For Angelinos, summer is a time for outdoor concerts, festivals, art walks (the Northeast Los Angeles Artwalk is this weekend) and so much more than idle meandering at the beach. During the summer months there are a plethora of gatherings for all tastes, from jazz concerts at places like Hollywood & Highland; to classical plays, as performed by the nonprofit organization Shakespeare by the Sea. Honestly, Los Angeles really is a place that has it all.
As a born and raised Los Angeles resident, I have had the opportunity to attend dozens of workshops and festivals during the summer months, and this year I discovered “Craft Night” at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. Adjacent to the La Brea Tar Pits, this museum is definitely a gem of Miracle Mile; one look at their public programming calendar and you will understand why– Craft nights, Poetry workshops, yarn bombing circles (hosted by the Knit Graffiti Collective). With no shortage of activities throughout the month, this is definitely a great congregation space for artisans, community members and Los Angeles visitors looking to explore the city.
Although, the museum is smack-dab in the midst of miracle mile, across the street from LACMA, and the Tar Pits, the Craft Night Workshop that I attended at the Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) has a localized atmosphere to it– something along the lines of a neighborhood block party. In short, this place is a must for Angelinos and an essential destination for visitors .
Last month, I attended “Craft night” for a button making workshop, which was led by Chris Marroquin (CME Make Buttons & fellow LA-Artist Artbook curator). This month I will be returning to the venue for another round of crafty goodness as LA-Artist.Com founder Oliver Shipley brings his artcard project to the museum. Be sure to check the Craft and Folk Art Museum website for information on this and other workshops—
This is the Craft Night at CAFAM event page!!!