Artbound Episode 1

Artbound explores the arts and culture of Southern California through articles, essays, and thinkpieces by more than 30 contributors in 11 counties. These correspondents cover cultural happenings in the communities where they live, providing an inside look at art across the region. Then the Artbound audience votes online for an article to be made into a short online video. Those videos are then assembled into the broadcast television show debuting on Open Call, August 16, at 9:00 p.m.

And if you're watching tonight's broadcasts and you have questions for the artists or just want to share your opinion about the featured art, use your Twitter or Facebook account to participate Artbound's live streaming chat. Click on to this page starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Experience a few of Artbound's mini-documentaries below: