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17 Oct 2013

Snapshot: The Independent's Monthly-Edition Launch Party

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Ryan "Motel" Campbell stands next to his almost-completed mural, which was created at the Independent's launch party. It will be available as part of the LGBT Community Center of the Desert's Center Stage silent auction on Oct. 30. Ryan "Motel" Campbell stands next to his almost-completed mural, which was created at the Independent's launch party. It will be available as part of the LGBT Community Center of the Desert's Center Stage silent auction on Oct. 30. Kevin Fitzgerald

It was not just another night in downtown Palm Springs.

Hundreds of people from across the Coachella Valley and beyond gathered at Clinic Bar and Lounge in downtown Palm Springs on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 16, for the Coachella Valley Independent's Monthly-Edition Launch Party. 

The crowd was enticed by a live work of art created in front of their eyes by Ryan "Motel" Campbell; a DJ set by All Night Shoes (aka Alex Harrington), followed by several sets from The Vibe; and, of course, two hours of free drinks.

Scroll down to see some photos of the event (most of which were taken by Kevin Fitzgerald). If you have pics you'd like to add to the photo gallery, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thanks to all who came, as well as the fine folks at Clinic Bar and Lounge, and Venus Studios Art Supply.

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