When someone has talent, they take the opportunity and run with it. In this instance, artists from around New York City made it into a career. Artists showcase their work through a gallery, but during the Latin Alternative Music Conference, there was an opportunity for them to showcase their work through a live art show. The artists that were featured were Carla Torres, award winning illustrator based in New York City, Lorisse Bentiné, an artist of Bronx, New York, Elizabeth Rossi, photographer and poet, and Lady “K” Fever, also based in Bronx, New York.
These artists had the opportunity to do their artwork, interact with the guest and be in their element to either paint, spray paint, freehand pictures or making characters of themselves. While much of the art work did not have a name, the artists were eager to talk to the guests about what they were doing. One artist allowed guests to make their own characters out of magazine cutouts, while another artist was making dubbed style artwork. Dubbed style is about taking the visual language–music and lyrics–and retelling stories in different ways. Each of these artists had their own unique style and the guests stayed for several minutes to observe what they were doing and ask questions.
During the event, there was a live DJ to get the crowd going with dancing and music and set the tone for the artists.