EAST HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (July 8, 2011) — The East Hollywood Neighborhood Council and the East Hollywood Arts and Culture Committee announce the third annual ArtCycle, a community event designed to celebrate the arts, bicycling, public space, and sustainable living in the heart of Los Angeles. ArtCycle will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 2 – 10 p.m., on Santa Monica Blvd. between Vermont Ave. and Virgil Ave.
ArtCycle is a street fair with a decidedly do-it-yourself artistic twist. Everything from the planning to setting up to holding the event is done with grass roots participation by denizens of East Hollywood, one of the most diverse and eclectic neighborhoods in all of Los Angeles. Activities such as “stamping parties” to create handmade fliers to publicize ArtCycle to mass-participation street art projects on the day of the event all help to bring together the many elements of a vibrant community.
The previous two ArtCycle events were enormously successful, according to Jennifer Moran and Enci Box, producers of ArtCycle and chairs of the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council Arts and Culture Committee, the body responsible for planning and presenting ArtCycle.
In 2009, thousands of people flocked to the East Hollywood Bicycle District at the intersection of Heliotrope Ave. and Melrose Ave. to view art and meet artists, tour local galleries, create their own art, watch live music, dance, eat, and generally enjoy a bit of car-free street goodness.
In 2010, ArtCycle was moved to Santa Monica Blvd. to spotlight the need for more parks and public space in this community of nearly 60,000 residents. The second ArtCycle offered much
more in the way of artists showing their creations, live bands and DJs, food trucks, performance art, bike rides to visit local galleries and to discover public art, and lots of happy people on bicycles.
“ArtCycle 2011 is shaping up to be an even bigger and better event than the previous years,” said Moran. “We are planning to have more artists, more bands and DJs for all tastes, a variety of bicycle tours to community art galleries and architectural landmarks, and many more opportunities for people to express their own creativity.”
ArtCycle will also feature an art competition, collaborative street art projects, food trucks and other vendors, and a full day of DJs and live music. This event is Metro accessible via the Vermont/Santa Monica Red Line station and plenty of Metro bus routes. ArtCycle will also offer bike valet parking for people who ride to the event.
The East Hollywood Arts and Culture Committee is collaborating with the organizers of Park[ing] Day LA, the Hollywood Arts Council, and Sustainable Streets to celebrate open, people-friendly streets at this year’s ArtCycle. The performance stage at the Third Annual East Hollywood ArtCycle is being provided by the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council.
More information about ArtCycle is available at www.ArtCycleLA.com. For questions or to find out how you can participate as an artist, musician, or vendor, contact Jennifer and Enci firstname.lastname@example.org.
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