Leimert Park
"Degnan, a river, a new Nile on whose banks young poets sharpen their hearts." – Kamau Daaood

Leimert Park Village is the center of African-American culture in Los Angeles.  Walk its streets and you’ll experience the soul of this community through wonderful; food, music and people.  Throughout the year, you’ll find fun community events like The World Stage Jazz Festival, the annual Kwanza Festival, Fourth of July fireworks, and book signings at Eso Won Books, making this urban oasis a great destination for locals and tourists.

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 […]

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 […]