THIS IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN...
Pomona, CA is where The Dope Spot started with the sole intent to provide something that the artists and musicians of the community can take advantage of as they strive to make a name for themselves in the independent music arena. Through our efforts, we have been able to provide housing for artists and musicians and have also built strong relationships and partnerships with various businesses and venues in the Downtown Pomona area. We hope to, eventually, start a Dope Spot in several cities bringing our mission to support artists and musicians while continuing to provide high-quality and affordable services.
DOPE SPOTS TO VISIT IN POMONA
The dA Center for the Arts
The dA Center for the Arts is the only comprehensive cultural Arts center offering access to art, music, literature, theatre, film, and more to all ages and all levels of interest. Over 3,000 individual artists, musicians, writers, actors, directors, producers, dancers, filmmakers, creative art therapists, art students, and arts lovers benefit annually from the programs offered to the community at the dA Center for the Arts. This is also where we host our monthly Dope Open Mics!
Acerogami is a indie music bar and concert venue in Downtown Pomona. It is also connected to the nationally known venue called The Glass House Concert Hall.
They showcase fresh indie rock & indie pop bands as well as some conscious hip hop and soulful acts. We have a residency here every 2nd Wednesday of the month hosting our ever growing Pomona Dopeness event.
dBA 256 Gallery Wine Bar
The dBA is a Craft Beer and Wine Bar that hosts live Music and rotating art exhibits. Many local bands and artists usually end up performing here because the environment is so welcoming and, not to mention, the history of it being one of the "dopest" spots to chill at on any given night!
Relevé Apparel (rel-eh-vay) was created in Southern California and their line consists of street & gym wear with styles for youth to adult. Relevé Apparel's roots come from street hip hop and competitive dance. A unique feature of their retail store is their capability to offer custom/personalized apparel on a majority of the items we sell.
IE Photo Rentals
IE Photo Rentals is for aspiring and experienced Photographers and Videographers around the Inland Empire. They work hard to make sure that they supply the community with a wide array of equipment at a fair price with unbeatable customer service. We often rent from IE Photo for various Photoshoots and to shoot Music Videos for artists.
Wanderwall is connected to, and also owned by, IE Photo Rentals. It is a multi-use space for Photoshoots, Workshops, Videoshoots, Small Events, etc. Our studio has hosted many events at this space due to it's versatility from our Ripple Effect Producer events to our Open Mics.
The Kreative Spot
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Loft on 2nd
LOFTon2nd is a creative gallery space that is 1900 square feet. It is located on the top floor of the historic M&M Electric building, with high ceilings, exposed brick, hardwood floors, vintage furniture, and North/South facing beautiful large picturesque windows. The space can be used for things such as events, photography, videography and meetings.
3-Bit is an independent video game/comic book shop ran by three friends from Pomona with a dollar and a dream! They basically have anything a true gamer could ask for. From Gameboys, to Nintendos, to Sega Genesis, etc. We plan to host various Video Game Tournaments with them in 2017. It's kinda like our downtime from being artists!
Music Boutique is a source for Musicians, Djs, Music Teachers and Artists who needunique musical instruments and equipment. We often go to Music Boutique for our Cables and adapters for various connectors around the studio. They are not too far from the studio and are the next best thing from having to travel to Guitar Center or Sam Ash.