On the first Thursday of each month, the artists, entertainers, and business people of San Pedro celebrate the arts with an evening of open galleries, studios, street vendors, and live entertainment in the San Pedro Arts & Culture Entertainment District.
1st Thursday San Pedro Art Walk:
‘Blissful Introspection’ by Komla Letsu Phillip
This solo show by Komla Letsu Phillip is a collective of acrylic canvases painted by the artist in his studio in Ho, Ghana. In his first solo presentation, Komla promotes genuine acceptance of oneself. In a world where we are constantly stimulated, Komla uses his work to express what silence makes him feel. The works depict figures in lively settings with distinctive blue eyes that subliminally signify mental peace.
The Trailblazing Career of Mary Louise Schmidt
The Trailblazing Career of Mary Louise Schmidt: How the 1936 House and Garden Exhibition Became a Launching Pad for Innovative Small Homes in Los Angeles and Reshaped the Built Environment of California In 1936, little-known housing advocate and shrewd businesswoman Mary Louise Schmidt organized what might be the most significant architecture show of the 20th century — right here in Los Angeles. This free self-guided Trail map and research report explores the exteriors of the still-standing homes featured at…
Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War
ProQuest History Vault provides a wealth of key archival materials with a single search. Researchers can access digitized letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and many more primary sources. Collections are organized into three modules: Slavery and the Law, Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantation Records, Part 1 and Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantation Records, Part 2.
African American History Month Collection- Videos
A collection of over 50 youtube videos ranging from Chicago House music through the Rodney King riots to an interview with RuPaul.
African American ALOUD Podcasts
Numerous African American-related events have taken place at the Mark Taper Auditorium as part of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ ALOUD series. Explore those conversations online.