Steve Triola at the clown museum he’s planning to open up next year in Barstow, California. I first met Steve on the Venice Beach boardwalk back in 2011. He’s been a working clown in LA for the past 25 years. He mostly does birthday parties in lower income areas…but between gigs you can catch him making balloon animals for tips at various restaurants & farmers markets around town. Steve is a history buff and a bit of a world traveler, his lifelong dream has been to open a clown museum with all the funky artifacts he’s collected on his journeys over the years. I was happy to hear that Steve bought an abandoned doctors office in Barstow (halfway between LA & Vegas) and the museum is finally coming to life…this place is gonna be crazy!