Ξ January 21st, 2009 | → 14 Comments | ∇ 90042, Coffee, The Arts |
Arts Corps Los Angelesis trying to get some people through the gates of their public park and art space, Tierra de la Culebra, by offering free coffee and pastries Monday and Friday mornings from 6-9AM. They’re starting small, but if this is a hit, they may expand their hours to meet demand. My only bone to pick is that they’ve titled the event “Ghetto Grounds”. Why not “Cafe de la Culebra” or something that doesn’t allude to our neighborhood being a run-down slum? ACLA also runs free afternoon art classes for anyone interested.
The group took abandoned land after the Rodney King Riots and refurbished it with some colorful artwork and a large stone serpent in an attempt to “represent [Highland Park's] diverse cultures”. For those of you who haven’t seen it, the park reminds me of a small, urbanized, and amateur version of Barcelona’s Park Guell, which is to say I like it. Stop by, chat up the friendly artists who live next door, and enjoy one of the little spaces that makes Highland Park such a unique neighborhood.Tierra de la Culebra 240 South Avenue 57