Before the city’s first dedicated contemporary art museum was established, Los Angeles was home to disparate, heterogeneous art scenes with artists forming different nodes and establishing tight networks throughout the city—from Venice to East LA, and from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in the north to the Brockman Gallery in Leimert Park. Artists utilized unconventional contexts including the street, the studio, the art school, and other public spaces to show and present their art while embracing performative and ephemeral actions to engage the public in more immediate ways. In doing so, artists were responding to the possibilities of a burgeoning art scene and the urban sprawl and dispersed landscape of LA.
Continue your creative medium exploration at the Sun Valley Youth Arts Center by registering for one of eight classes for children ages 6 to 17 years. Experiment with painting, coding, origami, photography, ceramics, and more! All materials are included within each course. Registration for five weeks of winter art classes begins February 10, 2024, at 9:00 am till 12:00 pm. Classes will be held February 17th to March 16th, 2024. For more information and to sign up please visit 8642…
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice considers Black image making as a site of protest, contestation, affirmation, and possibility. At CAAM, Fazlalizadeh will present a series of portraits of Black Angelenos wheat-pasted across the atrium’s monumental walls. Based on photographs and conversations that took place this spring while the artist was living in Los Angeles, the portraits ask how safety is inferred, built, and felt for the city’s Black residents.
Kids and teens are invited to help complete portions of artwork celebrating Black History Month on our Main Library Youth area display wall. For youth through 17. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Learn more about Black history and celebrate Black authors and illustrators through reading. Visit smpl.beanstack.org to register. Log your reading and activities to earn badges and entry into a book-pack drawing. For youth through 17 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works and the Bureau of Contract Administration cordially invite you to the 8th annual BuildWith event in collaboration with Mayor Karen Bass, the Office of Budget and Innovation, and the Office of Economic Development. Our theme for this year is “Keeping the City Moving” with a focus on the construction and transportation industries. The two-part, virtual BuildWith 2024 event will provide the opportunity for diverse construction-related businesses to learn about City and…
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