Bryan Snyder to paint Carlsbad Art Wall as collaboration

Snyder Carlsbad art wall

WHAT: An Interactive Mural and Sculpture Collaboration
WHEN: August 12–13, 2017
WHERE: Carlsbad Art Wall @ Señor Grubby’s (map)

For the first time in the Carlsbad Art Wall (CAW) three year history, project creative director and founder Bryan Snyder will be painting the wall beginning  Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Señor Grubby’s in the Carlsbad Village.

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Continuing Snyder’s theme of interactivity in public spaces, he will be inviting the public to interact with the mural, as well as with a metal sculpture to be installed on Aug. 13. Metal sculpture by Alex Gall from Gall Artworks.

Snyder will be the 13th artist to paint the CAW since its inception in 2015. The artwork changes every 2 months. Each artist is curated by Snyder.

“I have been asked many questions about the CAW project over the years,” Snyder says, “but the one that stumps me every time is when I am asked if I will ever paint  it myself. I have always seen my role as curator and project director, but with the recent release of the Carlsbad Magazine article chronicling my last decade of art making in Carlsbad, I felt like the timing just made sense. It being a collaboration with Alex, I still get to bring in a new artist!”

Commissioned welder Alex Gall is a longtime Carlsbad local who currently works out of Vista, CA and has work in private collections, on exhibition in galleries and in city commissioned public spaces.

Snyder is inviting the local community to bring a current Carlsbad Magazine to the CAW on August 12 or 13 where he will add an original and personalized Doodle to the pages.

Relating the the Carlsbad Magazine, Snyder will be recreating the painting that is exhibited on the magazine cover. For the first time, Snyder will be attempting to replicate his signature drip art technique aesthetic on a vertical wall using spray paint. Gall’s sculpture is being kept a secret, but will complete the project idea transitioning the art viewing into a complete interactive experience engaging directly with all whom walk by—and it will be the ultimate photo opportunity.

1 Response to “Bryan Snyder to paint Carlsbad Art Wall as collaboration”


  1. 1 Pat Hansen Aug 2nd, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I love the Señor Grubby’s wall project, and am excited that Bryan is doing the painting this time. Bryan is a great contributor to Carlsbad’s art scene.

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