2018 will mark the second official year of House of Vans marquee series, SESSIONS, designed to enable emerging creative talent in the Brooklyn and Chicago communities. Running through April, these winter, bi-weekly events, will include open skate, emerging musician showcases and live art. All RSVP’s are now open at houseofvans.com. Next one up in Chicago is tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 6-10PM. Free. RSVP here!
The SESSIONS music showcase has evolved this year, and will include a chance to be chosen to “Share the Stage” with a global headliner talent at a future House of Vans Brooklyn show. Aspiring SESSIONS performers can submit music to be selected to play one of the ten events held at House of Vans Brooklyn and Chicago venues via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Each performance will be video recorded and then submitted to be chosen to share the main stage at House of Vans as an opening act.
New in 2018, each House of Vans event will now feature a different live muralist commissioned to paint one panel of a larger art installation. This will evolve into a collective art mural over the course of the series, completed with the final event at each venue. Brooklyn will feature murals by Ian Ferguson, Saskia Wariner, Matt Borgia, and Rob Corradetti, while Chicago will feature Junkyard, O.J. Hays, Nate Otto, Tatiana Garcia, and Lauren Asta.
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