2022 artist recap

Looking to get more familiar and involved with Monterey County’s art scene? Here is a list of Monterey locals and California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) students who are doing some dope stuff you should know about! This list is a combination of artists that have been featured in the Lutrinae’s artist highlights this past school year and some new amazing artists we never got to interview, but still think you should know about! Follow them on Instagram to stay updated on local events and shows. 

Environmentally friendly 

Here are some artists who are doing things that highlight the beauty of the environment or benefit it by using recycled materials.

Taylor Paige @taylorpaige.art

Katherine Divas @_heartkine_

Hannah E. Kim @hekpaintings


Here are some musicians from all over California who have some connections to the area. Keep an eye out for local shows they do.

Gosh (punk/metal) @goshtheband

Beach Drive (indie rock) @beachdriveband

Flaco El Jandro (indie/cumbia/reggaeton) @flacoeljandro

Benjamin Mancillas (indie rock) @benjamin_mancillas

Spooky Marvin and the familiars (indie rock) @spookymarvin

SCOWL (punk) @scowl40831

La Sofa Queen (hip hop) @lasofaqueen

Shop Local Art

Here are a few artists and groups who highlight other artists, their communities, or their life experiences. 

LowPass Magazine @lowpassmagazine

Ariel Mar @arielmar_studio

Raegan Lomanto @raegs_art

Malia Savella @mrsavellaart

Samantha Saldaña @s.a.m.831

Tattoos and Photos

Last but certainly not least, here are two students at CSUMB who are so unique, they needed their own category! 

Jay @jays_toos

Malik Ross @idkmjr

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