TOYROOM, Who, Why & the Name?

The Toyroom Gallery is a partnership between John Soldano and Craig Maclaine, pioneers in bringing affordable low brow & street based art to market.
We love Art that has anything to do with Hotrods, Motorcycles, Skateboarding, Punk Rock, Monsters, Tattoo Art… In other words all the stuff makes life more colorful.
Besides what else are you going to do with an empty garage!?

As for the name, we were hanging our first show by Artist Robert Gordon in December 2001 and we still didn't have a gallery name, so when Robert gifted us a piece called "TOYROOM", we immediately adopted the name and the rest is history.

Craig & John investigating Los Angles River Grafitti