Now in its third year, Oakland’s longest running sticker show, “Slapocalypse” held at Chopsticks Urban Art Space returns this month, celebrating sticker culture from around the world. Organizer and contributing artist Nite Owl has been continually amazed by the breadth of work submitted for this show: “When we held the first Slapocalypse show back in 2012 we were expecting every writer in the bay area to send in their slaps, but what we found was that people of all walks of life were sending in slaps,” he says in a recent interview with SF Street Art. “Artists / Writers / little kids and normal people like your Mom were sending in their stickers and slaps. It definitely opened our eyes to the sticker scene.”
For every year’s iteration of the show, a call for art results in participating artists submitting their unique, signature designs that will be added to the original Slapocalypse installation at the art space. Local artists contribute as well as taking part in the live events, like “slap-offs” which include prizes for the winners.
Find out more about Slapocalypse and Chopsticks Urban Artspace on their Facebook page.