Since 2014, BrightView Design Group (formally ValleyCrest Design Group) of Irvine, CA has been creating private art shows for their employees and a few, select guests. Although the shows are closed to the public, their collection of artists’ works has expanded over the years and their most recent event was bigger than ever. Live painting, pottery, calligraphy, and musical entertainment, food, drinks, and – of course – tons of artwork filled every bit of the enormous warehouse environment that makes up the design group’s offices.
Like the previous years, I raced around meeting artists from the show and taking images of all the work most people don’t get to see, but this time I found myself paying closer attention to the overall space itself. It too has evolved since I first started attending their art shows, growing from a cool, open-area concept into a full-blown “dang, I wish I worked here” hip setting, complete with conference room walls made of Legos, lettuce gardens, and retro video game machines.
Take a look through the below photos from the show and, as always, if they ever decide to open them up to the public I will let you all know ahead of time.