Specialized Globe Local Color is a San Jose-based arts non-profit that builds multifaceted opportunities that keep their city’s creatives engaged, employed, and active in the community. San Jose, like many California cities, is in a state of flux. As rent and the cost of living increases, it makes less tenable for the city’s artists to have places to live, make, and exhibit their work. Local Color exists to address these issues as holistically as possible, in a way that felt beautiful and scrappy and heartening. They give life and breath and a space for San Jose artists to thrive. It was amazing to witness. Thank you to Erin, Carman, and all the Local Color artists that welcomed us into your studios and lives for two days.