Tonight in Lucha Libre: A Peat Wollaeger Extravaganza on Cherokee Street

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Ever seen a giant wooden lucha libre mask stuck on a wall somewhere in St. Louis (or should we say San Luis?) and wondered where it came from? Qué suerte, this weekend is your chance to find out.

Renowned stencil artist Peat Wollaeger is back with the latest installment of his Luchador Collab-o-Mask series. This time around, in honor of the weekend's Ocho de Mayo festivities, Wollaeger handed out blank wooden Mexican wrestler masks to eighteen artists from Cherokee Street. They decorated them and he filled in the eyes and mouths. It's an idea that's as simple as it is cool.

Details on the event (which features live lucha libre wrestling!) after the jump...

Via the event's Facebook page...
Stencil Artist Peat Wollaeger (stenSOUL.com) collaborates with 18+ Cherokee Street Artists for this years Luchador Collab-o-mask Featuring All new masks by Ryan Frank, Sleepy Kitty, Casey Miller, All Along Press, Cranky Yellow, Phil Jarvis, Chris Sabatino (art monster), Bryan Walsh, Killer Napkins, Daniel Gaeng, Robert Tapley Bustamante, Langley, Lyndsey Scott with the GraceSpace Girls, Amy Van Donsel, Sarah Paulsen, Myles, Mike Stashny, Scott Pondrom, Anchovy, Keith A. Buchholz, the boys from Firecracker Press, Adam Henske BURN353 and more!!!

Peat has distributed blank wooden mexican wrestler masks to over 125 artists to date and asked them to paint their style in to the background. Once painted they returned them to Peat and he stenciled in the details of the face.

OPENS: Friday May 7
All Along Press
2712 Cherokee Street
7pm - 10pm

Featuring live Wrestlers and drinks.
BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR LUCHA MASKS TO THE OPENING!!!

Also open after the Parade on Saturday during the Cherokee Street celebration of Cinco de Mayo on May 8th.

FOOD WILL BE SERVED BY LOS PUNK!

Adult Beverages By Schalfly

VIEW MASKS FROM PAST SHOWS HERE!
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