May the 4th be with you.

Love Star Wars? Love art? Well NoHo has the show for you. “ALMOST THERE” – A Star Wars Art Show – by the fans, for the fans

"Almost There" May the Fourth Be With You Art Show

You have to love our creative NoHo Arts District where we blend art genres and make art happen. For those who may not already be aware, May 4th is an unofficial annual holiday for Star Wars fans worldwide. “May the Fourth be with you” is derived from the famous saying from Star Wars, “May the Force be with you.” This year, for May the 4th, Tim Sexton wanted to put together an art show, titled “ALMOST THERE,” to celebrate the Star Wars fandom with artwork from artists he’s featured on his Star Wars Countdown for over two and a half years. He found a venue for “ALMOST THERE” in collaborating with The Art Institute – Hollywood, and has pulled together close to 40 pieces of artwork from over 20 artists from around the world, including Malaysia, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, France, UK, Columbia & Canada, not to mention a number of artists from around the United States. Along with support from cosponsors, Blastoff Comics and The Muse Rooms, “ALMOST THERE” will have activities, appearances and Star Wars themed cuisine provided by The Art Institute – Hollywood.

WHAT: Free art show of Star Wars fan art

WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2016. 6-10PM

WHERE: Art Institute
5250 Lankershim Blvd.
NoHo Arts District 91601

“The really exciting part of featuring so many artists from around the world is that many of them do not have access to print or display their art publicly, so this show is a first for many of them and also the first time the public will get to see these artists’ work in physical form (only previously being able to access it on the internet),” says Star Wars Countdown creator Tim Sexton. “That’s not to say we don’t have some very well known and respected artists’ work in the show as well. We have limited edition prints from Jerry Vanderstelt, Chris McGrath, Bruno Werneck & some incredible engraved skateboard decks from Hydro74. “

The collaboration with The Art Institute – Hollywood also led to the “ALMOST THERE” art show acting as a precursor to a student-only Star Wars themed show in June, where the top seven pieces of artwork will be featured for a week on Star Wars Countdown.

"Almost There" May the Fourth Be With You art show www.nohoartsdistrict.comArtwork by Katochan

Check out the artists HERE>>

"Almost There" art show May the Fourth Be with You
Artwork by Michael Pasquale

About Star Wars Countdown

Star Wars is reborn!
Star Wars Countdown was created by Tim Sexton on November 7, 2013, the day Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company announced the release of Star Wars, Episode VII. Since then, in addition to providing the number of days remaining till the theatrical release of the next Star Wars feature film, Star Wars Countdown has served as a leading spoiler-free source for daily news, photos and trailers for Star Wars fans around the world, while also serving as the top source for fan art celebrating the franchise.

A fan since childhood, wearing out VHS copies of the original Star Wars trilogy, Tim’s affinity for the Star Wars universe has continued over the years, including making the trip from his home state of Indiana to Colorado for the first Star Wars Celebration in 1999. Now, based in North Hollywood, California, Tim channels his passion for Star Wars with the Star Wars Countdown, a tribute to all things Star Wars, by the fans, for the fans.

STAR WARS COUNTDOWN ( is based in North Hollywood.

About The Muse Rooms

The Muse Rooms is the FIRST members only coworking space for creatives in the Noho Arts District. It provides an eclectic, inspiring, and affordable alternative to home offices and crowded coffee shops for local professionals. In addition to providing a FREE TRIAL DAY to any interested person, The Muse Rooms then offers a range of membership options to suit the needs & preferences of their client base.

The Muse Rooms features a large open floor plan with six unique work environments, including an area for partners to work in and four convenient areas for phone calls including a kitchen. Free WIFI, coffee, and tea are provided. There is also a separate boardroom for meetings, seminars and table reads. Conveniently located near five major Hollywood studios and the 101/134/170 freeways, the Muse Rooms is also part of the vibrant Noho Arts District.

THE MUSE ROOMS ( is located at 4942 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601. Contact Nancy Sexton, Owner for more info. (818) 823-4717.

About Blastoff Comics

After making headlines with its acquisition and sale of the collections of comics from literary figures like Mark Waid, Harlan Ellison and Karl Kesel, Blastoff opened its first retail boutique, located in North Hollywood, California.

Offering both current comics and graphic novels and an astonishing collection of vintage comics for sale, including portions of the Waid, Ellison and Kesel Collections still available, Blastoff’s North Hollywood is a destination for Southern California comics fans looking for rarities that they just can’t find anywhere else.

BLASTOFF ( is located at 5118 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. (818) 980-BOOK.

BLASTOFF is co-owned by JUD MEYERS, an award-winning comics retailer and recipient of the Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing Award in 2007, the most prestigious and sought after lifetime achievement award in the comic book industry and SCOTT TIPTON, a New York Times Best-Selling author and comic-book historian with a wide variety of both graphic novel and prose works to his credit, on properties such as STAR TREK, DOCTOR WHO, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG, ANGEL and ASTRO BOY.

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