An interactive art installation where you are the artist, curator and canvas. Wander into our euphoric D.I.Y. craft culture world where we supply the materials for you to enhance and shape your Coachella experience by. Chop and screw new fashion accesories, publish your own zine, make your own instruments, pride your space with camp site signage, and/or send a postcard to a loved one back home. All of this, and much more, awaits you in the campgrounds from 10am - 2pm everyday.
Get Felt Up
The Get Felt Up team is all about providing you with anything you could ever need to satisfy your creative inklings from head to toe. With an array of materials for you to dig through like: felt, buttons, beads, glitter, and tons of other embellishments the possibilities are endless. Make your own earrings, friendship bracelets, beer cozies, and/or use the materials to add to other art projects you might be working on. Once you see it all out on the table laid out for you, you'll almost feel dirty wanting to Get Felt Up so badly…
No concert outfit is complete without a D.I.Y. button supporting your favorite band or artist to pin to your shirt. Pick it, design it, press it, then rock it..
The Chop Shop
Chop and screw, fringe, fray and shred a t-shirt to your liking. Coachella is all about personal style and the Chop Shop workshop offers you all the tools to express yourself through personalizing and transforming your fashionable threads. Get inspired by our examples and learn how to make your own capes, collars, tank tops, and/or exposed mid-drifts using our hand-selected vintage tees!
Design your own zine, duplicate it on our copy machine and pass it out to new friends all around Coachella's campgrounds. We create a common ground for conversation and a workspace where people are able to learn how to create a very inexpensive vehicle to share their ideas and art with other people!
The Post Chella
The Post Chella (similar to a Post Office) is where you design your own post card to mail to your loved ones back home. Use our vintage typewriters to describe your days spent at Coachella. After completed, drop them off at our Post Chella, we will pay for the postage and then mail them all out when the festival is over. So, don’t forget your snail mail address book at home!
Come have a seat, greet and meet. Sit down across a table with a stranger, pick up a pen and draw them. As you draw one another you will have the opportunity to get to know them through the process of using our (if needed) interview questions to break the ice. In the end each person will take home a small portrait of themselves and make a new friend.
Recycled and reused objects like you have never seen them: Plastic milk cartons into banjos, beer bottle caps into shakers, and hand-made flutes from scraps…. just to name a few. We mix everyday products with nails, leather, strings, and some creativity - and whaa-laa… you have Beats Oasis. Let's create not a drum circle, but a symphony together...
Your cat isn't the only one with 9 lives in your household. Your most unassuming, everyday household items are capable of reinvention and living multiple lives as well. Have a popped inner tube? Why not make a wallet? Cabinets filled with plastic bags? Let’s make some fabrics out of them! And these are only the beginning. Here is where you will you will have the opportunity to give birth to new purposes for your everyday objects. Once you spend some time in the Afterlife you will never look at your trash/unwanted items the same ever again.
Make the most of your temporary living space here on the campgrounds of Coachella by creating fun, fast, and colorful ways to decorate your space. With papel picado, fabric flags, and camp signage you can transform what once was your basic campsite into a fabulous fun house where you can not only rep where you are from, your camping crew, and/or shout out who you’re here to see but to also help you find it after a long day at the show.
Forgot your flashlight at home? No problem. The Coachella Art Studios will have thousands of LED Lights ready for you to assemble and asses. Add them to any fashion accessory and/or make a paper lantern for those Coachella after dark hours to make the world (and your Coachella experience) a better, brighter place.
Art and music go hand-in-hand. To get your creative juices flowing out there we have superstar DJ, Alf Alpha, performing live on the two turntables! The name Alf Alpha might ring a bell....he has played Coachella numerous times and is known for his raging after hours parties in the campgrounds. During the hours of the Art Studios, Alf Alpha plays an eclectic mix of jazz, cumbia, bass, disco, hip hop and other global beats to keep you inspired. Check out his mixes at djalfalpha.com.