Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus

Lorenzo Basilio/Daily Nexus

Isla Vista has made it her spring resolution to ensure that each and every end-of-school-year moment is insanely fun. For students and Isla Vista residents, spring is guaranteed to make the chase for pure aesthetic and full-on sensory experience a top priority. Luckily, Isla Vista inhabitants wont have to look far, because The Catalyst contemporary literary arts magazine Arts Fest is going up on a Tuesday and will be hosting their quarterly launch party in the parking lot of the Isla Vista Food Co-op this Tuesday, May 19th. The masses will assemble to experience completely free, radical live music, a spectrum of art, handmade clothing and food from local vendors.

The celebration kicks off with live performances from Dad Clothes, Pookie, Erisy Watt, Sun Daes, The End of Summer and Bixler-Orion Sound System. As always, the teeming Co-op parking lot will be overflowing with people shopping at Demi Anter’s and Tribe Ties’ pop-up shops and perusing the various arts, photography, jewelry and clothing stands. This interactive event thrives when people contribute to its creative theme. Last quarter, there was a collective art tag, the lucidity chill lounge, face painting and caricature drawing, and this quarter promises even more.

The Catalyst literary arts magazine team puts together a bright and beautiful high-definition magazine complete with photography, art, short stories and poetry showcasing UCSB students and Isla Vista talent. The free magazine always looks brilliant and draws in folks from all over to rock out with its publication. Whether you’re a lover of music, food, coffee, clothes or art, The Catalyst Arts Fest has something groovy to float your boat. The Catalyst is built by students for students and offers itself to the community as a priceless gift of stellar vibrations.

The event is about all about keeping the Isla Vista community vivacious and colorful. This is your chance to give and receive in a meaningful way, whether that is donating to The Catalyst Kickstarter or shopping at the Food Co-op (the Food Co-op is giving one percent of all food proceeds to the magazine), or just picking up a magazine for a friend to brighten their day, your presence will be welcomed and appreciated. So come on down to the I.V. Food Co-op to enjoy the love and light that this event brings, forget about homework and plug into the creation of real life.