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uummm – Saturation Fest

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Saturation Fest’s 10th Annual Group Art Show

It’s been 10 long and exciting years! Can you believe it?

Neither can we.

Once again our good friend Darren Conkerite has opened his doors and walls to Saturation Fest’s annual group art show. Every year we take over Back to the Grind to feature artists from all over the Inland Empire and beyond.

This year we’re featuring art by:

  • Amanda Holguin
  • Arnold Romero
  • Ashley Dee Abarca
  • Cat Cult
  • Cherie Savoie
  • Cindy Walker
  • Dave Warner
  • David James Call
  • Efrain Torres
  • Esther Miller
  • Gilberto ‘Septemberboy’ Sanchez
  • Jason Pierce
  • Jeff Johnson
  • Jorge Perez
  • Jerry De Santiago
  • Jessie Andra Smith
  • Joey M. Toohey
  • Jonathan Leiva
  • Josh Montelious
  • Josh Valencia
  • Katherine Dube
  • Katy Betz
  • Lindsey Chesus
  • Luis Sanchez
  • Maritza Torres
  • Melissa McCluskey
  • Nathaniel Osollo
  • Nataly Paige McBride
  • Nick Bahula
  • Nicky Alice
  • Pavel Acevedo
  • Peter Phun
  • Rachael Dzikonski
  • Rick Rodriguez
  • Robert Ball
  • Robert Visser
  • Sapira Cheuk
  • Scott Shakespeare
  • Shellie Vickrey
  • Steven Higgins
  • Tim Lynch
  • Vito Peralta
  • Walter Rockwell
  • Teodor Martin Dumitrescu
  • Raymond Argumedo
  • Sam Bonifas

With musical performances by:

  • Clepto
  • Paul & Eric
  • Father – In – Law

Art Vendors:

  • T-Cycle
  • Artistic License
  • House of Flames
  • North Wind Lether
  • Recherche
  • Mammal Chupie
  • Jon Roach

All Ages / Free


Located at:

Back to the Grind Coffee House

3575 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92501

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Already Preparing For The End!?

The first day of Saturation is upon us!!!!

However, some of us are already preparing for the “The End”.

The End will be happening on May 29, 2011 at the Life Arts Center.

Featuring music by:

  • Breezy
  • Cabal
  • Summer on Rewind
  • Leather Tramps
  • Castle Pines
  • Everything Said
  • Sound Preservation Society

Thank you Walter Cabal for putting together this video. We’ll see ya when we get there!

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i <3 saturationfest

Thanks to everyone who came out to join us for “i ❤ saturationfest” benefit and art show at Crescent Jewell on May 21st. It was a long night of blaring music and coloring like a 5 year old.

Follow the links below to find more info on the two nights Crescent Jewell will be hosting during Saturation:

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Riverside Arts Walk & After Party, Every 1st Thursday

Another year, another fun-filled month of events surrounding Saturation Fest! Starting with TONIGHT! So, if you don’t already have plans to make it to Riverside Arts Walk, now is the time to ditch those other plans and scurry downtown for some good stuff going on tonight.

Walk around downtown and check out some of the art galleries that will be featured in later events, stop by the Life Arts Center from 6-9 and pick up a cupcake sold by sweetbean to benefit Saturation Fest!

Join us after for the mini pre-show and NoNoNo Arts Walk after party at Crescent Jewell! Come enjoy the fabulous drink specials and outdoor painting hosted by the one and only Jon Roach! Come listen to live music by VCR Monster and dirtRAID, appreciate some good art by Cat Cult, Rick Rodriguez, Dan Nguyen, and Amanda Millar.

21+, 9pm-2am, and always a blast! Come on out and see what we’ve got cooking this year for Saturation Fest!

Stay tuned for pictures and videos soon to come, and keep updated on facebook:


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The Organizers

This year, Saturation Fest is bringing together some of the brightest community organizers in the region. All of these people with really diverse ideas are collaborating in a huge way, most for the first time, to make the festival happen.

Stephanie Alaska Whelan, founder festival director, writer, pitbull with lipstick

Lee Tusman, Adult Education and Curator for the Riverside Art Museum, multimedia artist, noiseist

Talene Salmaszadeh, Back to the Grind booking, Riverside Underground Poetry (RUPO) host, cupcake queen

Kenn Deaton, KSPC DJ, Futurestatic, People in Your Neighborhood shows

Clayton McEvoy, musician, show curator, visionary backbone

Paul Quilici, artist and designer, Hip Pocket Design, festival web and print promo, top banana

Cosme Cordova, director of Division 9 Gallery, Saturation visual art curator

Erik Otis, Manager of Pharaohs Den, musician, writer, philosopher

Michael Elderman, photographer extraordinaire, eyes of the festival

Jon Roach, artist, designer, and the man in charge of festival vendors

Brent Aragon, musician, Riverside DIY and live music advocate

Angela “Chaos” Asbell, Writer, zinester, artist, CSUSB professor, event planner, Saturation Workshop coordinator, chili cookoff winner

Sam Woodson, Musician, event organizer, man of wealth and taste

Louis Vandenberg, KUCR director, thinker, man about town

Tina Bold, “The Vinyl Hours”, KUCR DJ, Music Advocate and Show Thrower

KUCR Staff, Walter, Eddie Valencia, Armando Olivas, Ellie Gomez, & Ryan Beal

Riverside Food Not Bombs, Armando Olivas

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