Sharing Lemongrass from the garden in Boyle Heights.
Photo Credit: James Rojas
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, […]

October 16, 2015

Councilmember Harris-Dawson So L.A. Tour Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mapping the Soul of South LA with Councilmember Harris-Dawson has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that you might join us for one of our other tours on Saturday and/or Sunday. Please check out our additional tour listings at:

October 13, 2015

New L.A. City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Leads Tour in South L.A.

Saturday October 17th, 9-11am Join South L.A. nativeand Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, of the the Eighth District, as he shares his love of the churches of his home district and the beauty they add to the landscape through unique and often stunning architecture. This intimate vcan tour will start at the famed, First African […]

September 29, 2015

Unknown LA: Navigating ‘LAtitudes, An Angeleno’s Atlas’

On Thursday, October 8, KPCC and L.A. Commons join forces to present a dynamic evening with “LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas” essayists Rosten Woo, Sylvia Sukop, and Michael Jaime-Becerra to explore the complexities of the beautiful Los Angeles. The evening will serve as a prelude to L.A. Commons’ fifth annual Found L.A. festival, a weekend of free tours around town. More info […]

August 7, 2015

2015 Lagos Nigeria Cultural Exchange Trip Video

This amazing trip was made possible through funding from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Exchange International program. Karen Mack, Beth Peterson, Ben Caldwell and Metabrafor Agindotan spend two weeks as guests of Nike Davie Okundaye, the members of Adduni & Nefretiti, and the wonderful people of Lagos, Nigeria.

July 9, 2015

2015 Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

On June 28th, 2015 a much-anticipated day finally arrived— the Day of the Ancestors: Festival of the Masks. For months, traditional artists, youth artists, youth groups, and diverse community members and LA Commons staff had been pouring their hearts into making this magical day possible. In preparation for Festival of the Masks, youth artists from […]

June 10, 2015

Center for Nonprofit Management 501(c)onference 2015

From Tuesday June 2nd to Wednesday the 3rd, the Center for Non-profit Management held their annual 501(c)onference in Downtown Los Angeles for non-profit representatives to learn how to better their organization, and network with other non-profits from across the city. LA Commons provided a creative community building activity at the conference, with the mission of […]

Long Beach “Beach Days”

Saturday was cool and overcast day in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach but there wasn’t a frown in sight. “Beach Streets”, an event put on by the city, allowed a long strip of Atlantic Ave to be temporarily closed from cars, instead opening it up for walking, bicycling, and socializing. Starting at Wardlow Rd., Atlantic Ave […]

May 14, 2015

Free Workshops for Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks

Saturdays from 2-4pm through June 27th DRUM! SING! Come make MASKS and COSTUMES! Please join us for this incredible, FREE, workshop series and be a part of the procession! Adults, teens, and children are always welcome. Childcare is provided, Attend once, twice or for the entire series! KAOS Network, 4343 Leimert Blvd, L.A. 90008 These events […]

April 7, 2015

Spring Into Love Event

This passed week, I (Joseph, LA Commons intern) had the opportunity to attend the Spring Into Love event with Damorye (intern) and Astrid from LA Commons. This event consisted of several different high school students from schools in Los Angeles gathering together to learn more about sex education and how to practice safe sex. There were […]