Community Arts
Arts weaves the fabric of a community. Through workshops, education initiatives, and community projects, art creates the connective tissue of a neighborhood. It inspires dialogue and builds bridges of understanding between cultures. Arts education sows the seeds of knowledge in the youth, later gestating into a worldview that leads to an enriched, enlightened lives. Community projects make art of, and for, the people.
Wishes Swirl Up Into The City: The Future of the The Griffith Park Teahouse
Wishes Swirl Up Into The City: The Future of the The Griffith Park Teahouse
This week, the Department of Recreation and Parks took down The Griffith Park Teahouse, an anonymous artist collective-installed structure that quickly won the heart of Los Angeles. Artbound asks the collective about the project's future.
What Will the Women's Center For Creative Work Be?
What Will the Women's Center For Creative Work Be?
Previously an office for a window factory, 2425 Glover Place is now home to the Women's Center For Creative Work. The transformative space will serve as a vessel whose meaning is filled by its participants.
Vin Leal's Social Media Mural Links the Urban to the Rural
Vin Leal's Social Media Mural Links the Urban to the Rural
On one wall in Lone Pine, the #socialmediamural depicts landscapes found on smart phone screen shots from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. The street art work is a project by conceptual and visual artist Vin Leal.
Coastal Creativity: The Collaborations of Artist Suzi Bliss and Musician Vincent Bernardy
Coastal Creativity: The Collaborations of Artist Suzi Bliss and Musician Vincent Bernardy
A crossover of music and visual art is taking place in San Luis Obispo. Artist Suzi Bliss, musician/ painter Vince Bernardy, and Blind Melon vocalist Travis Warren are creatives who congregate for collaboration.
The Bowtie Parcel's Narrative Landscape
The Bowtie Parcel's Narrative Landscape
Accessible by mobile phone, designer Rosten Woo's audio tour informs visitors to the Bowtie Parcel about its history and surrounding landscape.
Community Culture Embraced in the Antelope Valley
Community Culture Embraced in the Antelope Valley
In Lancaster, coffee shop and art gallery Sagebrush Café seeks to create "community culture" with its ongoing art exhibits and events.
Hidden In Plain Site: Art About Human Trafficking
Hidden In Plain Site: Art About Human Trafficking
"Hidden in Plain Site: Creative Referendums to Human Trafficking" is a community-based art project addressing human trafficking. It doesn't battle the slavers head on, but suggests on-the-ground actions for non-action heroes.
Life at the Brewery: Artist-in-Residence Randi Hokett On the Creative Colony
Life at the Brewery: Artist-in-Residence Randi Hokett On the Creative Colony
The Brewery Arts Colony, situated in an old Pabst Brewing Company building near Downtown L.A., is the largest artist-in-residence community on the West Coast.
Urban Fruit Trails to Come to Los Angeles Parks
Urban Fruit Trails to Come to Los Angeles Parks
Artists are working with local communities to transform the neighborhoods surrounding Downtown Los Angeles into a walk-able network of Urban Fruit Trails.
Market Makeover: Euclid Market Transformation
Market Makeover: Euclid Market Transformation
Euclid Market in Boyle Heights will have its grand reopening on Saturday, December 14.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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