LA Commons engages communities in the creation of public art that tells their unique stories and serves as the basis for dialogue, interaction, and a shared understanding of Los Angeles.
Everyone has a story to tell. Our art creation process begins when we gather artists, youth and community members to share stories and reflect on their neighborhoods. Such spaces enrich our sense of community, deep appreciation of neighbors, and the wealth of knowledge and experience among storytellers. These cultural connections inform the theme and artwork designs.
Leimert Park’s Day of the Ancestors: Festival of Masks is an annual celebration of our ancestors and an invocation for the South Central Los Angeles community. It is a multicultural, multigenerational, and multimedia arts event that champions the vast identities and cultures of the African diaspora.
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