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"Inside the Exciting Unveiling: Magazine Launch Event Recap"

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Double Cover April 2024 Issue

Step into the enchanting world of Creative Artist Magazine's latest triumph – the Double Cover Upside Down Special Edition April 2024 issue! If you missed the exhilarating launch party on March 27, 2024, allow me to transport you to the heart of the action. Set against the backdrop of the illustrious Tavi Art Gallery at Pacific City in Huntington Beach, California, the evening unfolded in a whirlwind of excitement, laughter, and sheer artistic brilliance.

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Master of Ceremony Britt Prentice

At the helm of the festivities was none other than the incomparable Britt Prentice, our maestro of ceremonies extraordinaire. With finesse and an infectious sense of humor, Britt ensured that every moment was infused with energy and entertainment, keeping our audience on the edge of their seats and brimming with anticipation.

But the magic didn't stop there. International DJ Jonney Miles set the scene, spinning infectious beats that kept the energy levels soaring throughout the night. And when it came time for live performances, we were treated to the mesmerizing vocals of Ani Kresse, an international sensation and vocal coach whose talent knows no bounds. As if that weren't enough, the crowd was further dazzled by a surprise appearance from the sensational Luca Sormani, leaving us all spellbound and craving more.

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Magician Nexxus and Pauline Samuels

The magic of the evening came courtesy of magician Nexxus, whose dazzling illusions left the crowd in awe. In one heart-stopping act, Nexxus invited an attendee to participate, challenging her to select strings from his mouth, one of which concealed a large fish hook. With bated breath, we watched as she carefully chose each string until only two remained. And then, with a flourish, she pulled, revealing the string and to everyone's delight—a testament to Nexxus's remarkable skill and his "lucky hook" still firmly in place.

The launch party was not merely an event; it was a celebration of artistry, creativity, and the boundless possibilities that come when talented individuals come together to share their gifts with the world. As we reflect on the night's festivities, we're filled with gratitude for everyone who played a part in making it a resounding success.

We were overwhelmed with gratitude to welcome attendees from far and wide,

including the immensely talented Monisa Parekh, who traveled all the way from New York to join us in celebration. Monisa's presence, as part of our esteemed Start Shows NYC family of artists, underscored the profound connections fostered within the artistic community. Our longstanding partnership with Sophocles and Thais Plokamakis founders of Start Shows has been instrumental in providing artists with invaluable visibility, and we extend a heartfelt thank you for their unwavering support. It was a moment of pride to see the Start Shows logo proudly displayed on our step and repeat, symbolizing our shared commitment to uplifting artists and promoting their work. Among the esteemed Start Shows artists and alumni featured in our magazine were Tani Gomez, Natasha Marcano Dillion, and Jayson Storm, each contributing their unique talents to the vibrant tapestry of creativity showcased in our publication.

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Cover Artist Domisi Pathan and his wife Natalie

We were honored to have the esteemed presence of both our cover artist, Thriving Stainless Steel, and the talented semi-precious stone sculptor, Domisi Keven Parham, along with his inspiring wife, Natalie, who serves as his greatest muse. Their attendance lent an air of elegance and significance to our event, reminding us of the profound impact that art has on our lives and the world around us.

Meanwhile, the iconic Tavi Art Gallery, helmed by cover artist Gustavo Arellano, provided the perfect backdrop for our celebration. Known affectionately as "Tavi Land," Gustavo's gallery radiated with vibrant colors and creative energy, captivating all who entered its doors. With every glance, attendees were transported into a world of artistic wonder, reaffirming Gustavo's status as a visionary artist and curator. We extend our deepest gratitude to these talented individuals for gracing us with their presence and enriching our event with their boundless creativity and passion.

As the anticipation reached its peak, Creative Artist Magazine Founder, Ms. Pauline Samuels, took the stage to honor our esteemed cover artists. With great reverence, she presented each of them with a stunning 18x24" canvas showcasing their respective covers, a tangible symbol of our admiration for their remarkable talent and contribution to the art world. The atmosphere was electric, with lights flashing from the crowd and our dedicated photographer, the renowned LBC photographer, immortalizing every unforgettable moment of the evening.

We are immensely grateful for the support of our event sponsors, whose contributions elevated the experience for all in attendance. The delectable appetizers, courtesy of Old Crow Smokehouse located in Huntington Beach at Pacific City, delighted the senses and added a touch of culinary excellence to the festivities. Additionally, our step and repeat, a visual centerpiece of the evening, was expertly crafted by our trusted printer of choice, All Signs and Graphic in Huntington Beach, CA. Their commitment to quality and professionalism ensured that every detail of our event was executed flawlessly, leaving a lasting impression on all who joined us in celebrating the magic of art.

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Artist Group Photo

The outpouring of support from our featured artists, esteemed guests, and the vibrant community of art, modeling, and social influencers who graced the red carpet filled me with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and joy. Witnessing everyone come together, enjoying themselves and rallying behind Creative Artist Magazine, was truly a humbling and heartwarming experience. As tears of joy welled up in me throughout the evening, I couldn't help but feel a profound sense of accomplishment. It was a testament to the power of art to unite us all, regardless of gender, culture, or background. Our publication's commitment to inclusivity and diversity shone brightly, as we proudly showcased the rich tapestry of talent and creativity from around the globe.

Among the luminaries in attendance were our esteemed Centerfold Artists – Qianhui "Lucy" Ma, Toria Kahni She, Diana Moreno, and extraordinarily creative and talented artist Karl SoCal with a 6 page spread – whose exceptional work graced the pages of our magazine. Their presence added an extra layer of brilliance to the evening, reinforcing our dedication to highlighting the diverse voices and perspectives within the artistic community. As we basked in the success of the event, it was evident that we had achieved a significant milestone, one that I am immensely proud to share with the world through Creative Artist Magazine.

In addition to our esteemed lineup of artists in attendance, our April 2024 issue featured the works of Tina Glaze, Jason Osiris, and Amz the Marvelous, each adding their unique flair and perspective to the pages of Creative Artist Magazine. While they were unable to join us in person, their contributions were invaluable in shaping the richness and diversity of our publication, for which we are deeply grateful.

Furthermore, we were honored to welcome sponsor artists who lent their support and creativity to the pages of our magazine, including the dynamic LA DJ Smurf and his wonderful wife Chandra, Byron Mumford, also known as Drone Copone. Our red carpet was graced by the presence of the elegant Ms. Kimberly Lancaster, whose charm and grace set the tone for the evening. A heartfelt thank you also goes out to my dear friend Kelvin Anderson Sr., owner of the iconic VIP Records in Long Beach, California, whose friendship and support have been a constant source of inspiration over the past two decades. Lastly, we extend our gratitude to sponsor Mark E. Ridley, whose latest children's book, "The Fly and the Truck Driver," adds a touch of magic to the literary world and is available for all to enjoy at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Their unwavering support has played an integral role in making our event a success, and we look forward to continuing our journey together in the world of art and creativity.

Creative Artist Magazine wanted to take a moment to express our sincerest gratitude to Printing Center USA for the exceptional service provided us with during the printing process of our magazine. Their commitment to quality, along with their courteous and efficient approach, truly exceeded our expectations. Working with them was not only a pleasure but also a testament to their professionalism and dedication to customer satisfaction.

The magazine prints they delivered were of exceptional quality, and their prompt turnaround time ensured that we were able to meet our deadlines without any hassle. Printing Center USA team's responsiveness and attention to detail made the entire process smooth and effortless. Thank you Printing Center USA for being such a reliable partner in our creative endeavors. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Printing Center USA for future projects and highly recommend them.

As we reflect on the unforgettable moments and remarkable talents showcased at our Double Cover Upside Down Special Edition April 2024 launch party, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to its success. Your support and enthusiasm have been instrumental in elevating Creative Artist Magazine to new heights, and we are immensely grateful for the opportunity to share our passion for art and creativity with you. We invite you to join us in celebrating the incredible artists featured in this special edition by grabbing your copy today and delving into their captivating stories and creations. Don't miss out on this extraordinary journey – support Creative Artist Magazine and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of artistic expression while supplies last. Thank you for being a part of our creative community and for championing the power of art to inspire, unite, and transform lives.

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