Art of the Streets

Once regarded
strictly as vandalism, Graffiti artwork has pervaded our culture,
appearing on everything from public spaces to album covers, t-shirts to
cell phone wall paper, corporate ads to presidential campaigns. So what
makes this visual expression, sometimes seen only as a nuisance, an art
form? Join some of L.A.’s most prominent "writers" and creative
thinkers for a discussion of graff.

Discussion Panel with Chaz Bojorquez, ManOne, and Roger Gastman

Reception featuring DJ Puffs

Moderated by Elizabeth Morín

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

A Mural Tour of the Arts District

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FREE, RSVP required to atkinson.ashley@gmail.com In fall 2013, the City of Los Angeles legalized murals after having banned them for a decade. Join APA LA, Council District 14 Planning Director Tanner Blackman, and Cindy Schwarzstein of Cartwheel Art for a tour highlighting the murals of the Arts District and what the new Mural Ordinance means […]

AIA Los Angeles – A Greener City Through Better Land-Use – Part 5

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AIA Los Angeles presents… “A Greener City Through Better Land-Use – Part 5” A Breakfast Reception with Art Leahy and Michael LoGrande moderated by Michael Woo Friday, September 24 (8:00-9:30am) City Club on Bunker Hill 333 S. Grand Avenue 54th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90071 Hosted by Parsons Brinckerhoff AIA Members – $15.00 non-members – $30.00 ADVANCE […]

Boyle Heights Briefs: Open Markets, Discussion on Arts District, and Meeting on Metro Owned Sites

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Just because I haven’t been writing about Boyle Heights lately, doesn’t mean nothing is going on. The last couple of weeks saw festivals and community meetings that could create lasting change in Boyle Heights. Last week, the neighborhood celebrated the festival of Santa Cecilia at Mariachi Plaza. The multi-day festivities included a procession and day-long […]

The Week in Livable Streets Events

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Quick confession…I’m not in L.A. this week. If I were, I would be awfully tempted to go to the Safe Routes to Schools/LADOT Pedestrian Advisory meeting on Thursday and the “How Bicycle Friendly Placer Are Made” later that evening. Today! – We’ll be broadcasting a discussion on the mayor’s race and Streetsblog’s coverage strategies going […]

Today’s Headlines

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Mayor Takes His Budget Arguments to City Council (Times) Bike Supporters Dominate Discussion on Bicycle Backbone Network at the Times Good News: Bike Pegs Not Weapons (KTVU) Reward Offered in Hit and Run in South L.A. (Daily News) Support Bicycle Coalition at Art Exchange Fundraiser on Thursday (Downtown News) Bruins for Traffic Relief Hosts Re-Launch […]