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.
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!
Malik Ross @idkmjr