Another great artist will be sharing his talent with LIVE painting!  Juan Carlos Marante, aka “Tocayo” is a Cuban-born, Miami-raised artist and graphic designer who is also an avid skateboarder, surfer and snowboarder.  His early experience managing his childhood surf shop laid the groundwork for where he is today!  Juan’s first big break was an opportunity from Rip Curl to paint surfboards for all of their retail shops which eventually led to a position as a designer at Reef.

Today, he is a Senior Graphic Designer at Fox.  With freelance experience at companies like Mystery Skateboards, Rip Curl, Ocean Minded and Roxy, and his murals displayed at Cucina Urbana (in Bankers Hill), Cucina Enoteca (at the Spectrum), and El Camino restaurant (in Little Italy), this powerhouse artist will be a thrill to watch as he paints LIVE at the 13th Annual Art Gala!

To see more of Juan’s work, click here.