Swizz Beatz x Bacardi: No Commission Art Exhibition

Out of all the art events I’ve ever been to, this one, I must say takes the cake! Where in the world would you find an art exhibition that offers dope music, food trucks, free booze, talented visual artists, celebrity guests and performances, and wait for it… all in all FREE ENTRY!!! YES! I said free entry!FullSizeRender-39

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Hip Hop recording artist and producer, Swizz Beatz has done it again! This time Bronx style. Β Swizz Beatz, Bacardi, and the Dean Collection teamed up to curate the “No Commission” Art Exhibition right here in New York City. Free RSVP’s filled up so quickly for this 4-day extravaganza.

I was only able to make it to Opening Night,Β however,Β and although I wasn’t able to see all the artists I wanted, I must say, day one was just as memorable as any other day would’ve been.

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After viewing all the art that was displayed in the gallery, and drinking through what is now my 5th cup of Bacardi, DJ Norie was on the 1s & 2s getting everyone crunk for Young Thug to perform.


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FullSizeRender-3 3(Artist: Sandra Chevrier, various sizes, acrylic on hand-carved wooden panel)

I had the best time at this art exhibition and everything about it was just epic and unique. I love that Swizz Beatz is passionate about keeping art alive in this world. There are so many talented artists who doesn’t get the recognition that they truly deserve and events like this is definitely needed. It gives people like me the motivation to keep on going and the courage to know that I, too, can be a part this movement.

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You have to believe in you… I believe in me! so it WILL happen! It may not happen tomorrow, or next year, but it WILL happen because I create my life and nobody can tell me differently. So, as long as you believe and have trust in YOU and your GIFT… the only way to go is up!


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“If you free the artist, you free the world” – Swizz Beatz

BeYou. BeTrue. Be ART


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Hey Hey now! Welcome to Katu's Art blog. I am a young and savvy woman focusing on my path to becoming a better visual artist. My mission is to encourage other artists to follow their dreams in art. Follow my Instagram @katuvisualz / @_melodic.hue and don't forget to like, comment, and follow my blog, Beyond The Kanvas! See you around! Be You. Be True. Be ART

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