J Balvin, the chart-topping & five-time Latin Grammy-award-winning Colombian artist will serve as the Emcee for BEYOND THE STREETS 2021, the two-day virtual art fair dedicated to graffiti and street art set for December 1st and 2nd on the NTWRK app, North America’s premiere livestream shopping platform.
Balvin will be appearing throughout the 2-day festival as he emcees the various artwork drops and hosts a variety of discussions with top artists. His integrated role, which expands his close partnership with NTWRK and is aimed at amplifying diverse and world-class creator’s stories and products, will showcase:
**Daily episodes hosted by Balvin and joined by Cleon Peterson, the artistic director for the festival and LA-based photographer, Estevan Oriol.
**In-depth art conversations with DABSMYLA, Gustavo Zermeño Jr., Estevan Oriol and Cleon Peterson that dive deeper into today’s art landscape and the creative process behind their globally renowned work.
**Exclusive, new limited-edition product releases by Balvin in collaboration with DABSMYLA.
Balvin is a known art collector and has a clear vision for aesthetics. His home is a sanctuary where art is the protagonist, making him the perfect emcee for this year’s BEYOND THE STREETS.
Curated by graffiti historian Roger Gastman, BEYOND THE STREETS 2021 will launch exclusive products across fine art, collectibles, apparel, and home goods, and offer unique content experiences from around the world throughout the event. Read more about BEYOND THE STREETS via the New York Times.
Featuring an unprecedented lineup of world-class artists, designers, and brands, including Bert Krak, CB Hoyo, DABSMYLA with Late Lunch, MADSAKI, Mike GIANT, Mister Cartoon, Takashi Murakami, POSE, Spacebrat and Wild Style with Vic Mensa, all debuting new work, the two-day art fair is a mainstay for art fans and continues Gastman’s vision as a longtime champion of graffiti as a contemporary art form.