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This painting was created by JOSH NARDO, son of
theprimespotByJoshNardo.jpg Is artistic talent inherited? TPS entitles it "Passion" Presents:
TPSAnn2_72dpi.jpg + in Long Beach Sat Sept 13th recently paid a visit to in Culver City where they were selling raffles for a few art pieces.  It turns out the studio was a stop on's Tour.  Visit both sites out to see art communities a glimpse into art communities outside The 562 area (code). is another site that SPOTlights events in Los Angeles County and surrounding areas. Tip:  Put a specific date (when you are looking for something to do) and "Long Beach" in quotes and most public events that take place in Long Beach, California will appear. If you are looking to connect with groups of people with common interests, Highly Recommends - just input your destination zipcode! 

The PODCAST of Big Red Bus TOUR TAKERS can be heard at Presented the Big Red Bus Art Tour on "First Thursdays"  July ~ Aug ~ Sept ~ Summer 2007.

"Imagine the wind in your hair, the Southern California sun setting atop the beautifully illuminated bridge, taking pictures of a photographers heaven!  .....  The second climax takes place as you wander around San Pedro, taking in the breathtaking art and stories of the creators!"  KaRi 

SUMMER OF 2007 -  Were YOU there?

The final stop on's FIRST  THURSDAY Big Red Bus Art Tour was   

The Los Angeles Art MeetUp Group members were the Special Invited Guests in August.  (Special Thanks to , LB's oldest Art organization for sponsoring the Special Art Reception).   The International Fine Arts Society of Orange County on were the Special Guests September 6th (Special Thanks to for the Special Arts Reception ).

his event has been featured on LA and OC MeetUp groups,, and Club562 on  It's been listed on and 

Update 2008: has been asked where ART TOUR 2008 is.  Well Peter from The Big Red Bus liked my connections so much, he has various hosts packing the bus July 2008 with a bunch of Partiers.  Hold On....! has planned an awesome route from Long Beach to San Pedro using bus #142. Use it for the First Thursday Artwalk to get back and fourth over the bridge in a cheap air-conditioned ride with a qualified , experienced driver!  Visit and also

LONG BEACH's Street Murals:

Long Beach's Oldest Art organization is LONG BEACH ARTS!

Various "moving public art displays" happened throughout the city one year.
Do you remember seeing a gal on a cell phone being wrapped in
cellophane?  The hula-hoopers at the traffic circle?  I'd tell you who
these "Illegal Artists" are, but I wouldn't want them arrested!
Do you remember what year this took place?  Oh, what a year it was!
Hint:  It was around the time Shelley Rugg Thorpe ran Tour Des Artistes,
the one with the OPEN ART STUDIOS..

2007 with a complete makeover!

In addition to the MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART (,
and the Museum by the Sea --> LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART (
there is UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM (UAM) at Cal State Long Beach.
Perhaps YOU received a Tour By KaRi in the 21st Century?

The is home to The
SECOND SATURDAY ARTWALK (and www.eastvillageartsdistrict.COM
is behind the 2007 TOUR DES ARTISTES).

FIRST THURSDAY is across the bridge in San Pedro,
and is in Bixby Knolls!


"ThePrimeSpot Private Art Collection is a bit of everyone's heart, their soul, from which creativity usually stems."  TPS has been built on Passion and pieces of The Prime Spot are on dislay monthly at Gallery Eleven/Seven located at 117 Linden Avenue Long Beach CA 90802


To view Private Music collection, contains the links to musicians and bands whose CD is in the collection.  Other items include an old SUBLIME album, an interview with a 2-soon-to-be-3 striker in my apt bldg's laundry room, TPSradio station ID's from the BEST MUSICIANS local to the 562, and interview with Mark or Brian of KLOS!   Note:  If YOU are in a band, send your CD to Radio Show PO Box 562  Long Beach, CA 90801  Sign off "okay to play on TPSradio!"  ALSO, submit your music to KELLY QUINN at's Main Library Branch on Pacific and Broadway for the LOCAL MUSIC COLLECTION.  Tell her sent you!  (Music must be void of OPI, professionally wrapped and family friendly).

Believe it or Not! This was ThePrimeSpotmobile
circa 2003. The trunk was salvaged for Private Art Collection

"Art and Music make the wwWorld Go 'Round!"  - KaRi

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TOUR DES ARTISTES is every June!
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