Help Support Light Grey Art Lab

 It's an exciting time at our new venture, Light Grey Art Lab! Our first Grand Opening is this week, and we're working super hard make everything perfect! As awesome as this first event is, this is only the beginning for Light Grey Art Lab! We've got a million things planned,and we've still got a long way to go, which is why we need your help!

We just launched a Kickstarter Project which will allow you to help us make Light Grey Art Lab shine as brightly as we know it can! We've already put a lot of time, money and love into making Light Grey Art Lab the best we possibly can, and it's looking great so far. The money you give to the Kickstarter will help cover some of the cost of the full remodel we're doing, but more importantly it will ensure we get the equipment and tools we need to help you learn, create and fully take advantage of the classes we are offering! In addition to making Light Grey Art Lab bigger and better, you'll get all sorts of cool stuff in return! Prizes range from sweet tote bags, mugs and sketchbooks to amazing limited-edition screenprints, free classes (in-studio or online!) and even super exclusive private parties!

Over the next few weeks on the Light Grey Art Lab blog, we'll be featuring all the cool prizes here on the blog, so stay tuned! Make sure to visit our Kickstarter page to read more about the project, the prizes, and all that is planned!


We are no longer taking submissions! Thank you to everyone that has submitted to be apart of the show. We've been super pumped about all the interest, and we wish everyone could be involved! You're all in our pokéhearts. <3

That said, we've got a beyond-stellar lineup of artists from both the local Minneapolis scene and around the country participating. With 151 artists, it should be an incredibly diverse show. We've updated the pokémon listing to reflect the participating artists and their chosen pokémon! Peep it here.

Stay tuned for updates closer to April as we start to gear up for the show!


Greetings PokéFreaks!

I'd first like to send a thank you to all the artists that have joined the roster of trainers for the show! We have some real talent lined up here. Alyssa and I and the rest of the Light Grey crew are pumped to see the results!

We're getting close to finding a home for every Pokémon on the list. We're still going through submissions, so it's not too late! There are still some great choices available (who doesn't love Weedle?) Apologies in advance if we miss your submission, all of this is being done manually, so it's hard to keep up with the demand. Who knew so many people were in love with Pokémon as much as we are?

Additional thanks goes out to Mike Fahey over at Kotaku for the pokélove!

You're all the very best, like no one ever was!


Did you grow up in the 90's?
Did you have a gameboy?
Did you frequently argue whether Red was better or worse than Blue?
Do you know all the words to the Pokérap?

Then we want YOU for the Pokémon: Battle Royale!

Our goal is to pair 151 artists with one of the 151 original Pokémon from the Nintendo classics, to fill the new Light Grey Art Gallery with some fresh takes on the Pokémon we all know and love. We may have some additional surprises in the gallery as well to help bring you back to 1998.

Email with a link to your portfolio if you'd like to participate! We're looking for the best trainers in all of Kanto to join us.

The Opening will take place on April 20th, at the Light Grey Art Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. Mark your calendars and look out for additional details to come soon!

And for a little inspiration: