Eastside Arts Festival is back

Eastside Arts Festival is back
3/4/2017, 9:30 AM 3:00 PM

WHAT: The sixth-annual L.A. Unified Eastside Arts Festival celebrates the visual and performing arts talents of more than 1,000 students in grades K-12, representing 35 schools in the eastern region of Los Angeles.  

The festival showcases student bands playing Latin, rock, mariachi and jazz; orchestras and chamber music groups; dance ensembles and teams; theatre troupes and choirs, as well as an art gallery of student work. Families can make their own creations at the Chalk Art Quad. Parents and children can participate in workshops provided by community arts partners on West African drumming, improvisation and Hip Hop fundamentals, drawing, stage makeup and more.

The event is free and open to the public. Food will be available for purchase. For more information visit: www.eastsideartsfestival.com

WHO:             L.A. Unified Board Member Mónica García, Board District 2
                       L.A. Unified Board Member Dr. Ref Rodriguez, Board District 5
                       Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (invited)
                       Los Angeles Councilmember José Huizar, District 14 (invited)
                       L.A. Unified Superintendent Michelle King (invited)
                       Local District East Superintendent Jose Huerta
                       Administrator of Instruction Dr. David Baca, Local District East
                       L.A. Unified Executive Director of Arts Education Rory Pullens
                       L.A. Unified arts teachers and their students

WHEN:           Saturday, March 4, 2017

TIME:              9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Esteban E. Torres High School Complex
4211 Dozier St., Los Angeles 90063

BACKGROUND: To showcase L.A. Unified students’ creativity and hard work, and to celebrate community engagement in the arts.

INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS: Press/media can photograph artwork and capture students performing as part of a musical group, dance team or a theatre production or, with parental permission, interview students, family community members, and the people who create and support this invaluable festival.


Contact: Monica Carazo (213) 241-6766


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