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August 1, 2016

A Weekend of Music and Getting Out the Vote in South LA

This weekend LA Commons ran an arts booth at two big South L.A. summer festivals as part of Community Coalition’s #GoVote campaign. On July 30th, the Expo Center Summer Music Festival gave stage to the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) groups of Expo Center; family and community members gathered to hear the variety of youth […]



July 26, 2016

South LA Mural Celebration

On Thursday, July 21, we celebrated and thanked the artists, youth mentors, students, Equipo Verde, and the sponsor Trust for Public Land for their hard work and involvement in the story summit beginnings for the South LA Alley Mural project. Noni Olabisi, Juan Reyes, Lilia Ramirez, and youth mentor, Nancy Vargas, were all there in celebration. Each of the […]



June 28, 2016

Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

What a day!!!!!!!!! Thank you to everyone who helped with and took part in the 6th Annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks. The Procession was magical as a lone masked figure beckoned the crowd forward with his flute, and drummers led the way followed by traditional artists, village elders, youth and community members. […]



Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

What a day!!!!!!!!! Thank you to everyone who helped with and took part in the 6th Annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks. The Procession was magical as a lone masked figure beckoned the crowd forward with his flute, and drummers led the way followed by traditional artists, village elders, youth and community members. […]



June 21, 2016

Break Bread For Ramadan

This month’s new moon on June 5th marked the beginning of the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. LA Commons hosted a first ever kick-off with L.A’s Muslim community to welcome this sacred time by bringing together Muslims and non-Muslims to celebrate. Artmaking, music, food, poetry and prayer set the tone for a month of fasting and […]



May 23, 2016

Mask Workshops in Leimert Park Village

Drum! Dance! Make Masks! Free Workshops Through June! Saturdays from 2pm – 4pm May 14th, 21st & 28th June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th KAOS Network 4343 Leimert Blvd, LA 90008 Be a part of creating the procession for the Leimert Park Day of the Ancestors: Festval of Masks. Adults, teens and children are always welcome. […]



April 1, 2016

2016 Summer Marketing Intern Position Filled

Internship 10-week Project: The intern will execute marketing strategies the fourth annual Day of the Ancestor: Festival of Masks (FOM) and the tenth season of LA Common’s cultural tourism initiative, Trekking LA: Local Adventures in a Global City. The marketing intern will play an important role in disseminating information about the FOM workshops and festival, […]



February 26, 2016

Call for Lead Visual Artists

LA Commons is partnering with KAOS Network to produce the 6th Annual Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks in Leimert Park. The festival is inspired by West African and Diaspora mask and procession traditions and is an opportunity for community members of all ages to: honor ancestors, create art in response to issues facing […]



December 8, 2015

MacArthur Park Student Art Stories



November 9, 2015

2015 Found LA Was A Success

Another year, another round of great tours – lead by people who love where they live and what they do and graciously share their enthusiasm with the rest of Los Angeles. This year LA Commons heeded the message that one day was not enough, and so tour opportunities were available on either Saturday or Sunday, […]