NELAArt Second Saturday Art Walk Gallery Night, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010

Saturday, September 11, NELAart presents: SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY NIGHT

WHEN: The Second Saturday of Every Month  7:00-10:00p.m.
WHERE: Highland Park and surrounding neighborhoods.

NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night is a free self-guided tour of the galleries, non-profits and artist run project spaces located in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA).

NELA has a tradition in the arts that dates back to the early 1900s.

The tradition continues with new spaces opening regularly. NELA is now one of L.A.’s most exciting destinations to view contemporary art.  

(Individual gallery hours may vary)

Avenue 50 Studios, 121 North Avenue 50

Bike Oven, 3706 North Figueroa Street

Cactus, 5434 Eagle Rock Boulevard

Cafe de Leche, 5000 York Boulevard

Center for the Arts, 2225 Colorado Boulevard

1st Defense, 5577 North Figueroa Street

Future Studio, 5558 North Figueroa Street

hi tree, 131 North Avenue 50 (behind Avenue 50 Studio)

Kristi Engle Gallery, 5002 York Boulevard

La tierra de la Cuebra, 240 South Avenue 57

Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, 5024 Eagle Rock Boulevard

MorYork Gallery, 4959 York Boulevard

New Puppy, Unit 1, 2808 Elm Street

New Stone Age Mosiacs, 4532 1/2 Eagle Rock Boulevard

Outpost for Contemporary Art, 1268 North Avenue 50

Studio Route 66, 5917 North Figueroa

She Rides the Lion, 133 North Avenue 50

Space 2710, 2710 West Avenue 34

The Glass Studio, 5052 York Boulevard

THIS, 5906 North Figueroa Street

Toros Pottery, 4962 Eagle Rock Boulevard

2 Tracks Art Studio, 135 North Avenue 50 (Next to Avenue 50 Studio)

York Studios, 5029 York Boulevard

Food trucks are rolling to Second Saturday Gallery Night:

EARLY BIRD:  12:00 – 4:00 FRYSMITH Truck  @ TOROS Pottery 3rd Annual End o’ Summer Party, 4962 Eagle Rock Boulevard

Canter’s Truck @ Cactus Gallery, 4534 Eagle Rock Blvd.

Don Chow Tacos AND Lake Street Creamery @ Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, 5024 Eagle Rock Blvd.

TamTruck @ The Glass Studio, 5052 York Boulevard

Late Night/ After Party  @  The Verdugo Bar, 3408 Verdugo Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90065 with FreshFries Truck

Summer Concerts Return to Heritage Square!


On August 15th and August 26th, step out of your car or get off the Metro Gold Line on your way home from work for one-of-a-kind free concerts at Heritage Square Museum. Join us as we present great musical acts, local food vendors and costumed docents in a venue that brings you out of the present and into Southern California’s past. No need to drive – take the Gold Line to the nearby Heritage Square station. Concerts are made possible thanks to the support of Supervisor Gloria Molina, the LA County Arts Commission, the Mt. Washington Homeowner's Alliance and El Classificado.

Dorrs open at 4:00 PM with opening acts beginning at 5:00 PM. Arrive at the museum early to see the historic architecture up close. Visitors will have a chance to try local food and drink and shop in the museum store. Costumed docents will be on hand to enliven the evening. Foodies take note – the world-famous Pink’s Hot Dogs will be here on August 15th.

On August 15, Mariachi Divas will be the headline act. Founded and directed by trumpet player Cindy Shea in 1999, the all-female Mariachi Divas are making big waves on the national music scene. In 2009, the group won the American Grammy award for Regional Mexican Album for their latest CD, Canciones De Amor. Mariachi Divas are a unique, multi-cultural ensemble imbued with the true flavor of Los Angeles and have been represented by women of Mexican, Cuban, Samoan, Argentinian, Colombian, Panamanian, Puerto Rican, Swiss, Japanese, Honduran, Peruvian, Tongan and Anglo descents. Cindy Shea states, "Music is a way of uniting our cultural backgrounds.” Mariachi Divas have appeared at Southern California venues such as the Arrowhead Pond, Universal Amphitheater, Staples Center, the Greek Theatre, the Santa Barbara Bowl, the House of Blues, the LA Forum for the 2005 Premio La Gente live TV awards show and the Shrine Auditorium for the 2006 Alma Awards. They have also accompanied Grammy- winning artists including Joan Sebastian, Jenny Rivera, Marco Antonio Solis, Pablo Montero, Graciela Beltran and Paulina Rubio and Mariachi Vargas. For more information on Mariachi Divas, please visit

Their Rights and Nothing Less: Commenorating the 90th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

We are very proud to be a co-sponsor of this exhibit, "Their Rights and Nothing Less: Commenorating the 90th Anniversary of Women's Sufferage" at Heritage Square Museum:


Opening Reception is Saturday June 19, (Heritage Square members remember to RSVP for Saturday's opening reception (hosted by Panera Bread) by calling (323) 225-2700 ext. 223. The reception is from 4 to 6:30 PM.

As the only museum in Southern California commemorating this momentous anniversary, we hope everyone will visit the museum to learn about the early years of the suffrage movement, the philosophies and attitudes of the times and the individual stories that made the fight for women's equality so interesting.

A special section of the exhibit will be dedicated entirely to the efforts of women in Los Angeles, who led the fight for equality 9 years before its ratification at the National level. You can find a brief desciption of one of the women featured in the exhibit on the Heritage Square Museum blog.

The year 2010 marks the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote. More accurately, the language does not reference women in the affirmative; what it does is not deny the right to vote based upon gender.“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” The 19th Amendment was ratified August 18, 1920 by Tennessee, by a one-vote margin.

Of course, the fight for women’s rights began much, much earlier. In 1792, AVindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects was published by Mary Wollstonecraft, which responded to an issue even more basic and immediate than voting rights—the right—indeed the necessity for women to receive an education. Although almost inconceivable to think of now, this was considered a radical position which provoked a dramatic, although not necessarily negative, response. Starting with this simple idea, women have been fighting for equal rights ever since.

Curated by Mitzi March Mogul, Their Rights and Nothing Less will take a critical look at the incredible effort it took to gain that right and will include original artifacts from the early years of the struggle. Including ephemera and artifacts from a never-before-seen private collection, the exhibit is a must for every woman...and man.

Entrance is included with museum admission (free for members, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children 12 and under). Visit any Friday, Saturday orSunday between 12 pm and 4 pm. The exhibit is up through September 26th.

The exhibit runs through September 26th and is made possible thanks to sponsors Bob Taylor Properties, Planned Parenthood of Pasadena, 9 to 5 Working Women Los Angeles, the Glendale Printing Center. You can also become a Friend of Suffrage by making a donation in any amount through our new facebook cause page to support the exhibit Their Rights and Nothing Less: A Celebration of Women's Suffrage.

Free Shuttles on Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles Today June 6

A shuttle bus will provide Festival-goers with convenient access to Lummis Home and Heritage Square Museum this Sunday (June 6) with eight shuttle stops located in the surrounding streets.

The primary parking area for Lummis Day is the Heritage Square/Arroyo Metro Station, located at 3545 Pasadena Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90031.


Lummis Day Shuttles will pick up At Heritage Square/Arroyo Metro Station beginning at 10:00AM, and run every 20 minutes (maybe 15), and they will run until 8pm.

Shuttles will also service street parking on Avenue 43 and Carlotta Boulevard.  Download a PDF showing all shuttle stops here. 

The fifth annual Lummis Day Festival moves its main stages to a new location, Heritage Square Museum (3801 Homer Street) this year, where the best of home-grown Northeast L.A. music, dance, food and community resources will be presented amid the historic buildings that are preserved on the Heritage Square site.

Before shifting to Heritage Square, the two-part Festival will stage its opening event at Lummis Home (200 East Avenue 43), beginning at 10:30 am with readings by some of L.A.'s most critically acclaimed poets along with music, art exhibits and free refreshments.

Nearly 100 performers and artists from 17 bands and dance troupes, plus dozens of artists, craftspeople, and community groups are participating at this year's event. In the tradition of the Lummis Day Festival, performers on the three stages at Heritage Square Museum will represent an eclectic mix of cultural traditions and artistic styles.