Band Poster Paradise… It’s a MF Art Show

Show your Mile High love for music and art the entire month of January at MegaFauna & Meadowlark 2701 Larimer 80205pts

Band Poster aficionados will rejoice at the sight of Tour Posters and musical propaganda from past & present.

Join dozens of local musicians, designers, artists, and even some of us regular non-talented types who just enjoy a nice piece hanging on a wall.

Food and Drink and Music to make you dance will be provided.

See you there…and then

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“Keep it Glassy” Art Show at Meadowlark & MegaFauna

They say that the purpose of art is to invoke an emotional response. If this is the case, it takes a special type of art to invoke a melee. This past July Mike McGinley approached me about hanging an impromptu show featuring his latest and greatest pop and flash art etched on glass. No promotion, no advanced notice. Within two days every piece was purchased. The mob reached such a frenzy at one point, I was up a ladder trying to hang a piece and customers were bidding and buying before the piece could get properly leveled. Such has been my experience with Mike McGinley and his art etched on window and glass panes.

December 7 at Meadowlark & MegaFauna, Mike McGinley aims to add to a new and fun-filled show presenting one-of-a-kind pop-art etched on glass with, “Keep it Glassy”.

Mike will be presenting all original interpretations of pop influenced imagery and his own creations of flash and street culture, just above the curb. Each piece will be displayed on resourced and upcycled window pane and modified doors with glass installations. Each sized properly to fit a large wall as a series OR individually for the downtown or loft crowd. There are some surprises in play for the show, including LED retro-fitted and back-lit pieces.

Boulder-based Evo Hemp of Hemp Health, Inc., will be in attendance passing health-filled hemp bar samples and cool schwag. DJ Viking Sound Machine will be in the house pushing beats and other audible treats. J Audrey Hair Studio will be offering discount cards for their in-house hair studio. As always the MF Cafe will be selling locally roasted Novo Coffee, Rocky Mountain Sodas, sandwiches by local deli’s and Mom’s famous baked treats.

Keep it Glassy 6 PM-10PM at MegaFauna and continue Keeping it Glassy until midnight in Meadowlark at 2701 Larimer in the North Larimer neighborhood of Greater Five Points.

 

MegaFauna Announces Grand Opening Of Denver Retail Store

Nearly 19 months have passed following the physical launch of MegaFauna at 2701 Larimer St in Denver Colorado. We have stumbled past obstacles, challenges and accolades pushing to solidify a foundation in the MegaFauna organization. This foundation will allow us to continue into the future as the premier platform for independent artists, from all walks. In an effort to step forward confidently into our second year of business we have pulled together a crack-pot team of marketing and public relations experts to officially announce the Grand Opening of MegaFauna to the world.

 

I would like to thank all the critics who provided the motivation when we needed and the naysayers who now aren’t around to say I told you so. Also, infinite thanks to family and friends whom have proved their metal and walked with MegaFauna every humbling step along this path. It is only through the constant support of our customers and the contributions of independent artists that we at MegaFauna continue to grow.

A portion of this concept was to continue the evolution of business and consumerism into a new ideal. Merchandising locally conceived and produced products without bending to the red tape and backwards values of big business. MegaFauna exists to bring the art of the people, to the people. This monstrous idea was to enable independent artists to create and brand themselves as a part of the whole of the Colorado art scene. The pooling of creativity and resources allows the artist(s) a platform to display, mentor and vend his/her art, apparel & merchandise.

     

 
MegaFauna exists today to serve the independent art community.

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MegaFauna Announces Grand Opening Of Denver Retail Store
MegaFauna, an artist collective featuring locally made print art, apparel and music, has announced the grand opening of its retail store and coffee shop located at 2701 Larimer Street
in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood.
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) November 28, 2012 — MegaFauna, an artist collective featuring locally made print art, apparel and music, has announced the grand opening of its retail store and coffee shop located at 2701 Larimer Street in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood.
Named after a zoological term describing large, mostly extinct species, MegaFauna is the vision of local artist and designer John McCaskill, who conceived the idea while looking for retail outlets for his own T-shirt and apparel designs.

“As co-owner of a screen printing business in Denver for many years, I had a difficult time getting our designs
into retail stores due to the stock levels and insurance requirements for many chains and big-box stores,” said
McCaskill. “I realized there was a need for a store that supports local artists by featuring their work, and also
lowering the barriers to entry they encounter when trying to market their designs.”

MegaFauna currently works with nearly 50 independent local artists, including jewelry and apparel designers, print and graphic artists, photographers and musicians. The store also supports Denver-based programs like Feed Denver and Youth On Record, and promotes the work of local artists with exhibits, events, and sales.

For McCaskill, MegaFauna is not only a retail platform for local artists, but also a great shopping experience
for the conscious consumer. “Many megafauna species did not survive. I worry that if we don’t support our
local artists, they too won’t survive,” said McCaskill. “MegaFauna acts as a vehicle for conscious consumer
behavior by providing high-quality, locally made art and upcycled/recycled goods, and is broad enough to
include local food suppliers and socially conscious programs.”

In line with his vision, McCaskill has partnered with local coffee suppliers, roasters, delicatessens, and pre-packaged foods companies to offer a coffee shop and café with light, eco-friendly food options. The café plans to open a walk-up pedestrian window for the area’s burgeoning late night traffic. A former nationally ranked collegiate hurdler, McCaskill earned a business degree from Mississippi State University and his business acumen from years as a manager for restaurants and high-tech companies.

McCaskill says he plans to take his MegaFauna concept to other cities in the future. “We intend to carry our
brand forward as a conscious consumer-type store so that wherever we open a new retail outlet, we will feature
artists and goods local to that area,” he said.

MegaFauna is located at 2701 Larimer Street in the heart of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. The retail store and coffee shop is open seven days a week, from 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. The café’s pedestrian window will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until 2:00 A.M. For more information, visit their website at www.megafaunastore.com,

or follow MegaFauna on Facebook (@megafaunastore), or Twitter (@megafaunaCO), or Instagram (@megafaunadenver).

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MF Gift Guide 2012

“Stuff This in your stocking with cheer“, and other cheap shopping season taglines you’ll no doubt hear.

We’ve done it again and pooled the best of the best, Made in Colorado Art – Apparel and Local gear.

And as it happens each and every year, our annual release..oh behave, the MF Gift Guide 2012 is finally here!

Somethings for Her, Somethings for Him, we’ve even thought of the perfect somethings for those undecided “Thems”!

Without further adieu and more hyperbolic marketing spin, we present you a guide for gifting where we all win.

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-or- cLICK here —-> MF GIFT GUIDE 2012

Special Thanks to:

Art, Apparel, Accessory contributors  – Grow Haus, Green Room, Evo Hemp, Hunnyhead Design, Tricks & Ginger, Beatrice Holiday, Seymon Gurule, Xences L Wing, Plank Jewelry, Neal Lake Design, Retired Generation, Burner Bill Vintage, Octopoda Design, Susan Mathews, Like Minded Productions, Wey Mnky Design, Robert Bell Fine Art, John Vogl, Bungaloo, Broox Pulford, John Houser, Josh Shively, Ruckus Apparel, Aksels, Conk Wear, Landlocked Clothing, Mile High Clothing, DeRailed Ink, Wear the Party, Dedicate Apparel, Guerilla Garden, Lisa Wear Clothing, Bike More, Shift’D Union, ACS Apparel, Afro Triangle Designs, Simple Leather Wallet Company, My Dad’s Cap Collection, Mission Wear, CassieMStevens.com, Jason Sornsuwan Photography

Layout / Design – Bryan Patton

Photography – John Mc

Ladies Halftime Slowjam Trunk Show

Ladies ONLY Halftime Slow Jam & Trunk Show

This Sunday at 2pm at MegaFauna, 2701 Larimer, Denver

Leave the Boys at the Bar and Take time out with your girls

Supporting dozens of LOCAL art, apparel and jewelry makers.

 

 
Visit with your girls and local vendors including: Seymon Gurule, Lisa Wear Clothing, Hunny Head Designs, Plank Jewelry, Land Locked Clothing, Christine Cunningham head wear, and Tricks & Ginger jewelry.

There will be wine, a photobooth and complimentary quick styles by in house J Audrey hair studio to capture the silliness

and of course, lots of R&B slow jams

ditch your dude and spend some QT with your ladies!

November First Friday at The Meadowlark

iATENCION!
Tricks are for Toys: a study of art, apparel and art on apparel

November 2 features pieces by
…… Nkosi Still and Unorthodox Children


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Artist(s) in Attendance
Music Delights by disc jockeys
Foodie Treats by Babas Falafel
Beverages by choice
abNormal People & Dialog
Dancetarbeque

LOCATED @ 2701 Larimer St. “NoLa”, Denver
Conscious. Street. Couture.

DETAILS over HERE
PASS IT ON……………………………………………….

 

 

curated & conspired by the minds at MegaFauna

WIN A FREE MEGAFAUNA T-SHIRT

WIN A FREE MEGAFAUNA TEE!

“Like” Mile High Clothing Company’s Facebook page,

Choose your 3 favorite designs

And be entered to WIN a FREE TEE from MegaFauna! Deadline is November 2.

MegaFauna is taking Denver StartUp Week to the next level by sponsoring the launch of Mile High Clothing Company. Mile High Clothing Company is the brain child of Bryan Patton, a recently settle transplant from Cleveland.  Bryan has brought his sixth-sense for design from the Sixth-City with one goal in mind, giving the people the designs they want on sustainable apparel. This is the type of organization the MegaFauna of Colorado can feel proud to support.

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For more information regarding Mile High Clothing Company and updates visit  www.milehighclothing.com

Thank you for supporting local creativity

 

Denver Startup Week 2012

MegaFauna is proud to host Denver Startup Week with Viktoberfest, October 23rd at 2701 Larimer St.

What is Denver Startup Week?

Denver Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in Denver. Denver has a rich history of entrepreneurship and this week long event will showcase Denver’s entrepreneurial community with an emphasis on technology, design, social entrepreneurship and business. The event is intended to unite the entrepreneurial community in Denver and will celebrate the great companies, innovation and ideas happening in the City and the people and inspiration behind them.

Why Denver Startup Week?

Denver has a thriving entrepreneurial community and is one of the best places in the U.S. to start, build and operate a business. Inspired by the innovation and activity in Denver, Denver Startup Week is focused on three goals:

  1. Enhance the sense of community amongst Denver entrepreneurs, with specific focus on Downtown Denver.
  2. Highlight Denver as an entrepreneurial center on the local, regional, and national stage.
  3. Provide education, inspiration, and networking events for the Denver entrepreneurial community.

When is Denver Startup Week?

October 22nd – 27th, 2012.

Register for this and all Denver Startup Week Events at www.denverstartupweek.com

ON THE STAGE:
3:00-3:30: Meet & Greet • DJ
3: 30-4:15: Josh Jacobson, Viktorian Guitars: Rockstar Fundraising, The Viktorian Guitars Story + Q&A

4:15-5:00: The Flumps
5:00-6:00: Open Stage for Viktorian Guitar Demos

MEANWHILE:
• On-site Silkscreening: Winning graphic from Denver Startup Week “Unofficial” T-Shirt Design printed as you watch by Megafauna. Bring your own item($5) or choose a blank T($10)
• $20 Proper Haircuts from Proper Barbershop
• $6 Wafflich new school sandwiches
• Dice Adult Alcoholic Popsicles
• FREE Myers Sparkling Maté
• FREE Drinks

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IN ADVANCE:
The DSW “Unofficial” Denver Startup Week T-Shirt Contest”! Winning design printed at this party with your company logo on it.
Designs Due: Tuesday, October 16 at 11:59pm
Voting: Wednesday October 17, 2012 Noon >>Friday October 19, 2012 Noon

The Rules:
• Formats: Ai, PDF, PS, JPG(High-rez)
• Design must be to scale
• 1 color, specify Pantone color
• Include Denver Startup Week Logo
• Include Colorado, 2012
• Have fun with it!
• Anyone or any firm is eligible to submit a design or multiple designs
• Download Denver Startup Week logo at http://cl.ly/3l3N2T2f1i3s
• Post jpeg of design(s) to Denver Startup Week Facebook Page by 10/16/12 at Noon
• Voting takes place 10/17 Noon-10/19 Noon
• Design with the most “Likes” wins

www.drinkdice.com
http://www.facebook.com/theflumps
www.megafaunastore.com
www.meadowlark.com
www.properbarbershop.com
www.viktorian.com
www.wafflichworld.com

Hosted By: Denver Startup Week Design & Tech Chairs, Dice, Meadowlark, Megafauna, Myers Sparkling Maté, Proper Barbershop, Viktorian Guitars, Wafflich

More info about Viktoberfest over there —-> https://www.facebook.com/events/122893584527556/?ref=ts&fref=ts

More info about Denver Startup Week  @  http://www.DenverStartupWeek.com

More info about MegaFauna’s local awesomeness @ www.megafaunastore.com

 

VIDEO RELEASE: MegaFauna – Day in the Life

Support Local. Always Buy Local. Support Local Creativity. All the buzz words are all the buzz as of late, but what does it all mean? Who is doing what to bring “Local” to the scene? What does it take to push loosely recognized local brands to the public and in turn create revenue. How are independents supposed to fight past the mega branding, the national brands, the corporate idolatry, government red tape …OH and build a recognized brand, that makes sales, which pays bills, powered by local talent and local resources. Enter MegaFauna.

Last Fall, MegaFauna teamed up with Focus 4 Design to make a video that shows what steps we take to answer the questions above. We hope this video provides a sneak peek at a Day in the Life of the local art scene in Denver, and all the coordinated steps to providing artists a platform for developing his/her art as business. If you are looking to develop or manage your art as a business, whether it be visual, verbal, musical, performance or independently branded business; call us.

VIDEO RELEASE: MegaFauna – Day in the Life

 

MegaFauna – Day in the Life from Focus 4 Design on Vimeo.

Specials Thanks to Travis Conklin and the team at Focus 4 Design, Cassie Stevens at www.cassiemstevens.com, The Meadowlark Bar, Denver Art Society, The Gothic, LAMA Live and  participating artists for their coordination, direction, performance and production.

 

Video Premiere!!! Revelation 13:11 Mural at 2701 Larimer St Denver

OFFICIAL VIDEO PREMIERE!!!!!


Revelation 13:11 Mural at MegaFauna 2701 Larimer St Denver

www.BimmerT.com
www.MegaFaunaStore.com

Music By: Jesus Rodriguez

Mural By: BimmerT

Produced By: BimmerT

Directed By: Bimmer Torres

Creative Direction By: John Mc

 

It has been revealed, for those who have eyes let them see (Revelation 13:11)

….. These are the words which opened my eyes to the mission behind MegaFauna. A local goods shopping experience that would reveal art, apparel, jewelry and other products and services; localized. A conscious consumer collective that redirects the creative, capitalist and conscious behavior of a target demographic away from MEGA media/marketing, and toward local and sustainable economies of old.

MegaFauna is to serve as a reminder that, if we don’t change the consumptive patterns toward local/sustainable and more conscientious buying/selling/trading, we will become like those who came before us, Extinct. Every purchase toward local is one less dollar going to Mega corporate, Mega government, Mega fossil fueled society.

BimmerT’s “Revelation 13:11 mural” captures, exactly, the mission behind this local movement. Concept to Consignment, we are providing a template of quality over quantity and rebuilding the fabric of care in the relationships that we develop. We are doing so with style and substance that can only be imitated and never duplicated. We may be idealistic, but this is where we draw our value and carry it back to you.

Thank you for supporting local creativity

 

Find us:
FaceBook @megafaunastore
Twitter @megafaunaCO
Website megafaunastore.com
Daily 2701 Larimer St, Denver Colorado