Luster Pro Arts Studio


LUSTER: A performance & photography installation
Presented by Pro Arts Studio Lab Residents MUGWUMPIN
Friday, August 5
6 – 10pm (DJ to follow)

Mugwumpin joins forces with photographer Kegan Marling to bring your visions of lush beauty to life.
Luster is free to watch, and audiences may come and go. To participate and have a customized performance built for you, advanced tickets are required. Allow about 40 minutes for your experience.

Q. What was the inspiration behind the event?
It starts with a conversation between you and a Mugwumpin artist. Together, you’ll delve into your appetite for the ravishing and sublime. The artist will then immediately transform your ideas into costume and performance. This is a performative manifestation of your beautiful ideal, but amped up: more splendid, more plush, more saturated! You’ll go home with a photographic portrait of you and your Mugwumpin artist.

Q Tell us in one sentence why attendees love the event.
Audiences are invited to wander around the gallery and listen in on the interviews, watch the live costume sculpting on the body, and see the performance take shape before your eyes. DJ set begins at 10pm.

Q What’s the best thing about holding the event in Oakland?
The community vibe!

Q Does your event partner with local businesses in Oakland?

Q What’s the one thing Oakland offers that makes it the best place for your event?
New audiences

Q What is the one thing you want everyone to know about this event?
More information, images from past performances, and a mini-documentary about Luster at

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