The Arroyo Arts Collective presents the:
The Recovery Discovery Tour
17th annual self-guided auto tour of artists’ homes and studios in Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Mount Washington
Sunday, November 22, 2009 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Special Preview Party, Saturday, November 14, 7 to 10 pm
Now you see it, now you don’t. Has the recovery come to your block? Need a plein-air painting to stand in for that view you used to have? Could that barrel you're wearing use a jaunty hand-painted scarf? Seriously, folks, artists have always known how to have a good time and bring out the best of an economic downturn. On Sunday, November 22, artists’ homes and studios will open to share the wealth during “The Recovery Discovery Tour,” the Arroyo Arts Collective’s 17th annual self-guided auto tour in Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Mount Washington. Shuttles will be running all day, with routes marked on the map guide which tour-goers will receive upon check-in at Lummis Home.
New this year: Doing our part to stimulate the arts and the economy, the Arroyo Arts Collective will be issuing “Arroyo Bucks” to all ticket holders. When you check in, you will receive a map guide and a $10 Arroyo Bucks coupon good towards a single purchase of $100 (or more) from any one of the artists on the day of the Tour. Tour-goers who arrive by Metro will receive 2 coupons (worth $20) by showing their Metro ticket, day pass, or monthly pass.
The Arroyo Arts Collective, a grassroots community arts organization in Northeast Los Angeles, invites the world to discover art in the heart of Northeast L.A. Seventeen years ago, 50 artists opened their studios; this year the roster tops 100, old favorites side by side with fresh finds, featuring painting, sculpture, ceramics, collage, computer graphics, photography, letterpress, printmaking, fiber arts and spray can art — something for everyone (in a good way). This is an opportunity to engage with the artists and view their priceless creations firsthand! Franklin High School students will also show some of the work that has been supported by previous year Tour proceeds.
Tour tickets can be purchased in advance ($10) online at www.ArroyoArtsCollective.org and at Galco’s Old World Grocery, 5702 York Boulevard, Highland Park. Tickets the day of the tour ($15) will be available at the Charles Lummis Home located at 200 E. Avenue 43 in Highland Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tour ticket holders will receive a comprehensive map of artists’ studios and homes; studios and homes will be open between 10 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
A preview party showcasing Tour artists and their work will be held in conjunction with NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night on Saturday, November 14 at Future Studio, 5558 North Figueroa Street, Highland Park, 7 to 10 pm.
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.
See our website: www.ArroyoArtsCollective.org for artist links and images.