Tom of Finland Art Festival

by Zoe Banoža

 Photograph via Rick Castro

Photograph via Rick Castro

This sexy and exciting art festival is appropriately set in a basement beneath the sultry autumn skies of Los Angeles. The Tom of Finland Art Festival features a Dungeon Gallery of the Tom House.

The Tom of Finland Foundation is all about supporting erotic art that challenges and provokes the viewer, and one of their major events is this weekend, October 6th and October 7th. Artists featured at the festival include the titillating photographer Rick Castro, who shot the photos shown above and below, and expect to see work from John Blackburn, Sierra Domino, Paul Malher, and Joel-Peter Witkin as well.

This weekend, catch the art fair, but also, look forward to drawing sessions, readings, auctions and more.

The Tom of Finland Art Festival is located at 1421 Laveta Terrace, Echo Park, CA 90026, and the art fair lasts from noon to six pm on both days. Tickets are $10 at the door. Find out more information here.


Written by Zoe Banoža

Photography courtesy of Rick Castro