// exhibit on view : gemsounds x bangs shoes

When our friend Andrea of Charleston Shop Curator asked us to customize a pair of sneakers for Art With A Bangs, we naturally said “duh.” The event was held at Redux Contemporary Art Center, a local non-profit. Spacecraft Studios provided studs, laces, & other fun gems for attendees to decorate their own blank Bangs sneakerswith.

Bangs Shoes was founded by Hannah Davis in 2010 after studying abroad in China. The proceeds from purchasing the shoes go to a different cause based on the color of the shoe. Purchase of the white shoes, which we used, go to KIVA grants to small business owners.

For our sneaker, we spray painted the soles to have a pastel smoke-bomby effect, reminiscent of our Rose Hips shoot we did back in April. We used Montana spray paint because 1. it’s the best & we have to maintain our street cred 2. they come in every color, even GemSounds signature dreamy blossom & seafoam! (er, light pink teal). Then we added diamond & headphone embroidered lace guards – which snap on & off – because really who has time for tying their shoes. A sprinkling of rhinestones around the ankle & voila!

gemsounds x bangs shoes 1gemsounds x bangs shoes 2

gemsounds x bangs shoes 3
A few other artists that participated include Becca Barnet, Michelle Jewell, & Johnny Pundt.
becca barnet x bangs
michelle jewel x bangs johnny pundt x bangs


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