For their 25th anniversary, the Getty Center has partnered with organizations across Los Angeles for free community art weekend festivals. Attendees can enjoy hands-on art workshops, live music and performances, giveaways, a photo booth, an immersive digital experience provided from Getty collections, food, and more.
Getty partnered with L.A. Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) to highlight the city’s arts and culture. Opening weekend took place Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., for a two-day festival at Inglewood City Hall.
Inglewood City Hall’s front lawn, Grevillea Art Park, and the Beckman YOLA Center hosted interactive workshops, and had live performances with local musicians, artisans, and visual artists. The events gave local artists and musicians a platform to showcase their talents, and vendors an opportunity to promote their business.
Saturday’s event featured performances by YOLA, Walkgood presents: Makélé Sound Bath & Kemetic Yoga w/Anu Wolley, Black Nile, Voices of Creation, Foreigner B2B Blaq Pages, We Are King, ICYOLA Jazz Band, and DJ Qwesscoast & Friends. DJ Gudo, students from Inglewood Unified School District, No)one. Art House Movement Workshop with Chris Emile also performed on Inglewood’s Youth Stage, and more.
Sunday’s performances included sounds by DJ Jeli and DJ Gudo, S.H.I.N.E. Muwasi, YOLA and ICYOLA, The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, Godfrey at Large, Katalyst, MUNEKA, 1500 Sound Academy, Capoeira Workshop with Brasil Brasil, and DJ Battlecat and G-Funk All-Stars featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow
Attendees had a variety of exhibits to experience and activities and art activations to choose from including a community gathering workshop by Coloured Art Studio, a community art exhibit curated by Kayla Salisbury, Writing Your Inner Geography by Fei Hernandez, Inglewood Open Studios (IOS) Coloring Workshop with local artists, a sculpture workshop by The Creative House, an Ink-Dipped Distraction Workshop by Martin Durazo, a Gathering Clouds art activation at the Beckmen YOLA Center by Helen Lessick, and Environmental Art Demonstrations with Dobby Garden.
Food vendors included Mr. Fries Man, Billionaire Burger Boyz, Compton Vegan, I Love Funnel Cakes, and Crenshaw Coffee Co.
Serving more than 1,500 young musicians across five sites, YOLA provides them with free instruments, up to 18 hours per week of intensive music instruction, academic support, and leadership training.
For more information on the Getty 25 festivals, visit: https://www.getty.edu/news/getty-announces-locations-for-10-free-community-art-festivals-across-los-angeles/
For more information on LA Phil and this weekend’s event, visit: www.laphil.com and https://www.laphil.com/campaigns/celebrate-inglewood-community-festival.