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Lummis Day Festival

June 1st, 2017

Looking for a fun, free, and educational way to spend the weekend? Connect with the cultural, artistic, and musical heritage of Northeast Los Angeles this weekend at the Lummis Day Festival, a three-day, six venue event for the whole family!

The Lummis Day Festival kicks off tomorrow, June 2nd, at noon with an exhibition detailing the history of LA’s mural tradition at Security Trust and Savings Bank on Figueroa Street. This will include a new work painted on-site by local artist Wayne Alaniz Healy. Tomorrow night, be sure to stop by Occidental College for the Highland Park Independent Film Festival, which will be showing various films on LA’s rich culture and heritage.

The event carries on into the weekend with various exhibitions, as well as local music acts you won’t want to miss. Saturday night features the likes of Bird & Thorn and Lucy & La Mer at the Café Stage, and Sunday night there will be four different stages, each with an outstanding lineup of performers. Sunday will also feature short, 20-minute soccer matches and a family fun area. There will also be informative seminars throughout the weekend in which you can dive into the fascinating history of Los Angeles and poetry workshops to let your creativity fly!

The Lummis Day Festival is truly a celebration of the multiculturalism of Los Angeles, as well as a chance to explore the area’s art scene. Named after Charles Fletcher Lummis, founder of the Southwest Museum and first editor of the Los Angeles Times, a man who fought to save Los Angeles’s cultural history, advocated for the rights of Native Americans, and was a strong proponent of Hispanic communities, the festival continues his legacy by highlighting the interconnectedness of Northeastern LA’s many vibrant communities.

Whether you’re looking for a chance to get familiar with local history, a fun family weekend, or an engaging way to explore local talent, the Lummis Day Festival is truly an opportunity you don’t want to miss. More information on this free event at: http://www.lummisday.org/.

With such a diverse and rich cultural history built on top of one of the country’s strongest networks of urban life, it’s no wonder that so many people are choosing to move to LA. Historic Highland Park, on the northeastern edge of LA, is a beautiful, distinctive neighborhood with a very diverse and integrated population. Fig & Fifty Walk is a tight-knit community of 3-story townhomes within Highland Park, the perfect balance of history and modernity, urban life and community values. Read more about Fig & Fifty Walk at: http://figandfiftywalk.com/.