Urban Circus is a Houston/Portland-based interdisciplinary multimedia art collective established in 2012. Our goal is to help propel social progression through documenting, storytelling, and collaboration among the arts. In the Fall of 2014, when launching our website, we decided to make our site focused on the storytelling of our own creativity as well as that of others - henceforth we became an underground media source in addition to being a collective. Urban Circus, is 100% original content 100% of the time.

The members of Urban Circus are dedicated to forwarding artistic progression and self-expression through the arts. We work within the community and with fellow artists, promoters, and brands to help organize events, connect resources, showcase talent, and market . Members assist each other on client projects as well as collaborate on their own artistic endeavors. The power of community through collectivism sees many advantages in the sharing of resources and enables artists to achieve their artistic goals with ease.

We work with artists, musicians, small businesses, non-profits, and brands to provide them marketing tools and assist them in marketing the following: short films, music videos, promotional videos, recording, production, mixing, mastering, photography, graphics, album covers, cd layouts, and web design & development.

 

We have had the pleasure of working with:

  • Antibalas
  • Deep Eddy Vodka
  • Delayed Therapy
  • Disaranno
  • DJ Sun
  • Fat Tony
  • Guilla
  • James "Jhiame" Bradshaw (S.U.C. Producer)
  • Jazz Technics
  • KPFT 90.1 FM (Pacifica Radio Houston)
  • Lone Star Beer
  • Lil' No
  • Lunice
  • Grammy Award/Latin Grammy Award Winner - Tim Ruiz
  • Grammy Award Winner - Brandon "Bizzy" Holleman
  • The Gr8thinkaz
  • Houston Arts Alliance
  • Houston Makerspace
  • Isometer Records
  • Mandola's Deli
  • MECA Houston
  • New Era
  • Not On Our Watch America Foundation
  • Not Your Father's Root Beer
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Remy Martín
  • Sir Juanzarelli (Snoop Dogg's Touring Keys Player)
  • Souldig
  • Squad Car Media
  • St. Arnold's
  • Sugar Island Rum
  • Superior Signs & Electrical Services
  • Topo Chico
  • Zagat

 

Urban Circus' active members:

The Eternal Artist - filmmaker/photographer/designer

Afam Obianagu - engineer/producer

Grayson Paul Creely - producer/singer-songwriter/engineer

Art Blackmore - 3D designer/animator/photographer/musician

DASHR - producer/DJ/singer-songwriter

Eric "MUNTA" Mpwo - illustrator/painter/b-boy

Nicholas High - photographer

Subtle Chemist - projection artist/DJ

STNKLD - DJ/photographer

Captain Cisco - photographer

Samuel Noble - street team coordinator/musician

 

Past members/contributors:

Jason Callaway - photographer

Neiman Catley - photographer/writer

 

Achievements/Showcases/Publications:

Urban Circus 5th Anniversary - Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown - May 2017 (T.E.A./DASHR/Afam Obianagu/Nicholas High/Captain Cisco/Samuel Noble)

Publication: Houston Press - Underground Art Collective Urban Circus Surfaces to Celebrate Five Years

The Creative Union III - Houston, TX @ The Safehouse - October 2016 (T.E.A./DASHR/STNKLD/Subtle Chemist)

Yes Indeed! Festival - Houston, TX. @ Warehouse Live - September 2016 (DASHR/T.E.A.)

Silent Disco - Houston, TX @ Planet Funk Academy - July 2016 (DASHR/T.E.A.)

Publications: AfroPunk, Mass Appeal, PureVolume.com, Free Press Houston, etc. - (T.E.A.) January-June 2016

Creative Union II - Houston, TX. @ Midtown Bar & Grill - September 2015 (T.E.A./DASHR/Grayson Creely)

G Gallery - Houston, Tx. "43" (Solidarity show for the 43 massacred Mexican students) January 2015 (T.E.A.)

Houston Arts Alliance's Transported + Renewed Project - Fall 2014 (T.E.A.)

The Creative Union - Houston, TX. @ AlleyKat - April 2014 (T.E.A.)(JC)

Zagat - "Where to brunch this weekend: The Flat" Jan 2014 (T.E.A.)

Flat - Houston, Tx. - Relaunch/Artshow - Jan 2014 (T.E.A.)

E Street Gallery - Galveston, TX. - April/May 2012 (T.E.A.)(JC)

El Rincon Social (Winter Show) - Houston, TX. - Dec 2011/Jan 2012 (T.E.A.)

Kreative Mode Productions: founded 2011 (AO)

Gaslight Gallery - Houston, TX. Summer 2010 (T.E.A.)

Promotion/booking in South Texas (RGV/Houston) 2006-2010 [formerly:SouthPalmProductions] (T.E.A.)