2018 Activities

Save the date! The second annual SELA Arts Festival at the LA River will return on July 27, 2019. Sign up for updates!

Educational Activities for Children

Led by Rivers and Action (only Southeast based L.A. River organization), they will teach children how to paint using watercolors and use the L.A. River as inspiration. Rivers in Action was founded by Lynwood resident Melissa Bamanpour.

Educational Activities for Children

Eye Heart Art Self Portraits

This organization will set up a self-portrait workshop where families and children can create an images of themselves and collectively reflect the community.

Eye Heart Art Self Portraits

Art Therapy Migration Workshop

Curated by the Art Therapy Network, this engagement project will focus on migration patterns and storytelling through the medium of art therapy. They will directly engage the public by educating them on migration therapy.

Art Therapy Migration Workshop

Graffiti Installation

Led by Hector "Tetris" Arias. A recognized graffiti artist from Bell, Hector "Tetris" Arias will create images on wood panels specific to the event and the L.A. River.

Graffiti Installation

Fashion Drawing Workshop

Led by Jenn Mejia (staff for City of South Gate); there will be stencil drawing workshop for children.

Fashion Drawing Workshop

SELA Art Walk

Curated by Edlin G. Lopez (Southeast artist), an art walk will be set up to view local artists' work organized around the theme of transformations, referencing the melting pot of cultures and histories evident in the Southeast community.

SELA Art Walk