Bionic Buzz® got to cover the Romantic Rock’s fourth annual punk rock & paintbrushes holiday art show opening night in Los Angeles. The event took place at Self Help Graphics & Art, which spans over two galleries and a large exterior space in Downtown LA. The event celebrated the fine art and photography of creatives who share a passion for both music and art.

Punk Rock & Paintbrushes will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the opening night reception to The Sidewalk Project, a Los Angeles non-profit whose initiative is to enrich the lives of the Los Angeles houseless community.

Through various mediums including art, music and film, The Sidewalk Project aims to be socially active in houseless communities around the world, working directly on the street to share in a sense of connection and well-being.

Featured artwork from musicians Tim Armstrong of Rancid, Matt Hensley of Flogging Molly, Jim Lindberg of Pennywise, Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Monique Powellof Save Ferris, Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies, Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals, Jennie Cotterill of Bad Cop / Bad Cop, and Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L.; tattoo artist Tokyo Hiro; professional skateboarders Steve Caballero and Jason Adams; photographers Madison Stern and Sara Wright (pictured left), and more. Also featured music throughout the night from special guest DJs including Noodles of The Offspring, Jonny Two Bags Wickersham of Social Distortion, Stacey Dee of Bad Cop / Bad Cop, and Joe Sib of SideOneDummy Records, and featured a full cocktail bar, a coffee booth featuring Oakland Coffee, red carpet, photo booth, live body painting, and more. Check out our video interviews & photos below from the event.

Our interview with photographer Sara Rose Wright & lead singer of One Less Zero. Check out her photography IG page.

Our interview with Jennie Cotterill artist & singer/guitarist for the band Bad Cop / Bad Cop.

Our interview with Emily T. Nielsen founder of Romantic Rock and Punk Rock & Paintbrushes.