- 18 Jul 2012
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Explorando Nuestras Raíces Urbanas
Urban art pays homage to city life, including architecture, people, and social issues that affect its inhabitants. Through the use of various mediums, from brick walls and sidewalks to music and dance, new expressions of urban art evolve into a live tribute to our city.
This weekend LA Plaza offered guests a unique opportunity to celebrate and explore Urban Art as part of LA Plaza’s continuing Free Family Day series. Guests explored their inner urban artist as they engaged in a multitude of free activities ranging from gardening to graffiti-inspired workshops. Other activities included hands-on culinary demonstrations that taught young chefs how to make their own delicious, healthy, and green version of LA street tacos.
Artists Kopye and Shandu One worked side by side with young visitors to create colorful and eccentric chalk creations that transformed LA Plaza’s walkway into a large canvas. Graffiti artists Leo Eguiarte and Gabe 88 shared their talents with graffiti demonstrations and helped children create their own graffiti masterpiece. To add to the fun, visitors explored screen printing with artist Dewey Tafoya as he helped children print their own silk screen t-shirt. Young children also explored urban gardening by sprouting corn at home using garden pots made from recyclable materials.
It was a great sunny day at LA Plaza. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get LA Plaza’s latest updates about upcoming programs, events, and more!
Check out the video recap of the event below produced by LA Plaza Intern, Rebecca Raya