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.
Much of Simmons’s work in this exhibit centers on his signature erasure techniques. Early in his career, he drew in white chalk on readymade chalkboards or directly onto slate-painted walls, then smudged the images with his hands. In recent years, he has adapted the process to canvas and large-scale wall works, such as “Blue Field Explosions” (2009), a monumental drawing in the stadium that is home to the Dallas Cowboys. Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00…
Adler Guerrier (b. 1975, Port-au- Prince) is best known for his work in photography and printmaking that explores the poetics and politics of place. He examines the public space of the street as a site for civil discourse and disobedience and the more private realm of the home and yard as places for meditative observation and reverie—addressing both as political spheres. Guerrier’s new project for CAAM continues his investigation of history’s relationship to landscape, picturing what the artist has described…
The exhibition charts the story of gospel in LA, including the Azusa Street Revival in 1906, the Great Migration to Los Angeles in the 1940’s, musical innovators within black church congregations, its key role during the Civil Rights era, and the thriving commercial success it enjoyed afterward. Each period contributed to producing a global musical phenomenon that shifted American popular culture and politics—and uplifted the country for generations. Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00 a.m. –…
Meleko Mokgosi’s large-scale episodic painting cycle Bread, Butter, and Power forms the newest chapter in his ongoing series Democratic Intuition, which seeks to explore ideas about the many ways that democratic concepts influence our lives, loves, and relationships on macro- and micro-levels. This twenty-panel installation interrogates the theme of feminism in the context of southern Africa, and considers the consequences of dividing labor practices by gender. Sponsored by Fowler Museum
Three colorful forty-foot chariots, handmade in the ancient Indian tradition, are hand pulled by huge ropes down Main St. in Santa Monica, accompanied by musicians, singers, and dancers. The parade ends at the festival site at Ocean Front Park in Venice. At the site, huge tents house exhibits, food stands, and two stages. Free vegetarian meals are served to fifteen thousand attendees. Children’s activities include face painting, arts and crafts, and entertainment for family and kids. Sponsor: International Society for…