FREE WORKSHOPS FOR THE SOULPEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS             3500 W. Adams Blvd., W. of Arlington After a tough week of suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous opinions, treat yourself to one of the most beautiful environments in our community and participate, along with other sweet and sincere minded folks of all faiths,…

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The Memorial Library Knitting Circle

The Memorial Library Knitting CircleFinding Small-Town L.A.:  The Memorial Library Knitting Circle   Feeling lost and alienated in sprawling Los Angeles with its transient culture and ten million residents?  This is the first in a series of articles that will celebrate events, experiences and people in our Mid-City area who inspire community…

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Our Local Library Used-Book Sales

You can own that book at Washington Irving and Memorial Libraries. “I need help carrying all these books to the car please!” So many treasures to be found in the sale room at our local libraries. Best sellers, biography, art, travel, self-help, history, science, Spanish, Korean, etc.  The Memorial Library…

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St.Elmo Village

St.Elmo VillageSt.Elmo Village4830 St. Elmo Dr.90019323-931-3409 Click here for website     SATURDAYS  11 am - 1 pmPainting, Drawing, hand drumming,mural painting, drama workshops1:30 - 3:30 pmComputer Graphics & photography2nd Wed. 7pm Rainbow Block Club 1st Saturday 2-5 pm International  Black Writers and Artists (IBWA) 2nd Saturday, 2 pm California…

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LACMA VISITS WEST ADAMS, WEST ADAMS VISITS LACMALos Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has discovered it is surrounded by engaged communities working to make their neighborhoods better and safer. In an effort to bring greater awareness in those communities to the rich cultural resources at the museum, they have begun a community outreach program.    Every…

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START Los Angeles. Washington and Western Busts a Move

START Los Angeles. Washington and Western Busts a MoveWashington Blvd. just east of Western has experienced an explosion of art, murals and coffee.Property owners Steve Wallis and Eileen Ehmann have partnered with Terry Guy, CEO of Monorex, and with the owners of the newly launched Alibi Coffee Company,  Derek Jaeschke and Will Hyndman,  to create START Los Angeles.…

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Painted Brain Comes to Pico Community

Painted Brain Comes to Pico Community When TNN heard about Painted Brain, a unique arts group opening up in the Pico/Fairfax community, we immediately rushed artist Phil America over to get an interview with David Leon, who co-founded the organization with Eli Israelian.TNN:    Can you describe Painted Brain's mission? Painted Brain/David Leon:  Sure. To quote…

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Hilde L.A.

Hilde L.A.Walking into the unassuming bi-level gallery on Washington Boulevard, I could not escape the feeling that I was entering a space with no ceiling.  Once I started talking to Hilde Lynn Helphenstein, the director, owner, and curator of the Hilde L.A. gallery, I quickly realized why. The gallery is…

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Washington Boulevard Gets a Face Lift

Washington Boulevard Gets a Face LiftA walk down the Washington Boulevard of the past would land today’s resident in the midst of a vibrant arts scene. They would rub shoulders with famous residents sashaying down the street on their way to opening night at the theatre. They would share a drink with the musicians playing at…

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The William Grant Still Art Center

The William Grant Still Art CenterThe William Grant Still Arts Center has been a cultural and artistic staple in the West Adams District for 40 years. Located at 2520 West View Street, the Center has afforded many generations of residents access to music and art instruction that otherwise may not have been available to them. …

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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