Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Explore Mid-City.....by bicycle!

Folk Art Bike Ride

Gather time: 12:00 pm
Ride time: 12:30 pm
(Ends approx 2:30 pm)

Ride begins and ends at CAFAM
5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90036

Free parking available on 8th St. / Metered on Curson & Stanley

Co-sponsored by Folk Art Everywhere, a project of the Craft and Folk Art Museum, and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.
Ride is FREE!

SEE art in the Folk Art Everywhere project
EXPLORE unique shops and cultural centers
TOUR Mid-City/Mid-Wilshire in a fun, easygoing way
MEET other art-and-bike lovers!

The ride begins at CAFAM, where tour-goers may visit two new exhibitions. Then the ride will stop at Little Ethiopia Restaurant, a restaurant in the heart of Little Ethiopia on Fairfax; Levantine Cultural Center, which champions a greater understanding of the Middle East and North Africa through artistic and educational programs; and St. Elmo Village, a creative community offering workshops, tours, a beautiful garden, and much more…

Total mileage: 6.5 miles, with only slight hills.
Great for beginning cyclists.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Get your Folk! On

Next Wednesday 9/15, Folk Art Everywhere is proud to present a screening of the film Folk! in partnership with the Echo Park Film Center's Filmmobile program. Folk! is about the unique, acrobatic underground world of Ukrainian folk dancing. An often funny peek at what it's like to grow up in a Ukrainian-American community, the documentary is relevant to anyone trying to balance ties to one's heritage in a culturally homogenizing world.

7:30pm gather time
8:00pm screen time
Location: Echo Park Lake

Filmmobile will be parked near the Northwest corner of Glendale Blvd and Park Ave. (see map below)

The screening is FREE
Limited chairs provided, so consider bringing your own
Screening is outside – dress warmly
Parking is available on surrounding streets

Watch a brief film clip here!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Folk Art Everywhere & Trekking LA present a tour in Leimert Park

Tour Leimert Park on Sunday, September 5 from 3 - 6 as we partner with LA Commons/Trekking LA and the Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival to show you around the neighborhood that LA Commons calls home. For our final tour we will mingle with local artists, enjoy live jazz and blues, sway to the sound of drums, sample treats from all over the globe and admire a vibrant and proud community. We will end our tour under the trees of our local park with a hearty meal featuring okra and sweet potatoes.*

*For info and to buy tickets, go to www.TrekkingLA.org*

We plan on stopping at Eso Won and sending visitors into Adassa's Island Cafe next to Ackee Bamboo to highlight the Folk Art Everywhere installations.