The Arroyo Arts Collective presents:
Annual Discovery Tour
a self-guided auto tour of artists’ homes and studios in Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Mount Washington
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Special Preview Party, November 11, 7 to 9 pm at
the Acorn Gallery, 135 N. Avenue 50,
What secret did the Tongva, Charles Fletcher Lummis, the first USC art students and turn-of-the-century vacationers on Mount Washington all share? They all knew that Northeast LA is Los Angeles' backyard, the place Angelinos come to relax and create. Come discover a living tradition of beauty and enjoyment that stretches back thousands of years.
The Arroyo Arts Collective, a grassroots community artists' organization in Northeast Los Angeles presents its 14th annual Discovery Tour – Explore L.A.'s Original Backyard – a self-guided auto tour of artists' homes and studios in Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Mount Washington. Tour goers will have the opportunity to discover work by over 70 local artists, featuring such diverse work as paintings, sculptures, ceramics, collage, computer graphics, screen printed clothing, photography, letterpress, printmaking, fiber arts and spray can art. View the homes and yards of real live artists! Where else can you see a woman blacksmith, the fabulous Chicken Boy and an interactive sound and visual performance on the same day? In time for the sunny holidays, artist made Snow Globes will be available at the Lummis Home.
Tickets can be purchased in advance ($10) online at www.ArroyoArtsCollective.org, at the Tuesday Highland Park Farmers' Market (come to the Arroyo Arts Collective's booth) and at Galco's Old World Grocery, 5702 York Boulevard, Highland Park. Tickets the day of the tour ($15) will be available at the Lummis Home. A special promotion this year: The With-it Discount ($5), available to students with current student identification, bus/Metro riders with a bus pass or ticket receipt, bicyclists with a bicycle, and seniors 60+ with accumulated wisdom. (With-it Discount is available at the Lummis Home only.) Tour ticket holders will receive a comprehensive map of artists' studios and homes.
The Charles Lummis Home is Located at 200 E. Avenue 43 in Highland Park. Tour sites will be open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with a closing reception from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Lummis Home.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
An organizational bio with information on past exhibitions and other community arts events sponsored by the Arroyo Arts Collective is available on request. Also see our website: www.ArroyoArtsCollective.org
Photos available on request.