Hailed by the LA Weekly as “Best Art Show,” I Am 8-Bit returns to Los Angeles this summer, for its fourth annual exhibition.

The show was initially launched in April of 2005, when visual artists interpreted classic videogames like Mario, Sonic, and Pac-Man, and the event quickly mushroomed into one of L.A.’s largest collective art exhibitions.

The 2008 edition will feature over 100 artists from both the street and gallery worlds, including Hawaii native Angry Woebots, Mexican animator Jorge R. Gutierrez, animator and designer Joe Ledbetter, painter Carlos Ramos, illustrator Jose Emroca Flores, and many, many more. Expect interpretations of famous videogame characters in the form of drawings, paintings, sculptures, and plush toys.

The exhibition takes place at the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery in Hollywood. An opening reception is set for August 14 at 8 p.m. The exhibition runs through September 7.

Images by Tessar Lo (left) and Nate Frizzell (right).