Chris Gocong

The upcoming Funk Zone art show features the stylings of artists Chris Gocong and Rod Lathim. 

An upcoming art show in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone will feature Carpinteria local and former NFL football player Chris Gocong, as well as artist Rod Lathim. The art show centers around the pair’s artistic styles, offering audiences a look at neon, light and matter. 

“Commen Unity is a creative collective that showcases different mediums of art and brings the people who utilize those mediums together. The intention is to spark dialogue through art and focus on the commonalities that unite us,” said Commen Unity founder Issac Gonzalez. 

The show, which will take place at Commen Unity – 233 Anacapa St. – between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Nov. 9 will also feature music by DJ Shai. There will also be gift cards, men’s haircuts and artwork available for sale and as prizes.

Gocong’s art can be viewed at and Lathim’s art at 


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