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The Getty Center Continues its 25th Anniversary Celebration on Crenshaw 
By Simone Grant  Contributing Writer 
Published August 18, 2022

 

 

Getty 25 celebrated Crenshaw with live musical performances. (Photo by Simone Grant)

This weekend, August 13 and 14, the Getty center partnered with Crenshaw Creative for “Crenshaw Remembers” and to celebrate its 25th anniversary at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. Crenshaw Remembers celebrated the “memories of the Crenshaw district.” 

Beginning in May 2022, the Getty Center has been celebrating its 25th anniversary across Los Angeles for free weekend festivals. The festivals commenced in Inglewood at Inglewood City hall to Lincoln Heights/East Los Angeles, Long Beach, Koreatown, Pacoima, Reseda, San Gabriel Valley, and  Wilmington before landing on Crenshaw this weekend August 13 and 14 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. 

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The free event featured live performances, workshops, art, a Getty Immersive video experience, a 3D interactive iPad experience, Snap Yourself! photo booth, and more. The Free Peoples Wellness Clinic also offered free wellness consultations, massage therapy, yoga, sound bath, and acupuncture. 

The event featured live performances by DJ Battlecat & The GFunk All-Stars ft. special guest Terrace Martin!, Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, No)one. Art House, SHINE Muwasi, Linafornia & The Prizmatics, The Dwight Tribble Trio, Hugh Augustine, Fandangobon, Funmilola Fagbamila, Utopia presents: DJ Adé B2B KG Superstar, Utopia presents: DJ Ade B2B KG Superstar and many more. Other featured artists included Amanda Flowers, Ben Caldwell, Da’Shaunae Marisa, Halline Overby, Hasef, Imani Afi, Jacob Gray, Jeremy Davis, Jessi Ujazi, Karen Mack, Kayla Salisbury, Kayla Shelton, and more. 

Artists participated in live painting to celebrate Crenshaw and the Getty Center’s 25th anniversary. (Photo by Simone Grant) 

 

There were various workshops and chats including St. Elmo Village Creative Corner, Brother Breathe-Sister Release, Colored Art Studio: Create, Build & Explore, Growing & Grounding with Aniya Smith, Honey & Smoke: Crowning Ori, Honoring Our Ancestors: Mask Making, Theissoise: Reverse Glass Painting, Mawusi Remembers: African Healing Drum & Dance, Mediating Conflict with Inpu Ka Mut & Funmilola Fagbamila. 

 

Wellness and play activities included Coloured Art Studio: Healing Art & Play Stations, Cosmic Qi Gong, Mental Wellness Consultations, Massage Therapy, Community Acupuncture, Kemetic Yoga feat. Gyli Sound Bath, Melanated Jump Squad: Double Dutch. 

 

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The Getty Center is located in Los Angeles and is free to the public. It opened to the public in 1997 and has provided guests with various art, architecture, and beautiful gardens. Admission is free to the public. 

 

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 Crenshaw Creative, visit: https://www.crenshawcreative.co/ 

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