Gallery1988: Since it’s opening in 2004, Gallery1988 has become one of the nation’s most talked about art galleries. Sitting on the world famous shopping mecca of Melrose Ave (now at 7308 Melrose), G1988 was opened by California natives Katie Sutton and Jensen Karp, and was the first pop-culture focused art gallery in the world, as well as a premiere venue to witness the rise of emerging artists before they break.
Lou Pimentel: Lou Pimentel is a watercolor artist based out of New York City, where he earned his BA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts. His work is bold, energetic, and colorful. As a child Lou spent countless hours drawing, or building forts and costumes out of cardboard. Those worry-free, simple days were golden for him. He aims to reconnect and record those feelings with his work. They are his time capsules, documenting his interests and feelings, past and present.
DKE Toys: Dov Kelemer & Sarah Jo Marks are Co-Founders of DKE Toys which was the largest independent wholesale distributor of designer toys, limited edition art objects, collectibles, and gifts in the world exclusively representing hundreds of artists, designers, and boutique manufacturers. In 2016 the wholesale distribution arm of the business was sold to Disburst Ltd.
DKE Toys has curated dozens of art shows over the past 15 years including The Vader Project (World Tour), Let’s Eat (Giant Robot), 99 Deaths of Jar Jar (Designer Con), Spoonful of Star Wars (SDCC) and more. Currently DKE Toys shows at 3 conventions a year including their very own #DKECON in which artists from all over the world create limited edition hand made action figures.