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Posted on: September 11, 2023

International Street Artist Tysen Knight Opens Fontana's 2023 Fall Artist Showcase

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(Fontana, Calif. – Sept. 11, 2023) – The City of Fontana is excited to announce its Fall Featured Artist Showcase Exhibitor, Tysen Knight. 

Tysen Knight is an International Artist, Muralist, and Award-Winning Filmmaker. He is most popularly known for his street art based on Buddha's teachings and pop art sense.

Knight was responsible for a "Street Bench Art Pilot" project conceived by the Palm Springs Public Arts Commission, the City Council Downtown Subcommittee, and Main Street Palm Springs, which involved decorating the benches throughout downtown Palm Springs. He created a series of benches with the theme "Urban Desert Palms and Icons" on Palm Canyon Drive between Arenas Road and Museum Way. The icons included Garland, Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Frida Kahlo, and Lucille Ball.

Tysen Knight won the award for Best Feature Film at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival, in 2018, for his documentary, The Art of Hustle: Street Art Documentary. He also won the "Best Director" Award in 2019 at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival for his second film, The Art of Hustle: Homeless Street Artist Documentary. Tysen also won the artist "Spotlight" award at Red Dot Miami (Art Basel Weekend).

Visit the Art Depot Gallery to view Knight’s artwork on display from Saturday, September 9, 2023, through Sunday, November 5, 2023. Located at 16822 Spring St., the Art Depot Gallery's hours are Wednesday – Friday, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Gallery entry is free. 

Come learn and meet Tysen Knight at an Artist Reception and Artist-led Workshop: 

  • Artist Reception: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Artist Workshop: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Community members are welcome to attend both events. All events are free of charge and held at the Art Depot Gallery. Registration is highly encouraged for the artist workshop. Visit to register.  

For more information about Fontana Arts programming or the Artist Showcase, contact the Art Depot Gallery at (909) 349-6975 or e-mail: For upcoming events, visit the City of Fontana Arts web page at Arts.FontanaCA.Gov.

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