Paper Diamond Introduces the Elm & Oak Academy

Colorado native Paper Diamond is announcing the Elm & Oak Academy at the Colorado University of Boulder campus. Paper Diamond’s Elm & Oak (Exclusive Limited Merchandise and One of A Kinds) is a record label, design shop, and clothing line, delivering inspiration and creativity to Colorado and beyond. The label currently releases music from Paper Diamond, Two Fresh, Raw Russ, and Black Actors (Quiz and .anansi).
The Elm & Oak shop in the heart of downtown Boulder is a gallery boutique, and features a monthly art event showcasing local and non-local contemporary artists. These popular events each feature a musical performer and an official afterparty at a nearby venue. The shop carries a variety of art, apparel and accessories. The co-owners, Alex Botwin (Paper Diamond) and Berk Visual, are constantly working as designers to continue to further the brand and translate their aesthetics into wearable art.
Elm & Oak also functions as a full service design firm, where they create brand identity, merchandise, promotional materials, album art, web design, social media enhancement, etc.
The Elm & Oak Academy is a series of lessons set to be held at the University of Colorado that aims to bring in inspirational musicians and artists to Boulder. These figures will teach the next generation of students what they have done to create success in the field of art and music. A free event for CU students, the series will be held 2-3 times a semester and provide a forum to educate the youth in everything from actual music production, to the business side of the music industry, to contemporary art.
Each on campus event will focus on a different skillset and will engage students and the public in an interactive setting, connecting artists and the community through an innovative concept. The first installment for the fall semester series will feature internationally acclaimed musicians teaching a class on music production and business.
Elm & Oak will be putting on a monthly music event at the Bluebird Theater in Denver. They will be showcasing the best of the best from the rapidly growing Colorado music scene as well as from all over the country. The Elm & Oak crew will be the resident DJs, with a special headliner for each installment. There will be solo DJ sets from Kendo and Shweez of Two Fresh as well as .anansi of Black Actors and Raw Russ.
The fall installment of the Elm & Oak Artist Series will bring together the community of showcase emerging artists. On the second Wednesday of every month for 4 months (starting in September), Elm & Oak will highlight a series of art events at their gallery. These events aim to showcase local and international art talent along the Front Range. The gallery event will be followed by an after show at a local venue, which will also feature some of the leading national and local musicians.
September 12: Elm & Oak X P.L.A.N.N.T.
October 10: Elm & Oak X Joe Friend
November 14: Elm & Oak X Nightmare
December 12: Elm & Oak X Cody Abshire
Paper Diamond is emarking on his Night Vision Tour, hitting major cities across America through fall. He will be stopping by Dallas, Philadelphia, Madison, Chicago, Baltimore, Portland, Boston, Brooklyn, and more.
9/14Denver, COThe Odgen Theaterw/ Crizzly
9/22Gulf Breeze, FLDe Luna Festival
9/29Atlanta, GACounterpoint Festival
10/3Tulsa, OKCain’s Ballroomw/ Clicks & Whistles + more TBA
10/4Dallas, TXGranada Theaterw/ Clicks & Whistles + more TBA
10/5Fayetteville, ARGeorge’s Majesticw/ Clicks & Whistles + more TBA
10/6Philadelphia, PACity Bisco
10/7Columbia, MOThe Blue Notew/ Clicks & Whistles + more TBA
10/10Iowa City, IABlue Moosew/ Eliot Lipp + Clicks & Whistles
10/11Madison, WIMajestic Theaterw/ Eliot Lipp + Clicks & Whistles
10/12Urbana, ILCanopy Clubw/ Eliot Lipp + Clicks & Whistles
10/13Chicago, ILHouse of Bluesw/ Eliot Lipp + Clicks & Whistles
10/18Milwaukee, WITurner Hall Ballroomw/ Eliot Lipp + Clicks & Whistles
10/19Pontiac, MICrofoot Ballroomw/ Eliot Lipp + Clicks & Whistles
10/20Grand Rapids, MIThe Intersectionw/ Eliot Lipp + Clicks & Whistles
10/24Baltimore, MD8×10w/ The Knocks (DJ Set) + Morri$
10/26North Hampton, MAPearl St.w/ The Knocks (DJ Set) + Morri$
10/31Burlington, VTHigher Groundw/ The Knocks (DJ Set) + Morri$
11/1Boston, MARoyale
11/2Syracuse, NYWestcott Theaterw/ The Knocks (DJ Set) + Morri$
11/3Brooklyn, NYBrooklyn Bowl

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