Los Feliz Art & Food Festival
This year, I have had the pleasure of working with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs as a Festival Producer. The process has been so rewarding and helped me scale up the kinds of events I’ve been producing for more than a decade.
This October 26th, I’ll produce the 1st Annual Los Feliz Arts & Food Festival, presented by Los Angeles District 4 Councilmember David Ryu. The festival will activate the vibrant, close-knit neighborhood of Los Feliz, nestled between Griffith Park, Silverlake and the Los Angeles River. The community has a long history of local activism and dedication to the improvement of the neighborhood. It is a true gem where Angelenos from every part of the City come to visit to enjoy the scene.
The festival is an invitation to create in community through interactive artworks that celebrate our relationships to food and each other. Festival-goers will experience a range of accessible art-making activities that welcome public participation and result in public artworks. Folks will create original take home prints and collaborate in making a public mural as we visually explore our relationships to food and place with activities that cross language and cultural barriers.
We'll work with local community groups, local businesses and artists/organizations, such as the Los Feliz Neighborhood Council, the Los Feliz Village Business Improvement District, and other community groups.
Of note, the festival will be part of the conCURRENT calendar under the larger CURRENT:LA international triennial that uses contemporary art as a way to deepen connections on issues affecting Los Angeles and other global cities to inspire civic discourse. It's an initiative that shifts art away from the museum environment and places temporary public art projects and public programs in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles where residents and visitors live, work, and play.
This event will be lively, festive and inspire people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces. Visit the festival website for more details and updates.