Bait & OTWS Presents: California Native 2013 “What It Means To Be A Cali Native” (Event Recap Photos) #OTWS #BAIT #calinative2013

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First off, I want to say thank you to each and every one of you that came out to support us last Thursday evening.  Our successful opening night couldn’t have been done without a crowd!  The California Native show is off and running, currently on display at Bait’s flagship store in Diamond Bar, and if you’re anywhere near DB in the next 3 weeks or so, stop in, and head up stairs to check out the awesome art installation, including some of my own personal Vans collection.  To be honest, I only host these art shows so I can display my shoes, haha!  I’d also like to thank our network of artists for coming through on this event with some awesome pieces for us all to see.  It always amazes me, to see different people’s perspectives on our set themes, and to see their unique and talented styles.  We’re not worthy to get the level of quality in the art we have been so lucky to receive, but we will proudly accept it and display it out of pure gratitude, if not for anything else.

Please do yourselves a favor and make it a point to come out and visit Bait on a free day, and see what I am trying to poorly put into words for you all.  The show was scheduled to run for 2 weeks, but it may run longer now, as their art gallery calendar has opened up recently.  Also, if you’ve never been in to Bait before, prepared to be blown away by the awesome vinyl toy collection that is on display.  I think it’s safe to say that it’s the largest display of a personal collection (most for sale by the way) in the country, and possibly the world!  It’s awe-inspiring, and from what I heard, we drew a bunch of first timers to the shop that night, and plenty of jaws were dropping once they set foot into the store.  Don’t forget, Bait carries all of your favorite brand name apparel, and their sneaker selection has been growing as well, with some pretty exclusive stuff to top it off.

Lastly, thank you to Marc, Matt, and Eric at Bait, for working with us, and allowing us to do this.  Ryan, Dennis, and I look forward to hosting more events like this in the future, and we have a gang of ideas that we can run with!  Please take the time to look through all of the photos after the jump, and spread the word!  Thank you.

-Bill “Guamstyles” Cruz

tons of photos after the jump!

 

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