I attended SubZERO festival in conjunction with South First Fridays in San José on 3 June 2011. Click any picture to see a larger version.
One of the more interesting exhibitors was music for people & thingamajigs, who specialize in building musical instruments out of common household objects.
A similar but unrelated set of drums comes from the Street Drum Corps
The people from ArtCar Fest had some of their vehicles on display. As their web site says, their cars “are licensed, registered and insured vehicles that an artist has permanently altered in an artistic fashion. These are NOT parade floats - the unique aspect of our medium is that we bring art into the world every day as we drive our vehicles to work, to the store, and on the highways.”
The Usuals brought their Streetbot, a truck that passers-by are encouraged to decorate with chalk.
The San Jose Yarnbombers created this absolutely wonderful totem pole.
Here are three women wearing bodypaint by Trina Merry, a San Jose bodypainter who runs the Art Alive Gallery.
The San José Institute for Contemporary Art is just a marvelous place to visit (their website is very nice as well). The first picture shows a tile on the street in front of their building. The next picture is from the exhibit in their main gallery. I also saw the Powers of 10 film by Ray and Charles Eames. I hadn’t seen it in years, but it’s still as wonderful as when it was made in 1968.
Finally, miscellaneous pictures that don’t fit into any particular category.