You’ve all seen us at a show, maybe at a tattoo convention, bikes show or a car meeting. At these shows we are always the sideshow, not a bad thing but it was about time we got a show where we would be the headliner. In 2012 Frank was been asked by a museum owner in Geldrop to organise a show. A show just for Kustom Kulture art. How cool is that? And the best thing was it was in a former Catholic Church, what a sweet location!
For the first 3 years this has been the awsome backdrop of the Saints & Sinners show. And it was mental. Great artists from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany have showed their skills at this show. Loads of visitors from the same countries and beyond came to look at our art and brought it back to their own homes. Super!
A show like no other in any of these countries.
Number four and five were in Eindhoven at the Klokgebouw. A city where more visitors were able to find their way to this venue. Not just rockabillies, bikers or car people but also store owners, barbers, other craftsmen or anyone else who would like to see this kind of skills, up close and personal.
For the 2017 edition we set up shop in Venlo at Vault 13, a bit further south, a bit closer to our German friends and again a sweet location. Vault 13 is not only a well known tattoo parlour in a huge classical building, but also a clothing shop and barbershop.
This year for the first time we are not alone and not free. We will be joining the International Airbrushshow and the Oldtimershow in the Autotron in Rosmalen (NL) where we will have over 300 square metres of floor surface. The change of venue was a very hard choice for us because it meant we could not be true to our original concept of a free show. It was the only way we could keep the show going and even growing. We heard some whiny people complain about that, so we feel we need to explain…
We are a growing event we needed more space and visitors than the location in Venlo could provide. We have people coming in from France, the UK and way the hell down in the south of Germany this year so we need more space and visitors. That is why we have changed location again.
We know we will have a kickass show again this year, especially with the ‘Kustom Kulture Royalty’ we have coming in from all over Europe, and a typical weekend like this at the Autotron attracts thousands of paint sniffers and petrol heads.
Treat yourself to a great show, with priceless art. Great artists will be able to tell you all you need to know about their skills. You will see many one-off pieces of art that will blow your mind. Vintage looking signs, kickass drawings, wicked sculptures, all handmade by people who love what they’re doing.
So come and visit our show, You will not regret coming, the only thing you will regret is not having enough wall space at home to hang all the art you want to take home!
Frank Stienen, Sven Bijster and Sander Schmidt
Organisation Saints & Sinners Kustom Kulture Artshow.