San Clemente, CA. September, 2022 – As one of the world’s fastest growing sports, surfing needs no introduction. In fact, to put it simply, since the early 60’s, surfing has become a worldwide phenomenon and has made quite an impact! Surfing has also opened doors to many other extreme sports, as well as the arts. Considering the growth of surfing around the world, Orange County is home to many perfect waves and coastal cities with laid back beach living. One of those cities is San Clemente, an ideal hotspot to hold the KOA FEST. San Clemente is known for developing many great surfers and inspiring local artists. On Saturday, September 17, 2022, The Gray Matter Museum of Art (501c3) in San Clemente is excited to be hosting the KOA FEST from 5pm to 10pm filled with live music and art exhibitions highlighting surf culture and lifestyle.
Koa Fest, will celebrate olympic gold medalist, surf world champion Italo Ferreira, and his best friend photographer Fernando “Mocoto” with a photo exhibition. Live music by Brazil’s DJ Kali, San Clemente’s favorite garage rock band Repeater, and Hawaii’s most popular street performer Connor Johnson. Some of the greatest names in the sport of surfing, past and present, will be appearing. KOA FEST will be spotlighting the history and legends that have turned surfing into what it is today. KOA FEST will also host an art exhibition featuring the legendary Rick Rietiveld.
About The Gray Matter Museum of Art (501c3)
The first chapter of the museum’s journey—after many years of searching to find the perfect home for the nouvelle boutique museum has come to a close. GMMA is now open, live and on the map in the heart of San Clemente, Orange County. The museum’s choice of being here is to contribute to you, our local schools and the community at large by being a source of where art can be cultivated and displayed in our own backyard. The Gray Matter Museum of Art is dedicated to educating and opening the imagination of all generations about California’s coastal region through art. The Gray Matter Museum of Art is not only a boutique museum. GMMA’s design has been thought out to promote live music, art, artist workshops, outreach programs, and to host special engagements. GMMA is driven to display a great deal of local artists, galleries and collectors who would like to share their collections for art lovers of all ages. Wanting to have a warm sense of welcome, GMMA strives to be edgy and seeks to set and take its own path. Not a space too busy to notice our little ones, GMMA is a place that strives to embrace the young artist, the dreamer and the less fortunate.The Gray Matter Museum of Art seeks to fill that void and make a difference in our community by opening the imagination in all of us by being active in bringing artisans at work & play to California, and trigger the Gray Matter in all of us!
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