Kreepy Kawaii is moving! The art studio and store currently, currently located at 1731 Canal St., is moving right across the street to 1742 Canal St as of Dec. 11. The retail spot which once housed Zane-It, will now be the new art studio and retail spot of Patricia Pratt, business woman and local muralist.
“I felt like it was time to expand and try different things,” Pratt mentioned. “One thing that I’m excited about is that a lot of focus will be on selling a lot more art supplies. Art supplies specifically made for artists. I’ll be making artists’ panels that people can use to paint on rather than stuff that you can’t get at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, or other craft stores, but supplies for muralists or artists painting on larger scales”
You can still expect to see even more art exhibitions, murals, fun merchandise, and of course-the interactive and collaborative social events Kreepy Kawaii is known for.
“Mi Casa es su Casa” — the theme for Kreepy Kawaii’s new grand opening — is planned for the evening of Saturday, Dec. 11, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Hermans Collective, an all female Central Valley muralists group, will be showcasing their newest works, DJ Adept and DJ Vidal will be taking the stage to set the mood for the night, and local band Seven Year Sleep is also scheduled to perform. Raices, a mobile house plant nursery, will also be there selling their potted plants. Expect a night full of music, art, and fun times! This is a free event and anyone is welcome to attend.
“We are also going to start doing karaoke nights,” Pratt continued excitedly. “It’s going to be so much fun!”
She explained monthly karaoke nights are in the works as well as social gatherings that are geared towards providing a social space for artists to come together and work on their artwork in a social setting.
“Artists will be able to come and bring any thing that they’re working on just to hang out and work with other people. It’s the idea of working on things, chilling, and hanging out.”
“A lot of times artists are secluded when they work. This will be an opportunity for them to share their work, receive live feedback, and meet other people. I want to create a more social environment around art. Art is a social thing. There should be more opportunities to continue to see each other, not just at a monthly art show, but also have a cool space to hang out in between.”
More information on these social gatherings will be provided as Pratt continues to finalize the details of her openings. One thing is for sure, Kreepy Kawaii 2.0 is in full effect.
For more information on the move or the scheduled grand opening, “Mi Casa es su Casa,” you can reach Patricia Pratt at (209) 354-6067.