Store and Art Gallery for the October Art Walk, 2015. XPLODE CBS curated this show that brought out most of the biggest hitters in OC graff. This was the biggest night at the new GCS Santa Ana location as hundreds of visitors, artists and art buyers and supporters came through to witness the show for themselves. Here is a photo run-down of the night. The show will hang until OCT 23rd, so come by and check it out while you can.
Oct 3rd, 2015- Join us at GCS Clothing store and art gallery for the october art walk that will feature a long list of great artists. Curated by XPLODE CBS, the roster of participants : ADGA, AINS, AKIL, APART, ARBE, AURA, AYUDA, BAIR, CHASING PAINT, CZER, CONE, DAME, DAMET, DUEM, DOVE, DREZ, DRIL, EARN, EASYROC, ELUZ, ERGS, EWOK, EYESR, EZO1, FAMINE, FANA, FEARO153, FUEGO, GEEZR, HELP, JERZ, JUST195, KALM, KENOS, KIKO, LASTMAN, LENZE, MEEX, MELK, NEENR, OBY, OLE, ORALE, OWIE, PALM, POPS, POSH, PRAE, ROAST, RYOE, SHUT, SHUX, SIGUE, SKER, SNOTS, SOLUZ, Steady Jenny, SUMET, TEWSR, THOR, TOBESKO, TUNEK, TYKE, UNIC, XILE, XPLODE, YT.
The event is free and all ages. Starts at 6pm and goes until 11pm.
Every art show that we have the honor of hosting provides enough material for several posts. From the announcement of the show, to the set up and night of the show, and lastly, the detailed shots of these works of art. Enjoy.
Aug 1st, 2015- No frills, no gimmicks. Just a good ol’ art show for the first of the month. We would like to thank RASK, XPLODE, Ed Gutter, DARCS, GERMIZM, Susie Cue, Tyoni Aragon, Tanya Rose, VGML, Pablo Damas, Jonathan Martinez, Mary Rose and Brittney Camille Gonzalez for bringing in art and participating in this month’s art walk.
A huge shout out to AWOL ONE and XPLODE for painting live during the event. Thank you to Shadow, DJ Real and a very heart felt thank you from all of us at GCS to DJ AB, for this was his last art walk with us before his move to the state of Washington. God speed, sir.
June 6th, 2015- KSRA and Carlos Aguilar a.k.a. THEYDRIFT came all the way down from Washington to be our featured artists in our gallery for the JUNE art walk. GCS was honored to host these amazingly creative minds. Here are the original pieces that were shown in our gallery for the show. In addition to the gallery pieces, they had a chance to rock a piece in front of our shop and it has quickly become a welcomed addition to the neighborhood. These pieces will hang until the end of the month, so don’t hesitate to come in and see them for yourself.
JUNE 6th, 2015- This month’s art walk had a lot in store for everyone. Not only was it the monthly first saturday of the month art walk, but East End Santa Ana held their second annual EAST END BLOCK PARTY, as well as the traveling beatswapmeet. This post is an attempt to capture all the happenings at GCS on this day. I’m sure this will take more than one post, so here we go.
THEYDRIFT a.k.a. Carlos Aguilar and KSRA were our featured artists of the month in our gallery. In addition to the great pieces that they brought with them, they painted live through out the day for the art walk crowd.
JROZ, MC Prototype and Jook blessed the mics this evening.
DJ’s Daine, Real, AB and Neuropunk gave the gallery a great vibe through sound vibrations.
3rdi, Hippieone and Q-Vo also had a chance to share their art with the public.
And to top off the evening, Burst Rock and Tic Tac hosted our first breaking and popping battle held in our new location. B-Boy Tekken and Popper Chris won the night.
GCS is happy to announce our event for JUNE ART WALK. We’re calling it GCS BLOCK PARTY in keeping with the theme of the EAST END BLOCK PARTY. What is that you ask? Well, its like the art walk amplified 10 fold. 4th street will be blocked off to allow for a few music stages. The Beatswapmeet will also be the neighborhood so saying that the day (and night) is going to get busy down here is an understatement.