100+ Artists,the Out-of-Towners, and You
100+ Artists,the Out-of-Towners, and You.
Dilemma: The Been-There, Done-That Cousins
Solution: An afternoon crawl through artists' studios in L.A.'s most eclectic 'hood
When visitors say they want to see the "real Los Angeles", the Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour is how you respond.
Now in its 21st year, the self-guided tour lets you visit the homes and studios of over 100+ artists in
"NELA" (North East Los Angeles) neighborhoods such as Highland Park, Eagle Rock, and Mt. Washington.
L.A.'s early boho artist culture first started in NELA and flourished with the help of local booster/Los Angeles Times editor Charles Lummis who threw wild parties for artists and other creative types in the river stone house and native gardens he built by hand.
You'll sense the ghosts of parties past when you visit Lummis's home "El Alisal" to pick up your tour badge and map for a day of hobnobbing with artists, adding to (or starting) your art collection, and cleverly buying unique holiday gifts way before Black Friday.
Also, keeping your guests in a constant state of impressed astonishment....
Ms. Go Go's must-sees include seminal installation artist Michael Arata, painters Jose L. de Juan and Gwen Freeman, multi-disciplinary artist Frances Garretson, fiber artist Connie Rohman, artist blacksmith Heather McLarty, visual artist/writer J. Michael Walker, Amy Inouye's Future Studio and the astonishing gallery of Clare Graham.
Then bask in the glory of your status as World's Most Creative Host.
21ST ANNUAL ARROYO ARTS DISCOVERY TOUR -- Sun, Nov 24, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $10 advance/$15 atd -- Lummis Home, 200 E. Ave. 43, Highland Park, 90031 http://www.arroyoartscollective.org/