San Leandro – Utility Box

Painted a utility box over Labor Day weekend for the city of San Leandro, CA.  Special thanks to Athen B. Gallery for the project.




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Make it Count at Upper Playground

Photos of the opening night for my solo show Make it Count at Fifty 24 PDX (Upper Playground).

Photos courtesy of @switchphotos

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Make it Count – Solo Show at Fifty24PDX

My solo show opens up April, 7 at Fifty24 (Upper Playground) Portland.
More info here.

“Make It Count”
A solo show by Marcos LaFarga

Bay area artist Marcos LaFarga ties together installation, typography, graphic design and photo realism to create his bold, colorful, and playful imagery.

“Make It Count” like all of Marcos’ work will be bursting with his positivity, sense of humor, and clever work that will surely make it an experience the whole family can enjoy.

Make it CountUpper Playground Back

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Wisdom — Utility Box in Downtown Oakland

Recently painted a utility box on 11th and Broadway in Oakland, CA.  Thanks to Athen B. Gallery for organizing and getting me involved.

Wisdom Utility Box 2

Photo Courtesy: Athen B. Gallery

Wisdom Utility Box

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The Art of Beer Invitational

I will be contributing my painting “Make Magic” to Ales for Autism on behalf of the folks at Calicraft Brewing at this years Art of Beer event in Sacramento, CA.  I will be in attendance at the event.

Click here for more info .

Make MagicArt of Beer

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Drawn Together at Children’s Fairyland

I had the privilege to draw and contribute this past weekend to the annual Drawn Together charity event at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland.  This event helps fund the parks art and restoration.  Fairyland is one of Oaklands historic gems.

Oakland North also came by and did a really nice story on the event and some of the artist.  Read more here.

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The Studio Work

The Studio Work came by last month and did this really neat interview. Check it out here.

The Studio Work- MLPhoto Courtesy of: Elise Morris

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Imagine – Xela Collective

I recently had the pleasure of painting Xela Collective’s magical van (an old school Ford Econoline).  They are traveling the country in efforts to raise money to help fund arts and youth programs in Xela, Guatemala.  They are good folks with a great mission.  It was fantastic getting to know them and contribute to their project.  Thanks to Cameron Thompson for painting the opposite side and extra thanks goes to Dimond Mine Gallery for hosting us. Peace.

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Create Telegraph

My good friend Jake Watling had a really nice mural on Telegraph and 43rd in Oakland, CA. It unfortunately got tagged. Even more unfortunate, Jake got diagnosed with cancer and was going through chemo therapy at the time and could not get to the wall to fix it.

Jake Watling - Telegraph

Mural before, by Jake Watling

Jake asked if I wanted to come and paint a new mural in it’s place. I was flattered and more then happy to help out.  I painted the mural “Create” from reference of my daughter when she was really little.  It was an image that I have been wanting to use for some time.

The neighborhoods response to the mural has been incredibly positive.  Everyone is really hyped on it and I’m happy to say, it hasn’t got dissed yet.

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Code For America at YBCA

Code for America commissioned me for some live painting during their summit conference at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Process shot by Preston Rhea


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