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‘Creative Resilience’ Event Brings Art, Music and Community to Downtown LA – NBC Los Angeles

A pop-up art exhibit brings art to downtown Los Angeles and highlights the work of black and indigenous designers, as well as that of other Angelenos of color, for one final weekend.

There “Creative resilience“The event began last Saturday, October 8 in the Arts District and will run through this Sunday, October 16. During that time, it filled approximately 10,000 square feet of studio and gallery space with art and various live performances.

This art comes entirely from local Angelenos and national artists “whose works raise 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 crafty community experience amplifying the voices of BIPOC Angeleno workers, calling for economic justice, and celebrating a shared cultural history of resilience,” said the event website said. “We will hustle and shine together!”

Emphasis is placed on the history of Angelenos of color, LA work, women in the workforce, and “capitalism and white supremacy as drivers of poverty” as themes to be explored at the event.

Workshops at the event – ​​organized by the People’s Project and the LA Federation of Labor – focused on themes such as helping each other, community and worker activism, while performances range from dance events to slam poetry.

There are also a number of talks and lectures from a wide range of artists and activists on the 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 chargeable, but is free to the public. All interested visitors can get their tickets online or in person the same day they wish to attend.

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

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

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

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