Friday, April 24th was a night to remember. Cocomocha studio set up a "Drivebyart" Kick Off event - a celebration in which artists, family and friends got a chance to mingle and view the art that would later be installed in Chicago's Southeast Side. The night was filled with music and pop art color. Food, familiar faces, new comers, laughs and conversation regarding the #drivebyart movement filled the halls. Our guests received gifts with our signature art pieces.
The response was exactly what Cocomocha had anticipated; people from all walks of life coming together to support the ongoing effort of community hope and togetherness.
Derric Clemmons, co-founder of Cocomocha Studio said, "We have all been in communities affected by violence. It doesn't matter the culture. We have all been dealing with and bleeding from the same kind of situation. We want to make everyone aware that they don't have to do a lot in order to empower a community. Just a handful of people posting color can entice and empower. We represent many different cultures. When it comes to this effort, talk to people, share the pictures, help us spread the word."