It’s time to sign up for the next festival For All Skid Row Artists!
8th Festival For All Skid Row Artists – Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 22, 2017 – Each day from 1 to 5 PM
In Gladys park – At the corner of 6th Street and Gladys Avenue, in Skid Row, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Artists can sign up by responding to this email: Henriette@lapovertyept.org or call: 310-227 6071
Please tell us:
* Your name / name of the group
* What are you going to present: perform – read poetry – exhibit art work – create art – cut hair – – –
* When would you like to show it: Saturday or Sunday / 5 min. – 10 min. – 15 min. slots for performers
* Your tech. needs – exhibit needs: How many mic’s, plug-in’s for guitar, what kind of CD or audio file you’ll bring, etc.
The annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists has become one of the most anticipated grassroots cultural events in the area. At last year’s festival over 150 Skid Row Artists performed or displayed their artwork to enthusiastic audiences. Many, such as Franc’s Melting Pot, Unkal Bean, Gary Brown and the Nu-Bluez Ologist, will be back and Crushow The Last Dragon will perform a song dedicated to our MC KevinMichael Key, who died this summer. A select number of artists from outside Skid Row, including Street Symphony, Raspin Stuwart and the Brasil Brasil Cultural Center’s Capoeira group will perform and lead workshops as well.
Festival attendees are invited to participate in the workshops and creativity stations and to give their input for SKID ROW NOW & 2040, a community plan in response to The Department of City Planning’s community plan for Skid Row. There will be creative stations for writing and painting, a guided meditation and sitting yoga workshop and poet Jen Hofer will write letters and poems in English & Spanish on demand. LAPD’s Festival for All Skid Row Artists gives audiences a chance to hear what you usually don’t hear about Skid Row: that it is a community rich with talent!
Los Angeles Poverty Department celebrates and preserves the rich artistic heritage of Skid Row and since 2009 has kept a registry of Skid Row artists, which now numbers more than 600. The Festival for All Skid Row Artists is produced by Los Angeles Poverty Department with partners United Coalition East Prevention Project (UCEPP) and Lamp Arts Program.