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


Leimert Takes Steps Toward Re-Branding with Pop-Up Plaza and More this Weekend

As I listened to speakers on the “Creative Industry Business Development, Tourism Markets, Branding, Marketing, Event Management, Business Alliances, and Program Partnerships” panel at the Leimert Park Design Charrette this past January, one question kept bothering me: Why is so much discussion being directed at marketing Leimert Park to the international arena? It makes perfect […]

What the Heck Is Going on with the Regional Connector (Part 3)

Negotiations continue between representatives of the Financial District and Metro staff concerning the tunneling options for the Connector through the district continue this week behind closed doors according to sources familiar with both sides of the negotiation.  Both Metro and the Mayor’s Office have ignored attempts to ask about the status of the discussions and nobody was […]

A Mural Tour of the Arts District

FREE, RSVP required to 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 […]