words and photos by Shab Ferdowsi

KALEIDSCOPE SUNDAE was the cherry on top of my summer adventures.

One backyard, 6 hours, 6 bands, free beer, free ice cream, free boba drinks, painting stations, good vibes, new friends, good people. We might even call it a festival of sorts? It was beautiful seeing people interact, engage with the different painting stations, get their portraits painted, spontaneously decide to buy a $10 tattoo, and watch every band melt the stage. I was so humbled by everyone involved. We were gathering for the sake of gathering, for the sake of sharing art, for connecting with new people, for spending the day outside, eating ice cream and feeling good vibes.

Thank you for a part of it! This was one hella sweet way to end a rad summer at Beating Lights. Shoutout to Scene & Heard for putting it together with us, and so many cheers to everyone involved:


• Quiet Oaks •Goldensuns • ICE CREAM •

• tomemitsu•  The May CompanyJames Allen Spirit


Collective Kaleidoscope Painting Experience
by Lorna Alkana Art  https://lornaalkana.com/

Live Portraits by Jen Rose

Art Installation by Plantluvr


Beer by Pabst Blue Ribbon 

Ice Cream by Ice Cream Ian

Boba Tea by Boba 7


And here's an array of photos from throughout the afternoon! Peep it:

See you around town, friends.