DAVE THE RAINBOW

V I S U A L  W I Z A R D

ABOUT ME

Where do I begin? 

In 2008, fed up with society and the direction the world was going, I felt a calling to spread love into the world through art. I quit my office job, and started painting on people to protest the war. My body art made people smile and laugh, and I instantly saw a positive social change through my paintbrush. For the next ten years I would sit on the grass at Cal State Long Beach and make art every day realizing the power of art and creativity.

In 2010 I hosted my first solo art exhibit in Long Beach, CA, the psychedelic ping pong art gallery show which was wildly entertaining and I was instantly established as a unique local artist known for my extravagant blacklight art shows.

I started live painting at festivals and in 2014 I started the Blacklight Rainbow Lovin' Tea Lounge which has been a landmark at many west coast festivals ever since.

Festivals

2017

Desert Daze - Blacklight Rainbow Love N' Tea Lounge

Joshua Tree, CA October, 2017

Burning Man - Blacklight Tit Tea Lounge

Black Rock City, NV August 2017

Oregon Eclipse - Blacklight Rainbow Love N' Tea Lounge

Big Summit Prairie, Oregon August 2017

Love Long Beach Festival - Live Artist

Long Beach, CA July 2017

Untz Festival - Blacklight Rainbow Love N' Tea Lounge

Mariposa, CA June 2017

Lightning In a Bottle – Live Artist

Bradley, Ca May 2017

Boogaloo Mountain Jam - Blacklight Rainbow Love N’ Tea Lounge, Live Artist

Irvine, Ca April 2017

Desert Hearts Festival- Live Artist

San Diego, Ca April 2016

Lucidity Festival - Blacklight Rainbow Love N’ Tea Lounge

Santa Barbara, Ca April 2016

 

2016

Youtopia Festival 2016 – Blacklight Rainbow Love N’ Tea Lounge
San Diego, CA, October 2016

Symbiosis Gathering –Live Artist
Oakdale, Ca September 2016

Burning Man - Blacklight Rainbow Love N’ Tea Lounge
Black Rock City, NV August 2016

Awakening – Producer, Blacklight Rainbow Love N’ Tea Lounge
Chehalis, Wa August 2016

Still Dreams – Live Artist, Tea lounge
Belden, Ca August 2016

Gratitude Migration - Blacklight Rainbow Love N’ Tea Lounge
Keansburg, NJ July 2016

Lightning In a Bottle – Live Artist
Bradley, Ca May 2016

Terrakroma Festival - Blacklight Rainbow Love N’ Tea Lounge
San Diego, Ca May 2016

Boogaloo Mountain Jam - Blacklight Rainbow Love N’ Tea Lounge, Live Artist
Irvine, Ca April 2016

Lucidity Festival - Blacklight Rainbow Love N’ Tea Lounge, Live Artist
Santa Barbara, Ca April 2016

Desert Hearts Festival- Blacklight Rainbow Love N’ Tea Lounge, Live Artist
San Diego, Ca April 2016



2015

Desert Hearts Festival- Blacklight Infinite Rainbow Lovin’ Tea Lounge, Live Artist.

San Diego, Ca November 2015

Art Outside - Blacklight Infinite Rainbow Lovin’ Tea Lounge, Live Artist.

Austin, Tx October, 2015

Symbiosis Gathering –Live Artist.

Oakdale, Ca September 2015

Bend Summer Festival - Live Artist.

Bend, Oregon July 2015

Soultruistic Festival –Live Artist.

Mojave, Ca June 2015

Cosmic Carnival - Blacklight Infinite Rainbow Lovin’ Tea Lounge, Live Artist.

Angeles National Forest, Ca June 2015

FireFly Gathering - Blacklight Infinite Rainbow Lovin’ Tea Lounge, Live Artist.

Flagstaff, AZ June 2015

Boogaloo Mountain Jam – Live Artist.

Irvine, Ca April 2015

Lucidity Festival - Blacklight Infinite Rainbow Lovin’ Tea Lounge.

Santa Barbara, Ca April, 2015


Desert Hearts Festival- Blacklight Infinite Rainbow Lovin’ Tea Lounge, Live Artist.

San Diego, Ca April, 2015


Bequinox Festival - Blacklight Infinite Rainbow Lovin’ Tea Lounge.

Joshua Tree, Ca March, 2015

2014

Youtopia Festival- Psychedelic Body Painting Tea Tree Lounge

San Diego, CA October 2014

Ozora Festival- Astrological Calendar and Art workshops

Budapest, Hungary August 2014

SerenDubity Festival -Decor and Live artist

Berlin, Germany July 2014

Desert Hearts Festival- Live Artist

Apple Valley, Ca April, 2014

Lucidity Festival - Psychedelic Body Painting Tea Lounge

Santa Barbara, Ca April, 2014

Bequinox Festival -Blacklight Art Gallery

Joshua Tree, Ca March, 2014

2013

Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression- Gallery, Live Artist

Los Angeles, Ca October, 2013

Lucidity Festival- Live Artist,

Santa Barbara, Ca April, 2013

Envision Festival- Live Artist,

Uvita, Costa Rica, February, 2013

2010-2012

Lunacy Festival- Lunatic Ping Pong and Gallery, Live Artist

Santa Barbara, Ca October, 2012

Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression- Psychedelic Ping Pong and Gallery, Live Artist

Los Angeles, Ca October 2012

Long Beach Green Festival -Live Artist,

Long Beach, Ca May 2012

“Unravel Your Mind Carnaval” -Live Artist,

Long Beach, Ca February 2012

“Long Beach Funkfest” -Live Artist,

Long Beach, Ca August 2011, 2010

“Venice Spring Fling” -Live Artist

Venice beach, Ca May 2011

“Chrysalis” White Lotus Collective, Art Installation The Expo Gallery,Long Beach, Ca March 2011
 

Exhibitions

2016

“Underground LB Artshow” Curator, Artist, Group Exhibition
Corner Space Long Beach, Ca October 2016

“Cosmic Caberet” Artist,

Blacklight Tea Lounge
White Cube, Los Angeles, Ca October 2016

“Blacklight Burlesque” 

Artist, Blacklight Tea Lounge
Noise Revolt, Los Angeles, Ca September 2016, April 2016

“Blacklight Night at the Space Room” Solo Exhibition
Space Room, Portland, Oregon August 2016

“Rainbow in NYC” Curator, Artist, Group Exhibiton
Tribeca Art Factory, New York, New York June 2016

“Dave the Rainbow’s Pop-up Art Show” Curator, Artist, Group Exhibition
Drips Coffee, Council Bluffs, IA June, July 2016

“Sura Rainbow” Solo Exhibition
Sura Korean BBQ, Long Beach, Ca May 2016

“Acro Iris” Solo Exhibition
Free Spirit Yoga, Long Beach, Ca May 2016

“Adorn” Artist, Artist, Blacklight Tea Lounge
Noise Revolt, Los Angeles, Ca April 2016

“Cosmic Caberet” Artist, Blacklight Tea Lounge
White Cube, Los Angeles, Ca April 2016

“Lovequinox” Curator, Artist, Group Exhibition
Art Expo, Long Beach, Ca March 2016

“Leapfest” Curator, Artist, Group Exhibition
Long Beach, Ca February 2016

2015

“Sexy Sagittarian Full Moon Psychedelic Ping Pong Art Gallery Show: 2015” Curator, Artist, Group exhibition
CALB Long Beach, Ca June 2015

“Blacklight Night at the Space Room” Solo Exhibition
Space Room, Portland, Oregon July 2015

“Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Gathering” Curator, Artist, Group Exhibition
CALB Long Beach, Ca April 2015

“The Prismatic Harmony of Love ” Solo Exhibition Hellada Gallery

Long Beach, CA February 2015

2014

“Astral Projections” Solo Exhibition Hellada Gallery

Long Beach, CA April 2014

"Style LA Fashion Week" Group Exhibition LA Live

Los Angeles, CA March 2014

"Blacklight Body Painting Tea Lounge" Tea house with a thousand names

Oakland, CA March 2014

2013

“Psychedelic Ping Pong Art Gallery Show: 2013” Curator, Group Exhibition WELABS

Long Beach, CA Decmber 2013

"Style LA Fashion Week" Group Exhibition, LA Live

Los Angeles, CA October 2013

"Rainbow Vision" Solo Exhibition, Hellada Gallery;

Long Beach, Ca March 2013

2012-2010

“Psychedelic Ping Pong Art Gallery Show: 2012” Curator, Group exhibition, Bungalow Gallery;

Long Beach, CA September 2012

“Love as Surreal as Dave” Solo Exhibition Hellada Gallery;

Long Beach, CA February 2012

“UV Splash” Solo Exhibition, Ibiza Nightclub;

Huntington Beach, CA July, August 2011

“Leprechaun in Da Hood III” Solo Exhibition, Food Not Bombs Fundraiser; The Blue Café,

Long Beach, CA March 2011

“The Haunted Cellar” Curator, Group Exhibition The Cellar nightclub;

Long Beach, CA October, 2010

“The Long Beach Experiment” Group Show, Live Artist The Cellar nightclub;

Long Beach, CA August, September 2010

“UV Friday” Solo Exhibition Flight Lounge;

Huntington Beach, CA July 2010

“Psychedelic Ping Pong Art Gallery Show” Solo Exhibition Exhibit A;

Long Beach, CA May 2010

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