Brandon Boyd & Collaborators Launch Moonlight Arts Collective

Moonlight Arts Collective released Volume I on March 10th featuring new collaborative work from Brandon Boyd, Sarah Hay and Brian Bowen Smith. Upcoming releases also include Filipina multi-hyphenate Heart Evangelista and Saturday Night Live cast member Melissa Villaseñor. 

A continually evolving community of like minded artists Moonlight Arts Collective focuses on artists who “moonlight” to create artwork in all forms. This includes musicians who paint, actors who make sculptures, athletes that create photography and everything in between. Moonlight is an expedition in collaboration, showcasing specially curated original artwork exhibitions, unique fine art editions, events, artist talks, interviews, thoughtfully executed community-driven NFTs and digital editions, custom home goods, charity fundraisers and much more, all brought together by a diverse group of “moonlighters.”

Co-founder Brandon Boyd started the collective in a concerted effort to “find the others” as part of his lifelong search to meet other multidisciplinary artists and find solace in his own art practice, regardless of the form it takes.  

“There are so many artists who are like me, in that they are known for one thing, but then when they get home into their quiet safe space, they actually branch off into another area of art that most of us don’t really know about.” Boyd said. “I wanted to bring my visual art to a bigger audience, and I’ve spent the better part of the last 10 years with some creative partners and we organically found a way to do it, that is not only fun and exciting for me as an artist, but it’s also exciting for collectors of all sorts.”  

The collective’s first limited edition print release features the artwork of Brandon Boyd, photography of Brian Bowen Smith and ballet poses from Sarah Hay. The series, Tiny Dancer, includes a set of four different images capturing Hay in motion by Brian Bowen Smith, with gestural painting on top in Boyd’s signature style.

Moonlight’s eclectic Instagram page has featured dozens of historic artists, tracing the lineage of “moonlighters” by calling attention to the lesser known visual work of icons like Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, David Bowie, Anthony Hopkins, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and David Lynch, as well as the often unseen talents of contemporaries like Channing Tatum, Alia Shawkat, Josh & Kathryn Brolin, Evan Ross, John Gourley, Noel Fielding, Bria Murphy, Jade Yasmeen, Tyson Ritter and many others.

 Moonlight strives to continue to shine a light on the creative tastemakers that have a driving force to create regardless of the medium. 

For more information on Moonlight please visit moonlightartscollective.com and follow @MoonlightArtsCollective for details about future drops, surprise artists and more in the coming weeks. 

Video: Brandon Boyd x Brian Bowen Smith x Sarah Hay’s Tiny Dancer

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