‘Creative Resilience’ Event Brings Art, Music and Community to Downtown LA – GNT NEWS

The pop-up art show brings art to downtown Los Angeles and highlights the work of Black and Indigenous creators, as well as other Angelenos of color, for one final weekend.

Creative Resilience” The event began last Saturday, October 8 in the Arts District, and runs until this Sunday, October 16. During that time, it filled approximately 10,000 square meters of workshop and gallery space with art and various live performances.

That art comes from local Angelenos and national artists “whose works raise the themes of the modern worker and the new challenges they face every day,” according to a press release about the event.

“Join us for a community arts experience amplifying the voices of BIPOC Angeleno workers, calling for economic justice, and celebrating a shared cultural history of resilience,” event website says. “Together we will hustle and shine!”

Additional focus is on the history of Angelenos of color, labor in LA, women in the workforce, and “capitalism and white supremacy as a driving force of poverty” as topics to be explored at the event.

Workshops at the event — organized by the People’s Project and the LA Federation of Labor — focused on topics such as self-help, community and labor activism, while performances ranged from dance events to slam poetry.

There are also numerous discussions and talks by a wide range of artists and activists schedule. On Friday, October 14, for example, LA photographer Estevan Oriol will participate in a discussion moderated by KCRW host Anthony Valadez.

The event is ticketed but free to the public. All interested visitors can purchase their tickets online or in person on the day they wish to attend.

The event opens at 11 a.m. and ends at 11 p.m. on weekends, while on weekdays it lasts from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Free street parking is available or drivers can park in any of the following paid lots:

  • 826 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
  • 1932 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
  • 1716 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
  • 1800 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
  • 930 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021
  • 608 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
  • 690 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Click here to find out more and book a free ticket.

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