Grand Park’s popular spring arts experience, Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices: A Pop-up Arts+Culture Fest, went virtual on April 25/26, 2020. But not to worry, if you missed it CLICK Here to watch performances on youtube. Each year Grand Park celebrates the richness and resilience of Los Angeles’ arts community with a free performing and visual arts exhibition featuring more than 20 L.A. based artists.
Representing the distinctive cultural and artistic voices across Los Angeles County and brought together by The Music Center’s Grand Park team in the virtual space, the family-friendly festival features live music, film screenings, poetry readings, a cooking demonstration, children’s activities and photography and visual arts exhibits that all can enjoy while staying “safer at home.” Each hour features a different creative genre with a 15-minute virtual set change between each act. The event also includes fun hands-on activities and arts workshops empowering at-home participation.
“With the use of digital technology, ‘the park for everyone’ is also the ‘park everywhere’ for this year’s iteration of Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices,” said Rachel S. Moore, president and CEO of The Music Center. “We’re so pleased the artists are able to join us in a new format for this event that responds to the current times and provides an innovative platform to showcase the arts and cultural landscape of Los Angeles. Our L.A. Voices continues to represent community pride as we learn, discover and discuss what it means to be a part of the dynamism and creativity that define Los Angeles. While we may be distant, we’re still socially connected through this year’s virtual programming.”
“After more than a year of planning for our third annual Our L.A. Voices, Grand Park quickly worked with our artist partners to adapt the in-person presentations for the digital sphere. We also planned new programs designed to meet this specific moment we’re all experiencing in our community. Through these artists’ narrative and voices, people will find inspiration and strength in tough times,” said Julia Diamond, director, Grand Park. “Grand Park creates a home for artists and audiences where cultural equity and inclusion are core values in our endeavors to welcome, entertain and engage all Angelenos. We’re committed to celebrating what’s unique about our county from screen-to-screen until we’re able to meet face-to-face once again.” https://www.musiccenter.org/ https://grandparkla.org/