Avenue 50 Studio

Walk into Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park and you will learn why this organization is more than an art gallery. Operating for more than eight years and hosting more than 80 shows, this arts service organization, grounded in Latino culture, features artists and poets whose work may not be represented in mainstream galleries.

It serves as a community hub of activities that engage and inform multicultural understanding through shows and workshops that reflect the diverse demographics of Northeast L.A. Avenue 50's monthly shows range from art exhibits such as Holy Nuptials: A Survery of Artwork Based on the Theme of Marriage to poetry workshops like Mujerismo: An Afternoon Of Strong Latina Poets.

After visiting Avenue 50 Studios, grab a fish taco and Horchata from Chico's Mexican Restaurant down the street and head over to the Cactus Gallery for more artwork from local Los Angeles artists. Departures partnered with Avenue 50 in the production of Painting the Walls - a series chronicling the rise of Chicano/Chicana art collectives in Highland Park.

NOTE: For upcoming events, check out the Avenue 50 Studio website: http://www.avenue50studio.com/index.shtml
or call (323) 258-1435.

DIRECTIONS TO START
TRANSIT: Take the Gold Line to Avenue 57 (Highland Park) Station. Stay on Meridian and walk 7 blocks to Avenue 50. Make a left turn and cross over the railroad tracks. Avenue 50 Studio is on the corner of the Metro Line and Avenue 50.

CAR: Take the 110 North, exit left on Avenue 52, left on Figueroa, right on Avenue 50, parking is in back on the far left side of the gallery.

SIGHTSEEING
Heritage Square Museum This site in Montecito Heights provides a home for many Victorian-era structures that have been saved from demolition by the work of preservationists and historians.
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 225-270

Cactus Gallery and Gifts Latino owned and operated, the Cactus Gallery promotes local Los Angeles artists and artisans from Argentina. Monthly shows feature a varied display of traditional art forms, outsider art, and folk art.
4534 Eagle Rock Boulevard
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
(323) 256-6117

NEARBY PARKS
Sycamore Grove Park This park offers barbecue pits, children's play areas, picnic tables, lit tennis courts, a bandshell, and concession stand. In the summer, the park is the site of a performing arts festival.
4702 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 255-0370

Ernest E. Debs Regional Park This mid-sized park in the Arroyo affords the best views, great hiking trails, and 100 picnic tables with over 20 barbecue pits.
4235 Monterey Road
Los Angeles, California 90032
(213) 847-3989

DINING
Chico's Mexican Restaurant Chico's colorful exterior is hard to miss, and people rave about their tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more.
100 North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 254-2445

Fidel's Pizza An established neighborhood pizzeria since 1977, Fidel's Pizza offers thick crusted pizzas with delectable tangy sauce, sandwiches on toasted Italian Rolls, and pasta.
307 North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(323) 256-1996 ‎

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