Lakeland artist and MXPX illustrator Bump Galletta in lineup for new Tampa Heights pop-up art shop

It happens at Shuffle on Saturday.

click to enlarge Lakeland artist Bump Galletta (second from right) with MXPX. - Bump Galletta
Bump Galletta
Lakeland artist Bump Galletta (second from right) with MXPX.

My introduction to Bump Galletta happened at a Mrenc show where the Lakeland-based illustrator was making live art during the concert. I haven’t been able to stop loving his work—which captures everything from beautiful life moments, urban landmarks and even everyday things like undies—since.

Even MXPX finds it irresistible.

“A little while ago I had the opportunity to illustrate a few pages in a Coffee Table Book for the band @mxpxpx !,” Galletta wrote on Instagram. “@jeredscott did an amazing job Creative Directing and photography for the book. One of my favorite collaboration to date! This past weekend I was able to see MXPX play and get a photo together with them and the Coffee Table Book! I can not thank Jered enough for both these opportunities!”

Galletta, who’s been known to do free art drops, is selling on Saturday during Kate Cottle’s new Tampa Heights market.

Pop-Up Art Shop. Sat. Feb. 1, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Free to attend, bring money for goods. Shuffle, 2612 Tampa St., Tampa. INFO.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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