LA’s historic neighborhood Leimert Park is having its first ever Art Walk this Sunday!
Press Release under the cut:
The Cultural Flavors of Leimert Park come alive on June 27, 2010
Leimert Park Village launches its first art walk around the community drum circle
Los Angeles, June 16, 2010 – The Business/Art Incubator hosted by Ben Caldwell of KAOS Network is a collective of artists, residents, and local merchants that have come together to develop the first art walk around the community drum circle in the Leimert Park Village along 43rd Place on Sunday, June 27th, 12pm-10pm.
“Leimert Park Village is a community that is richly cultural and vibrant. On any day of the week there are jazz, African-style rhythms echoing throughout its streets, while Afro-Caribbean style combat dancers practice in the park. Where children run about weaving through Master drummers like Najite, and a casual audience who will occasionally stand from their reclined positions to dance, feeling the sounds – almost entranced by the beats,” said Ben Caldwell.
Throughout the day cultural spaces (KAOS Network, Vision Theater, and World Theater), artists’ studios and storefronts will share art exhibitions, music, fashion, food, drumming, spoken word, and local shopping. Additional offerings range from free computer seminars, and specialty vendors to film screenings, and youth theater performances.
The Leimert Park Art Walk will open the day at noon with an African Drum procession let by Najite and Sister Rene. Noted artists whose work will be on exhibit are Mark Brandford, Kymberly S. Newberry, CCH Pounder, Joe Ray, Charles Dickson, and Greg Pitts.
The collective known as the “Business/Art Incubator” meet each week to discuss the possibility of building alliances between artists, business and residents to create a more healthy and sustainable community.
This event is sponsored by Shaping Black Culture and Community Build.
For more information: Ben Caldwell/KAOS Network