WALK THE TALK (2012), Skid Row, Los Angeles


WALK THE TALK, a project that combines performance, visual art and community conversations about some of the extraordinary people and groups that have made community on Skid Row by Los Angeles Poverty Department.

Walk the Talk is no ordinary walk. It’s a parade! A brass band, Paradigm Brass, (plus pick up musicians), lead the way. It’s a performance! LA Poverty Department brings the neighborhood to life with performances along the parade route that pay tribute to neighborhood initiatives and 36 men and women whose contributions to the community call for a big, blaring celebration. It’s visual art dancing down the street! That’s right, we’re holding high 36 unbelievable gorgeous portraits of these hardworking people, that have been created by bighearted, big brained street artist Mr. Brainwash. It’s an epic history of Skid Row! This peripatetic performance brings the history of the community to life and the 36 portraits are destined for a permanent outdoor site in the community that will keep this history alive.

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