MacArthur Park Press Release

Beth Peterson (323)620-6822 tel

Story Summit, Aztec Dancing, Musical Performances, and Cultural Celebration in MacArthur Park

WHAT: Los Angeles, CA (April 2014): On Thursday, April 24th, LA Commons, in conjunction with LA2050 Listens, will host a Story Summit in MacArthur Park to launch its latest youth art program. The community is invited to gather and share their stories and visions of a better MacArthur Park, enjoy food provided by Mama’s Hot Tamales and local entertainment. The Story Summit offers an opportunity for members of the community to interact with local youth, to better engage them in their surroundings as well as help them understand issues related to the MacArthur Park area. Their questions and discovery drive their purpose for the artwork which will be installed in the Park at a later date.

The event begins at 4pm and will feature performances by local Aztec dancers, local elementary school students, the Heart of Los Angeles organization, a Mayan Marimba group, Peruvian dance troupe, and arts and crafts workshops facilitated by local artists. This is a free, family friendly event open to all.

This project is supported by the city of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the James Irvine Foundation, Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation, and LA2050, an initiative funded by a grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation.

WHEN: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:00PM – 7:00pm

WHERE: MacArthur Park at Lake and West 7th Street

COST: Free for all ages

INFO: For additional information, please visit or contact Beth Peterson at beth@lacommons or 323-620-6822