Walking in (E)L.A.

Get your huaraches on and join the rest of the Walking Class for a cool tour of Boyle Heights!

Getting to Know LA: Boyle Heights

Sunday, July 11
11:30am – approx 1:00pm | | FREE (transportation and lunch not included)

Explore Latin American cultures in Boyle Heights beginning with a visit to our partner, La Casa del Mariachi, a shop that produces colorful and sparkling mariachi garments. We’ll then head on a walking tour led by urban planner James Rojas and explore the many creative ways in which the residents of Boyle Heights animate their front yards and streets to make this a truly distinct corner of Los Angeles. Directions to the meeting spot will be provided when you RSVP. Please RSVP by July 9th to (323) 937-4230 x50 or workshops@cafam.org

Tour details:

Walking tour begins at La Casa del Mariachi (1836 E. 1st St. – across from Mariachi Plaza)
We will view art work that has been placed at La Casa through the Folk Art Everywhere project. Then we will hear about the art of mariachi garments from the owner of La Casa. From there, we’ll move on to explore the neighborhood on foot: from murals and architecture to porches and fences.

The tour will involve walking approx. 1 mile roundtrip.

More info: www.folkarteverywhere.com

3 thoughts on “Walking in (E)L.A.

  1. Walking East L.A. is depressing. I lived there for 7 years, the most awful years in my life. East L.A. much like its residents doesn’t move forward, its stuck in the 70’s, cholo’s still exist and it’s 2010. Look closely, where are their bookstores. You need art supplies? You have to go completely out of town! Computer stores? Computadora que?! I don’t even want to take the 60 through it!

  2. We did our own tour that same day same time it was really weird. WE ran into that guy throwing it and some of our people know him as well. We didn’t advertise ours like that thought but we been doing diff areas every month. I am going to post the pictures on the Slanguage blog.

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