LA City Councilwoman Nury Martinez of CD6 and CHAMPION CITY are excited to present the San Fernando Valley community with the first VAN NUYS ARTS FESTIVAL!
THE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS THE SFV COMMUNITY THROUGH ITS ARTS AND CULTURE!
Live Musical Performances
Art Book Fair
Vinyl Pop-Up Store
Live Mural Paintings
Museum Pop-Up’s with artifacts of the SFV
Classic Car Show reflecting the iconic Van Nuys Blvd. cruise scene
Silent Disco DJ party
Art and Photography Exhibitions
Family Arts & Crafts
Local Craft Beer Garden
…and much more.
MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS COMING SOON!
COMMUNITY PARTNERS include:
- Van Nuys Public Library
- Valley Relics Museum
- Van Nuys Cruise Night
- Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC)
- CSUN Arts Department
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If interested in participating, please contact CHAMPION CITY.
The festival is funded through the Private Arts Development Fee Program (ADF) administered by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
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$5 - $6
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5 - 6
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