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Letter to Friends, Neighbors and Arts District Stakeholders

Dear Friends, Neighbors, Arts District Stakeholders: Attached is a graphic history of Los Angeles Downtown Arts District Space.  As most of you know, LADADSpace is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the Arts District as a true creative community by sponsoring gallery, theater and other projects that create opportunities for artists and advocating for affordable housing for artists. We are facing a crisis.  In […]

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Welcome Back, ‘Ed Ruscha Monument’

Welcome Back, ‘Ed Ruscha Monument’ DTLA – Is it an overstatement to say that the return of the “Ed Ruscha Monument” mural feels like the return of a friend you haven’t seen for a decade? Many would scoff, and would point out, correctly, that it’s just a piece (albeit a large piece) of inanimate two-dimensional […]

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Multidisciplinary Arts Residencies!

LADADSpace is in pre-production for it’s first Multidisciplinary Arts Incubator Residencies series to premiere at the Arts District Center for the Arts in 2017. Theater companies Beyond the Usual and Padua Playwrights will develop new work with guest artists while engaging the community with Arts Commons events designed to make space for dialogue and cultural and creative exchange between the artists […]

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Craig George

Exiles on Main Street

The LADADSpace Arts District Center for the Arts prepares for Exiles on Main Street. an exhibition of contemporary Native American artworks LADADSpace is in early collaborations with Native artists and organizations preparing for an exhibition of Native American art informed by the artists’ cultural heritage and their experience living in large urban centers.This exhibit entitled […]

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Padua Writers Workshop

Padua Writing Workshop Readings in November

Continuing a tradition of writing for the stage that traveled to Southern California with Sam Shepard, Murray Mednick and Maria Irene Fornes of the Padua Hills Playwrights Workshop in the late 1970s, the Padua workshop is geared toward the cultivation of each writer’s distinctive poetic voice shaped to meet the unique demands of the stage. Run weekly by Guy Zimmerman and Juli Crockett […]

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Fantastic Feminist Figuration

Fantastic Feminist Figuration Closing Reception October 8!  Curated by LADADSpace Board Member Wendy Sherman and Betty Ann Brown, Fantastic Feminist Figuration runs at the Groundspace Project from Saturday, September 17 through October 8. LADADSpace Board Member and independent curator Wendy Sherman and art historian Betty Ann Brown are curating Fantastic Feminist Figuration, a group exhibition at the […]

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Photos from Hearsay Opening Reception

Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends  Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends was curated by Wendy Sherman and includes over 35 artists who have created artwork based on an urban legend with special significance to them. Each work will be accompanied by text explaining the artist’s personal connection to their chosen urban legend. Urban legends serve as our modern day mythology. Based […]

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