Well, if you're looking for your own creative jolt then it could be your lucky day! I heard about an event going on in the neighborhood and I thought I would share...
On August 14th & 28th, from 5pm to midnight, the LA Craft Experience will be taking place in the historic Chinatown district of Los Angeles! The event promises to be an exhilarating experience of sights, sounds, tastes and smells. As mentioned on the LA Craft Experience website...
"The smell of dim sum wafting through the alleyways, the red lanterns swaying on high lines, and the eclectic little shops and galleries convinced us that Chinatown was right for LACE."
So what is LACE (or the Los Angeles Craft Experience) exactly?
"LA Craft Experience is LA’s premiere outdoor market located in historic Chinatown's Central Plaza and features unique vendors from all over Los Angeles. The show includes designers, crafters and artists selling unique, handmade, original or hard-to-find items. Shoppers will be able to meet and shop from vendors selling screen prints, art, apparel, jewelry, home accessories and décor, children’s gifts and accessories, letterpress stationery, pottery, handmade books and much more"
Not only that, but LACE will be held alongside Chinatown Summer Nights, presented by Community Arts Resources, the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles, and KCRW.
What is Chinatown Summer Nights I hear you ask? Well it is...
"...a nighttime festival unlike any other! Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this August. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; view site-specific public art; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural workshops presented by local organizations and museums; sip on Chinese beer, shop at LA Craft Experience and dance in Central Plaza with KCRW’s DJs: Raul Campos, Anthony Valadez, Jeremy Sole and Aaron Byrd".
Sounds pretty cool, right?
The event planners do indicate that, with the combination of the Chinatown Summer Nights, the event could get pretty busy on the 14th and 28th (a good heads up if you are planning to take children along). I imagine that the hustle and bustle will add to the energy of the whole event, but if this does not appeal to your sensibilities, then you'll be pleased to hear that LACE also occurs as a separate event (without the festival) on the second Saturday of each month beginning Sept 11th to Oct 9th from 11am to 6pm at Chinatown's Central Plaza. So you can still get your creative fix on!
Admission is free. Check it out if you're local. If not, then I'll be blogging about it here so you can still share the experience.
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