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12th Festival for All Skid Row Artists
In Gladys Park
, 808 E.  6th Street (corner of Gladys Avenue)
October 16 from 12 noon to 5pm.

The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) presents the 12th annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists on Saturday, October 16 from 12 noon to 5pm.  Can you believe it?  The 12th Festival is happening IN REAL LIFE (IRL)! 

We’re calling it “The Half-Way Back Festival” —because we’re doing it all on Saturday (as opposed to the weekend long Festivals— pre-pandemic). 

The festival features non-stop performing with plenty of music, and wall to wall visual art.  Taking place in Gladys Park, the festival is one of the most anticipated grassroots cultural events in Skid Row where over 100 Skid Row Artists perform or display their artwork to enthusiastic audiences.  Many festival veterans are preparing new acts and works of art, while some brave newbies will get on-stage for the very first time to make their contribution to the vibrant mix that is Skid Row artistic culture.  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.

Festival attendees are invited to participate in a range of artist facilitated workshops and creativity stations.
Free Covid testing and vaccinations will be offered as well as “Skid Row Artist, Menacing Cool” face masks.

LAPD partners with Studio 526 (the art project of The People Concern) and United Coalition East Prevention Project (UCEPP) to produce the festival.

If you’d like to perform or exhibit your artwork at the 12th FESTIVAL FOR ALL SKID ROW ARTISTS please sign up in advance!
Write an email to: info@lapovertydept.org
Or leave a message on our office phone: 213-413.1077 and we’ll call you right back!
You can also sign up for the open mic, from 3-4pm, at the entrance of the park on October 16 starting at 12 noon.


To keep everyone safe, we will ask everyone to wear a “menacing cool” face mask and make sure to keep everyone physically distanced.

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Since 2010, every year in October, Los Angeles Poverty Department produces the Festival for All Skid Row Artists in Gladys Park on Skid Row. LAPD collects information about the artists, documents their work and creates an artists’ registry.
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