Found LA


7th Annual Found L.A.: FREE Festival of Neighborhoods Expands to 2 days, October 21 & 22, Offers Tours Inspired by PACIFIC STANDARD TIME


On Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22, 2017, the non-profit L.A. Commons will host its 7th annual Found L.A: Festival of Neighborhoods.  The weekend of tours is inspired by the Getty’s ambitious PACIFIC STANDARD TIME which in its third iteration highlights Latin American art in Los Angeles and throughout the Americas.  PST: LA/LA will focus on such subjects as luxury objects in the pre-Columbian Americas, 20th-century Afro-Brazilian art, alternative spaces in Mexico City, and boundary-crossing practices of Latino artists.

LA Commons joins in this celebration of Latin American culture across Southern California by focusing Found LA on the vibrant latino culture taking place in Los Angeles neighborhoods. The free tours will include an exploration of the intersection of Vera Cruz, Japan and African music & dance at FandangObon in Little Tokyo; a visit to Pacioma’s Mural Mile with muralist Kristy Sandoval; and a walk to experience the vibrant Salvadorian community in South LA. PST: LA/LA provides the perfect jumping off point to connect with LA neighborhoods and the dynamic, but often overlooked street culture.

Found L.A. is a FREE, annual citywide event that showcases culturally dynamic neighborhoods through the eyes of residents, public figures and renowned artists, who 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.  As part of Found L.A., culture seekers explore historic boulevards, sample delicious foods in unknown corridors, and hear little known stories, among many other adventures in communities all around the city.

This program is made possible by funding from AirBnB and the Herb Alpert Foundation.

All tours are open and FREE to the public, but registration is required. People may sign up for multiple tours.  More information on registering is available at :

For information on how to offer a tour, please contact Karen Mack at LA Commons:

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Elson Trinidad leading tour-goers through East Hollywood.

2017 Found LA Tours


Honoring the Ancestors
Saturday, October 21st
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Avenue 50 Studio
131 N. Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA 90042
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Pola Lopez – Largely Invisible
Saturday, October 21st
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Rock Rose Gallery
4108 N. Figueroa Street
Highland Park, CA 90065
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A Visit with Tia Chucha
Saturday, October 21st
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural
13197 Gladstone Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342
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Hanging with the Homies
Saturday, October 21st
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Homeboy’s Industries
130 W. Bruno Street
Chinatown, CA 90012
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Salvador Corridor
Saturday, October 21st
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Olympic Community Police Station
1330 S. Vermont Avenue
Pico Union, CA 90006
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Modern Mayan
Saturday, October 21st
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Heriberto Luna Studio
814 N. San Fernando Road
Cypress Park, CA 90065
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Pacoima’s “Mural Mile”
Sunday, October 22nd
10:00am – 12:00pm
Myke’s Café
13171 Van Nuys Blvd
Pacoima, CA 91331
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Plaza de la Raza
Sunday, October 22nd
11:00am – 11:30am
Plaza de la Raza – Cultural Center for the Arts & Education
3540 North Mission Road
Lincoln Heights, CA 90031
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Come FandangObon!
Sunday, October 22nd
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S. San Pedro Street
Little Tokyo, CA 90012
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An Artivist for Community Identity
Sunday, October 22nd
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Ben Botello Mural to Colibri Boutique
4560 Cesar Chavez Avenue
East L.A., CA 90022
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