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Pico Block Party: Empowering Youth Voices!

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18th Street Arts Center

1639 18th St

Santa Monica, CA 90404

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Pico Block Party: Empowering Youth Voices!
Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 3-6 PM
Campus-wide event
Food trucks, music, open studios, performances, and more
FREE FOR ALL

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Festival Pico: ¡Fortaleciendo las voces jóvenes!
Sábado, 19 de mayo, 2018 | 3-6 PM
Evento del campus entero
Camiones de comida, música, estudios de artistas, performances, y más
*version en español sigue abajo

18th Street Arts Center holds its third major Pico Block Party community festival focused around youth artists and empowering youth voices on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 3-6 PM. The family-friendly artistic festival will feature youth-led art-making workshops, performances, open studios with resident artists, exhibitions, food trucks, and other creative activities.

The Pico Block Party series grew out of 18th Street Arts Center’s in-depth community outreach programs, including its bilingual neighborhood oral history project, CultureMapping90404.org. TThat project spurred the creation of a Neighborhood Advisory Council in 2018, who helped shaped the content for this Pico Block Party along the theme of “Empowering Youth Voices.” With this festival, we celebrate the many Santa Monica high school and college-age youth deeply invested in political activism and organizing, and young artists throughout our community and beyond.

FEATURING:

Art Workshops

  • Create your own Pico Neighborhood Loterίa cards with the Santa Monica High School MEChA Student Group!

  • Work with exhibiting artist Mariángeles Soto-Díaz and area youth to screenprint slogans on fabric banners for your next protest march, and customize them with your own messages!

  • Paint your own tote bag and collaborate on a community map of your neighborhood with Visiting Artist in Residence Asia Sztencel.

  • Collage your own ‘zines with youth from Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica College, and UCLA.

  • Create LED greeting cards with Camera Obscura artist in residence Brittany Ransom.

  • Participate in free movement classes with teachers from Continuum Movement Studio!

  • Grab your costumes and act out your favorite stories with Kids on Stage!

Performances (on the main stage)

  • Dance it up with the Hype Squad with Ebonicia Fischer

  • Groove to the stylings of Rondalla Sueño Romantico, a youth band from St Anne’s Church

  • Let your voice rise with the SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble

  • Holla for the original rhymes and beats of the Pico Youth and Family Center youth MCs

  • In the Gallery, Artist Lab Resident Paul Pescador will perform with his signature costumes as part of his exhibition Going West, or 15 Years in Los Angeles

Food & Vendors (more tbd)

Soulistic Vegan Soul Food
Brewtique
Taco Cartel
Hustle & Dough
Oaxacan Ice Cream
Fine Oaxacan Embroidery and Garments
Beautiful Things LA

Neighborhood Organizations
Pico Youth and Family Center
Santa Monica Library Teen Council
Continuum Studio
Cabeza de Vaca Cultural Dance School
Santa Monica Conservancy
Brighter Futures Charity
Hosteling International

Artist Open Studios

Yvette Gellis (Los Angeles)
Daniel Canogar (Spain)
Orly Ruaimi (Israel/Los Angeles)
Clayton Campbell (Los Angeles)

...and more TBD!

Also On View

Mariángeles Soto-Díaz | Instituto Experimental Tropical des Amazonas
Atrium Gallery (blue building)

Paul Pescador | Going West, or 15 Years in Los Angeles
Main Gallery (lime building)

Sponsors

In-kind donations of deliciously healthy and nutritious snacks and drinks generously provided by Harmless Harvest, KIND, GoGo SqueeZ, and Bare Snacks.

This event was generously funded by the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs.

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Festival Pico: ¡Fortaleciendo las voces jóvenes!
Sábado, 19 de mayo, 2018 | 3-6 PM
Evento del campus entero
Camiones de comida, música, estudios de artistas, performances, y más

El 18th Street Arts Center celebra su gran fiesta comunitaria por tercera vez, el Festival Pico centrado en artistas jóvenes y en fortalecer las voces juveniles, el sábado 19 de mayo de 2018 de 3 a 6 PM. El festival artístico familiar contará con talleres de creación de arte dirigidos por jóvenes, espectáculos, estudios abiertos con artistas residentes, exhibiciones, camiones de comida y otras actividades creativas.

La serie del Festival Pico empezó por los programas profundos de alcance comunitario del 18th Street Arts Center, incluyendo su proyecto de historias orales del vecindario, espanol. CultureMapping90404.org. Ese proyecto impulsó la creación de un Consejo Vecinal Asesor en 2018, que ayudó a dar forma al contenido de este Festival Pico junto con el tema "Fortaleciendo las voces de las personas jóvenes". Con muchos jóvenes de la escuela prepa y universitarios de Santa Mónica invertidos profundamente en activismo político y el trabajo organizativo, pero también enfrentando desafíos como la brecha en el rendimiento escolar y la falta de servicios juveniles, enfocarse en artistas juveniles y fortalecer voces juveniles se convirtió en una prioridad para la comunidad de la programación del Centro en 2018.

PRESENTANDO:

Talleres de Arte

  • Crea tus propias tarjetas de Loterίa del Vecindario Pico con estudiantes del grupo estudiantil MEChA de Santa Monica High School!

  • Trabaja con artista expositora Mariángeles Soto-Díaz y jóvenes de la zona para grabar consignas sobre pancartas de tela para tu próxima protesta, y personalizarlas con tus propios mensajes!

  • Pinta tu propia bolsa de tela y colabora en un mapa de la comunidad de tu vecindario con Artista visitante en residencia Asia Sztencel.

  • Crea tus propios 'fanzines' con jóvenes de Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica College y UCLA.

  • Crea tarjetas LED con artista en residencia en la Camera Obscura Brittany Ransom.

  • ¡Participe en clases de movimiento libre con enseñantes de Continuum Movement Studio!

Espectáculos (en el escenario principal)

  • Baile con el Hype Squad con Ebonicia Fischer

  • Disfruta del estilo musical de Rondalla Sueño Romantico, una banda juvenil de la Iglesia Santa Ana

  • Permite que tu voz se alce con el SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble

  • Da un grito por los ritmos y tonos originales de raperos juveniles del Pico Youth and Family Center

  • En la Galería, Residente del laboratorio artístico Paul Pescador va dar un performance con sus disfraces característicos como parte de su exhibición Going West, o 15 Years in Los Angeles [Yendo hacia el oeste, o 15 años en Los Ángeles]

Comida & Vendedores (Se anunciarán más en adelante)

Soulistic Vegan Soul Food
Brewtique
Taco Cartel
Hustle & Dough
Nieves Oaxaqueñas
Huipiles Oaxaqueños
Beautiful Things LA

Organizaciones Vecinales

Pico Youth and Family Center
Santa Monica Library Teen Council
Continuum Studio
Cabeza de Vaca Cultural Dance School
Santa Monica Conservancy
Brighter Futures Charity
Hosteling International

Artist Open Studios

Yvette Gellis (Los Angeles)
Daniel Canogar (Spain)
Orly Ruaimi (Israel/Los Angeles)
Clayton Campbell (Los Angeles)

En Exposición

Mariángeles Soto-Díaz | Instituto Experimental Tropical des Amazonas
Atrium Gallery (blue building)

Paul Pescador | Going West, or 15 Years in Los Angeles
Main Gallery (lime building)

PATROCINADORES

Donaciones en especie de botanas y bebidas deliciosamente nutritivas provistas generosamente por Harmless Harvest, KIND, GoGo SqueeZ, and Bare Snacks.


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