UNO Art Show/Food Fest featuring DJX

Street art + street food = the La Carnita philosophy. Since they tweeted (@la_carnita) their way onto the Toronto art and food scene last summer, Andrew Richmond and Amin Todai have spearheaded the change toward community-focused experiences by serving up pop-up gourmet food stations with a side of local, one-of-a-kind street art.

They are taking the concept one step further now with “UNO” sure, there will be art and food but this time it’s five of Toronto’s top chefs serving up their version of Mexican inspired street food alongside more than 20 of the world’s best street artists, illustrators &
one photographer.

“Even though we have a passion for both food and art, until now, La Carnita has focused of food first,” said Andrew Richmond, creator of La Carnita and UNO. “for UNO, we have flipped the script and are giving the street art its due time in the spotlight.”

Other special guests include exhibit curator and acclaimed art rep Clayton Rochemont, as well as legendary deejays Mastermind and DJX who will spin 90s hip-hop.

“I’ve been curating street art shows for over 10 years and i can honestly say, I’ve never experienced anything like this,” said curator Clayton Rochemont. “This is a very big deal for Toronto.”


7pm – 1am
Friday, April 13th, 2012

Evergreen Brick Works
. 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto.


SHUTTLE: Free shuttles go back and forth from just north of Broadview Subway Station between the hours of 7pm and 2:30am

The chefs:

Andrew Richmond – founder & chef, La Carnita
Steve Gonzales – top chef season 1 & previously at Origin Restaurant
Scott Vivian – owner & chef, Beast restaurant
Bertrand Alepee – group of seven & The Tempered Chef
Guy Rawlings – Bellwoods Brewery

The artists:

Mike Giant – San Francisco
Sam Flores – San Francisco
Misk 1 – San Francisco
Greg Lamarche – New York
Abe Lincoln Jr. – New York
Hydro 74 – Orlando
Johnny Crap – Montreal
Dubelyoo – Atlanta
Doublenaut – Toronto
Dave Glantz – Toronto
Matt Barnes – Toronto
Shingo Shimizu – Toronto
Rcade – Toronto
Vlad Kato – Toronto
Bryan Espiritu – Toronto
Travis Coburn – Toronto
Amber J – Toronto
Angie Fey – Toronto
Brian Mendoza – Toronto
Jacqui Oakley – Toronto
Matt Darling – Toronto
Skam – Toronto

Media are invited to experience it first:

6-7 p.m. media hour, free drinks, free food, free chats with chefs and artists
7 p.m. open to the masses 2 a.m. everyone goes home

Fun fact about the La Carnita story:

The resonating artistic theme behind la carnita pays homage to traditional mexican folklore and symbolism with a strong visual focus on the uniquely mexican custom of calavaras and the mexican holiday of dia de los muertos. during these celebrations, communities and families gather in the cemeteries around the city, having fiestas and picnics to honour both the living and the dead. La Carnita’s “meathead” logo exemplifies this underground coming together over food and art and music.

Questions/interview stuff/special media asks/rsvp: Jessica Swan

UNO featuring DJX and Mastermind