IRVINE, Calif.- Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 – Vans®, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand is excited to partner with Tillys, Inc. (NYSE:TLYS) and Artists Republic to unveil plans for a large scale mural created by artist Zio Ziegler. Beginning July 6, 2015, this three-month art exhibition will be of vast cultural value to the community raising awareness to local arts programming and the cultural depth that lives in Orange County.
Vans, Tillys and Artists Republic each support local and global artists through events, gallery exhibitions and product collaborations. The partners have tapped into long-time friend Zio Ziegler to transform the exterior wall of Tillys Ecommerce facility located at 17 Pasteur in Irvine, CA. The public exhibition, one of the largest in Orange County, will be visible to the hundreds of thousands of commuters traveling the 405 Fwy on a daily basis. Known for his paintings and large-scale outdoor murals, Ziegler will ambitiously cover the 15,000 square foot wall in just three days.
Ziegler's powerful work appeals to many walks of life, young and old. It has tones of influence from historical and literary figures to master painters, while having a contemporary style that speaks to the modern world. Orange County is known for its population of both well-versed and well-educated residents, as well as cutting-edge companies and brands that are pushing the envelope. Ziegler's art resonates across these communities and both his involvement and the scale of this project will bring worldwide attention to the amazing cultural experiences happening here in Orange County.
It is estimated to be completed by July 10, 2015 and will remain on public display for approximately 90 days. Stay tuned for more details via tillys.com, Instagram and twitter @tillys.
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in more than 75 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans also owns and operates more than 450 retail locations around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, Vans Warped Tour®, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, the House of Vans.
Tillys is a fast-growing destination specialty retailer of West Coast inspired apparel, footwear and accessories with an extensive assortment of the most relevant and sought-after brands rooted in action sports, music, art and fashion. Tillys is headquartered in Southern California and, as of May 1, 2015, operated 215 stores and through its website, www.tillys.com.
About Artists Republic
Artists Republic is a contemporary art gallery in Laguna Beach, CA dedicated to the support of emerging and mid-career artists who not only make amazing works in the studio, but are leaders in life - travelers, curators, musicians, skateboarders, surfers, teachers, builders. AR4T gallery specializes in original works, prints, books and more. AR4T is proud to work with Vans in the effort to provide a larger platform for new contemporary art.
About Zio Ziegler
Zio Ziegler (born February 18, 1988) is an American artist, known for his intricately patterned paintings and his large-scale murals that can be seen in major cities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. His work reflects the diverse influences of late medieval and quattrocento painting, aboriginal, African and naïve art, and the European graffiti movement. Driven by intuition and depicted with a playful use of space and materials, his subject matter reflects the human condition, with reference to allegorical, mythical and artistic lineage. He paints in the belief that his paintings complete themselves by triggering self-discovery in their viewers.