To say art is important to me would be an understatement.
I often remember my time working in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. It was my first job out of college.
In many ways, art is more real to me than anything else. Art is the great connector of humanity. Through painting, music, theatre, and architecture, we can catch a glimpse of life as others see it.
Here in the Southeast, we have a rich network of local artists, who work hard to uplift and support each other. This month, we have the opportunity to see them and create with them.
On Saturday, July 27th, my office and I are hosting the second-annual SELA Arts Festival in the LA River channel in South Gate. This event is free and family-friendly. There will be hands-on art exhibitions, music on multiple stages, performances by local artists, and much more.
At the SELA Arts Festival, let’s celebrate the vibrant art and culture of the Southeast, support local artists, and actively reimagine the future of the LA River.
I hope to see you and your family there.