BARNSDALL ART PARK FOUNDATION
INAUGURATES BARNSDALL ARTS MARKET
SUNDAY AUGUST 19, 2007
The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation will present the first of three Barnsdall Arts Markets on Sunday, August 19th 2007 from 11am – 5pm.. This is a free event and will take place in the lower parking lot at Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90027.
The bi-monthly event will feature a variety of local artists showing and selling their works. It is co-sponsored by the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council and presented in cooperation with the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Los Angeles. The Los Feliz Ledger is media sponsor. Future shows will be held on October 21 and December 16.
“We wanted a visible event at street level to draw attention to the treasure of arts activities in Barnsdall as well as the unique architecture and history of the Park” said Foundation president, Cheryl Johnson. “We envision this as a great opportunity for our community to enjoy art, meet local artists and socialize with their neighbors.”
There will be over 40 artists exhibiting everything from paintings, sculpture, glasswork, textile art, ceramics, photography, handmade paper goods, wood works and more. The day will also include a family art workshop available at no cost. A variety of light snacks and refreshments will also be available for purchase.
The Barnsdall Art Park Foundation was formed to support the programs and the restoration of the park’s historic structures. In addition to the Barnsdall Arts Market, it has worked to install new kilns for the Barnsdall ceramics program as well as provide new signage for the park. Barnsdall Art Park is home to the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the Gallery Theatre, the Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Art Center and the world-renowned Hollyhock House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
For information on the Barnsdall Arts Market, call (323) 661-7299 or visit www.barnsdall.org. Those interested in exhibiting or possibly sponsoring the event should contact Julie Rasmussen at firstname.lastname@example.org