Motor over for art – “NORTH BY NORTHEAST” The Arroyo Arts Collective 18th Annual Discovery Tour

Ah, November in Northeast Los Angeles: mosaic-hued black walnut trees, emboldened coyotes, the Arroyo Arts Collective 18th Annual Discovery Tour. NELA: where decay meets death meets drawing (and more). This year’s pre-Thanksgiving, art extravaganza has been dubbed “North by Northeast”, perhaps to firmly establish the geographic identity of  the art-centric area that, after 100+ years…

LUMMIS DAY 5: free/festival/fun/frolic/food

  In 1884, Charles Fletcher Lummis walked 3507 miles from Ohio to California to take a job with the Los Angeles Times; Americans discovered the Southwest through the dispatches he wrote from his road trip through New Mexico and Arizona.  Lummis then settled on the banks of the Arroyo Seco, became editor of the Los Angeles Times, built…

South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival & Art Walk: World class music, a mysterious media project and a tunnel of (art) love

  If  your impression of South Pasadena has been Mayberry with Craftsman houses and no Aunt Bee, the second annual Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk will be an eye-opener.  (Hey, maybe that’s what the winking eye on the guitar means!)   Giving the ultimate expression to the phrase “Art Walk”,  artist Marie Miller will install “Giant Easels“: 4×5 foot canvases covered…