Don’t Sleep Movement
By: Lynn Lieu
This weekend, the Latino Art Museum will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with the opening ceremony of the “Don’t Sleep Movement” art exhibition.
“Don’t Sleep” was founded by Heat. Wav Records’ award-winning hip-hop group and former Weekly BOTW The Lowkeys. The trio, based in Rancho Cucamonga, inspired the “Don’t Sleep” movement through its lead single “The Wake Up!” a socially conscious anthem that commands people to seek enlightenment. The band’s vision—and ultimately the vision of “Don’t Sleep”—is to keep your senses awake and vibrant in an information-rich world were the simple things can easily be lost or overlooked. The movement highlights four key-terms: enlightenment, motivation, confidence and unity. The Lowkeys will be making a special appearance at this weekend’s event. The exhibit runs through July 30, but The Lowkeys won’t stick around that long. So, toss those pillows and get your caffeine on, because this is one event you won’t want to be sleeping through.
“Don’t Sleep Movement” at Latino Art Museum, 281 S. Thomas St., Pomona; www.lamoa.net. Sat. July 9.