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Art+Artifacts Exhibition at the old City jail in Lincoln Heights continues this weekend

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    Been to jail recently? The old City jail in Lincoln Heights, that is! Staged in a courtroom, the Gray Bar Gallery hosts Art + Artifacts = a celebration of
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 4, 2013

    Been to jail recently? The old City jail in Lincoln Heights, that is! Staged in a courtroom, the Gray Bar Gallery hosts Art + Artifacts = a celebration of Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) artists + Bilingual Foundation of the Art������s (BFA) 40th Anniversary.

     

    Built on the banks of the Los Angeles River in 1931, at its peak it crammed about 2,800 inmates at a time. Affectingly known as the Gray Bar Motel by its inmates, it housed the likes of Al Capone (who spent the night after a tax evasion arrest), Zoot Suit rioters in ������43 and Watts rioters in ������65, before it was decommissioned in 1965. The site has played a lockup on the big screen for movies such as "Con Air" and "L.A. Confidential."

     

    This exhibition aims to provide additional exhibition opportunities for local artists, draw residents to a location few of us have been in, and to link the communities of Cypress Park and Lincoln Heights to the NELA Art Walk and the Arroyo Arts Collective������s Annual Discovery Tour.

     

    Gallery Hours:

    Friday & Saturday 6-11pm

    Sunday 1-6pm

     

    Exhibition closes October 13th!

     

    Gray Bar Gallery @ BFA

    421 N. Avenue 19

    LA CA 90031

    (213) 703-9235

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