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, 2017 and Sunday, October 22, 2015, 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 will join 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 evening Guatemalan street market that takes place nightly in Westlake; A visit to Judy Baca’s seminal “Great Wall of Los Angeles” in the Tujunga Wash in North Hollywood; and a walk to experience the vibrant Oaxacan community in Pico Union.  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.

Check out a map of last year’s tours:

All tours are open and FREE to the public, but registration is required. People may sign up for multiple tours.  More information on registering will be available soon on our website, please visit https://www.lacommons.org/programs/found-la/. For information on how to offer a tour, please contact Karen Mack at LA Commons: karen@lacommons.org.

Want to Lead A Tour? Sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SGLML52

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.

2016 Found LA Tours

(2017 Tours coming soon)

 

A Sacred Neighborhood: Thai Town
Saturday, October 15th
9:00am – 11:00am
Thailand Plaza
5321 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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The Legacy of Biddy Mason
Saturday, October 15th
10:00am – 11:30am
First African Methodist Episcopal Church
2270 S Harvard Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
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Ancient Spirituality in a Modern City
Saturday, October 15th
11:00am – 2:00pm
Bhagavad Gita Museum/Hare Krishna Temple & Restaurant
3764 Watseka Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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The History of Wat Thai of Los Angeles
Saturday, October 15th
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Wat Thai of Los Angeles
8225 Coldwater Canyon Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91605
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The Tao of Chinatown
Saturday, October 15th
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Cathay Manor
600 N Broadway St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Christ’s Mission for the Living & Dead
Saturday, October 15th
3:30pm – 5:00pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
10777 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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The True Source of Yoga: Self Realization Fellowship
Sunday, October 16th
9:30am – 11:30am
Self Realization Fellowship Hollywood Temple
4860 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90027
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Wilshire Boulevard Temple: Intersecting Art and Spirituality
Sunday, October 16th
11:00am – 12:00pm
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
3663 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
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A Rare Zen Ceremony
Sunday, October 16th
11:00am – 1:00pm
Zen Center of Los Angeles
923 S Normandie Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006
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Preserving Japanese Culture & Buddhism in a Changing Neighborhood
Sunday, October 16th
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Senshin Buddhist Temple
1311 W 37th St
Los Angeles, CA 90007
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Shia & Sunni in Los Angeles: Part 1
October 16th
1:00pm – 3:00pm
King Fahad Mosque
10980 Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90232
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Finding Peace Within
October 16th
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens
3500 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
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Shia & Sunni in Los Angeles: Part 2
Sunday, October 16th
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Iman Cultural Center
3376 Motor Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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