We came together in celebration of mate, regeneration, and building Earthships with music and community as the focal point to this journey through South America.
For Austin-based band, Ley Line, community is everything. Made up of two musical pairs, Kate Robberson and Emilie Basez and twin sisters Madeleine and Lydia Froncek, the women feel grateful to live in a city that supports their work as creatives and allows them to continue to share their stories through music, something they feel is integral and inherent to the human experience.
Come To Life and Salt Spring Island’s Mateada teamed up for a sit down interview with artist Autumn Skye to hear her thoughts on identifying as an artist, art as therapy, visionary art, the balance of masculine and feminine, the artist’s role in regeneration, and more.
Over the last 14 years, Oakland-based O2 Treehouse has constructed structures all over the world with the purpose of further bridging the gap between man and nature, fostering harmony, and enhancing relationships through time spent at new heights.
Artist and activist Ernesto Yerena Montejano experienced a childhood tethered by borders.
Argentine muralist Daniel Ephraim, internationally known as KOKON, has been praised for his colorful nature-inspired art.
May 19th is the anniversary of Malcolm X’s birthday. Come to Life is honoring this day with the release of “Ilala”, the first single from Masauko’s upcoming self-titled record.
Waves of color wash against a concrete canvas as muralist Skye Walker begins his work. Images begin to peak through the paint engulfed in vibrant tones of orange, blue and green.
Cyrus Sutton got his start in filmmaking 17 years ago, a time when “the culture of consuming media was vastly different,” before Facebook, Instagram and YouTube engulfed public consciousness.
HOPE Outdoor Gallery is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Austin. A three-story paint park in the charming Old Austin Clarksville neighborhood, it has become an epicenter for connection, education and creativity, welcoming nearly 500 visitors a day.
On a beautiful summer’s day in 2018, hundreds of people gathered on Salt Spring Island to experience music and community in the golden glow of Stowel Lake Farm.
It’s early fall – the beginning of September to be precise- and all around Denver’s RiNo Art District the sound of rattling spray cans reverberates through the air.
In Austin, each January marks an exciting time, a month filled with growth, educational opportunities and inspiration. Since 2013, PrintAustin, a nonprofit which aims to showcase both the traditional and modern styles of printmaking, has given local makers, as well as print artists around the US, a place to showcase their work during its annual festival.
As part of our month-long “Come To Life: Colorado” campaign, we’ve been hosting events and concerts to bring the Front Range community together to ultimately take steps to regenerate the Colorado community and show that taking positive action is possible.
“I like the idea of street art and mural work… it enters your space, you don’t enter its space. They hit you before you’ve had your coffee. It could be something real quiet or mundane but just the idea that you might wonder what a sentient donut would talk about- like, that’s enough to just lower your blood pressure for a second.” -Michael Roy AKA Birdcap
This month we will be diving deep into the stories of several system affected people who have broken their cycles of incarceration by discovering various forms of regenerative healing, helping them to take back their lives and become important contributors to their communities.
O’er the Land, O’er the Sea is a song I wrote several years ago while living in a little cabin in Southern Oregon. After many years of travels and study, I finally rooted down, creating a home for myself and finding my kin. This song was inspired by the feeling of finally coming home after a long journey, and by the beautiful way of life I witnessed in the community surrounding me.
By the candle light of a cool summer evening, a trio of singers gathered by the seaside to sing an old Irish folk tune in a sailboat anchored in the far islands of the Salish Sea.
In every corner of the world, people of all ages and backgrounds are bursting at the seams with love, frustration, hope and fear. There is an energetic pressure that is building in the hearts and minds of folks who are ready for a sweeping and fundamental shift in the way humanity exists and progresses.
Birth Of Come To Life Music
Crafted from 2 years of stage serenades from across North America, we give to you our 7th album, ALIVE.