Found LA

A FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE LA’S UNDISCOVERED NEIGHBORHOODS

On Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2015, L.A. Commons will host its 5th annual Found L.A: Festival of Neighborhoods.  This year, we are partnering with Heyday Books on their upcoming May release LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas.  We are going to work with their contributing authors to build tours of neighborhoods based on their essays in the book, as well as other Angelinos who want to share their unique maps of Los Angeles.
Found L.A. is a FREE, citywide event that showcases culturally dynamic neighborhoods through the eyes of residents, public figures and renowned artists, who generously volunteer to share their unique perspective and passion for their neighborhood.  Found L.A. is open to anyone who wants to organize a tour of their neighborhood, and anyone who wants to learn more about the vast expanse that is Los Angeles.

A list of 2015 Found LA tours and RSVP sign ups will be available soon!

Check out a map of previous tours:

 

Last year, Found LA was based on a mayoral theme, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Great Streets Program. Angelenos explored the main arteries of neighborhoods around the city, developed and not so, and met the people in the center of activity there. Past installments of Found L.A. have included a walk down Central Avenue with former Councilwoman Jan Perry, a visit to the L.A. River via Atwater with then councilman Eric Garcetti, and a presentation by Compton’s Mayor Aja Brown on her urban planning goals.

All tours are open and FREE to the public; people may sign up for multiple tours. For information on how to sign up offer a tour, please contact Karen Mack at LA Commons: Karen@lacommons.org. To get more information on signing up for tours, please “Like” the LA Commons Facebook page or visit the website http://www.lacommons.org/programs/found-la/.

 

 

Councilman Eric Garcetti leading a tour through Atwater Village. "Revisit the Red Car" Mural, part of the Atwater Village tour. Atwater Village tour stops at WOOF Dog Boutique. Elson Trinidad leading a tour through East Hollywood. His tour made stops in in Thai Town, Little Armenia, Barnsdall Park, Healthcare Square, and Hel-Mel Bicycle District. Tour-goers on the corner of Hollywood & Western during their tour of East Hollywood.  The hot dog sitting atop the Thai Hot Dog Stand has since been removed. Site of the first electric pole in Los Angeles, erected in 1916, first stop on the Highland Park tour led by Timothy Sellers. Highland Theatre restored neon sign, part of the Historic Route 66 signage district in Highland Park. Mr.T's Bowl & Nightclub, a bowling alley turned nightclub, dating back to the 1940's. One stop on the Highland Park tour. Timothy Sellers, of the band Artichoke, performs for tour-goers during his tour of Highland Park. View inside Chuco's Justice Center, site of the Inglewood tour led by youth organizers Danae Tapia and David Chavez. Chuco's Justice Center, site of the tour for Inglewood led by youth organizers Danae Tapia and David Chavez. Inglewood tour-goers visiting the graffiti room in Chuco's Justice Center. Tour-goers on the Koreatown tour, led by freelance journalist and food blogger Namju Cho. Nak Won Korean restaurant, on Vermont Ave, one of the stops on the tour of Koreatown.

Photo credits: Julie Du Brow / dubroWORKS PR

 

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Elson Trinidad leading tour-goers through East Hollywood.

2015 Found LA Tours

Coming Soon

 

 2014 Tours

Historic North Figueroa Street
10:00am – 12:00pm
Future Studio
5558 N. Figueroa Street
Highland Park, CA 90042

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Northridge Village
10:00am – 11:00am
Joyce’s Cafe
8826 Reseda Blvd
Northridge, CA 91324

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Mar Vista’s “Great Street” Venice Boulevard
11:00am – 12:00pm
Vintage on Venice
12218 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90066

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Pueblo de Los Angeles
11:00am – 12:00pm
Las Angelitas del Pueblo office
125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Our Renaissance, Our River, Our Reseda!
11:00am – 1:30pm
Magnolia Science Academy
18238 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA 91335

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Pacoima’s “Mural Mile”
11:00 – 2:00pm
Myke’s Cafe
13171 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331

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A Sunday Stroll Through Hyde Park
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Zion Hill Baptist Church
7860 10th Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90043

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The Gateway to the Harbor
1:00pm – 2:30pm
San Pedro Regional Branch Library
931 S. Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

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Historic Hollywood Blvd
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Hollywood/Highland Metro Station
6815 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

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Pico Blvd: Historic and Hip!
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Del Mar Theater
5036 Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

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Jazz and Latin Rhythms along the Avenue
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Jazz Park
Intersection of E. 42nd Place & Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011

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A Fresh Look at Western
4:00pm – 5:30pm
The Bun Shop
151 N. Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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Westwood Village
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Yamato Westwood
1099 Westwood Blvd
Westwood, CA 90024

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Angel City Brewery
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Angel City Brewery Public House
216 S. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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