On May 1, a group of Arsenal supporters in Fresno, California, showed off their passion for the Club in a very unique way.
Dubbed the "Arsenal Art Hop," nine featured artists from London, New York City, San Francisco and Fresno displayed their unique Arsenal-themed work at Peeve's Public House, the local meet-up place for the Fresno Gooners.
"We had more than 50 people in attendance for the show," said Art Hop organizer and Fresno Gooners manager Jordan Wiebe. "It was incredible to see all the support!"
In addition to the 40 prints on display, a wheatpaste print of Tony Adams, designed by London's VCC Designs, became a permanent fixture at the pub. And to add to the evening's atmosphere at Peeve's, Wiebe had old match footage, including the Invincibles season review, playing on the big screen.
"For me, it was the most interesting and unique way of Gooners showing their passion for Arsenal," said Art Hop attendee Paul Grazulis. "Usually we envision passion and support to be loud, exuberant cheering and chanting, but here you see the Gooner passion in the color and images presented in the serene, creative imagination of the artist that is a Gooner.
"The scope of the creativity and imagery of Arsenal and 'Goonery' was for me an introduction to an entirely novel way in loving the Arsenal! I loved it!"
The featured artists included London's VCC Designs and #OperationArsenalArt; New York's 11 Cannons, 8 by 8 Magazine and Howler Magazine; San Francisco's Art of Sport; and Fresno's Jordan & Channelle Wiebe and Hans Steele. For more information, contact the Fresno Gooners.Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 27 May 2014