LA Freewaves and 30 artist groups + organizations present “Heal Hear Here” a FREE public healing art event that will feature artistic works, practices, and performances to create a multi-sensory, multicultural environment encouraging Los Angeles to break out of isolation and into a reparative afternoon of collective care in Yaanga, the homelands of the Tongva/Gabrielino/Gabrieleños.
The event will involve Indigenous-informed opening and closing ceremonies, an ancestral walking tour, a labyrinth with listening, a dancing and drumming participatory workshop, art workshops, poetry readings, performance art, community chorus, a large-scale puppet and sound processions, roaming singing, chimes, a star garden, a community sculpture, tea serving, bike rides, and more!
🗓: Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 3:00 – 7:00 pm
📍: LA State Historic Park (1245 N. Spring St., LA CA 90012)
🎟️ : FREE! Register at bit.ly/healhearhere
Save the date and join us as we sooth + connect + harmonize + toast + scream + hum + dismantle + sing + rock + breathe + move + meditate + walk together.
Featuring Artists + Collectives:
Gloria Enedina Alvarez & Darren J. de Leon & Sara Harris Ben-Ari, Ashley Blakeney, Lauren Bon, Tina Calderon & Sharon Chohi Kim & Joel Garcia & Debra Scacco, Ching Ching Cheng & Amanda Sutton Artsy, Amy Chiao, Alison De La Cruz (DeLa) & D’Lo, Jenna Didier & Khayra Mentado, Patricia Fernández, Bee Harris, Lez Bats (Sandra de la Loza & Jess Gudiel), Marcos Lutyens, Maria Maea, Elana Mann & AF31RM & LA Daf Ensemble & Ni Santas & She Loves Collective & Tomorrow Girls Troop, KA McMahon & Sewing Circle, Micah Moch & Diana Wallace, Thinh Nguyen, Ni Santas, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs & Community Chorus & Tany Ling, One Grain of Sand/Beth Peterson, Queer Spa Network, Linda Ravenswood de Montano & Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, Adee Roberson, Sarah Roselena, hannah rubin, Shine Muwasi, Micaela Tobin & Adam Starkopf, and Fabian Wagmister.
In collaboration with: Armory Center for the Arts, artworxLA, Center for Study of Political Graphics, Clockshop, Coaxial Arts Foundation, Craft Contemporary, Crenshaw Dairy Mart, Dublab, Fulcrum Arts, Gyopo, LA Artcore, LA Contemporary Archive, LA Commons, LA Freewaves, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), LA Poverty Department, LA River Public Art Project, LA River State Park Partners, LA State Historic Park, Metabolic Studio, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Project 1521, Self Help Graphics, UCLA-REMAP-cheLA- Pedilucio, and UCLArts & Healing.
LA State Historic Park is located near the Metro, buses, bike routes, and parking. ADA compliant.
This event is made possible with support from the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), and the California Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63), California Arts Council, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Pasadena Art Alliance and LA County Arts Commission.
For more information, visit freewaves.org