Over 20 renowned artists present work at a celebration of native art and the cultures that inspire it. Explore the diversity of artistic talent at the first-ever Los Angeles Pop-Up Indigenous Fine Art Market taking place as a free special event at the Lummis Home and Gardens during Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day on Saturday May 15, 2016 from noon to 5 pm. The pop-up market will be set up on the verdant garden grounds of the Lummis Home and will feature the work of over 20 Native American artists with work ranging from the traditional to contemporary styles. The artists will be present to share their work, from sculptors to photographers, and talk about their work with visitors. (See attached list of participating artists and their affiliated tribe(s).)
This special event is being produced by the national nonprofit organization IFAM (Indigenous Fine Art Movement) as part of the MOTA Day activities at the historic Lummis Home, which is owned and operated by the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department. Friends of the Southwest Museum is the sponsor of IFAM’s first Los Angeles Pop-Up market.
“IFAM is excited to bring a ‘pop-up’ version of our flagship Santa Fe indigenous arts marketplace to Los Angeles and specifically the Lummis home. It’s so fitting to host this group of traditional and contemporary artists on the grounds of Charles Fletcher Lummis’ home. Lummis’ legacy of being a national advocate for the people and cultures of our nation’s Indigenous People is still compelling today, “ said John Torrez Nez, President, IFAM. “We are delighted to work with the Los Angeles arts and culture community, especially with the presenting sponsorship of the Friends of the Southwest Museum who see the value of bringing a traditional and contemporary indigenous art market to the Arroyo region.”
In addition to the indigenous fine art marketplace, visitors will also enjoy self-guided tours of the Lummis Home and Gardens and there will be children activities to round out the day of free fun during MOTA Day. Lummis home is located at 200 E. Avenue 43 in Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA.
ABOUT IFAM: The Indigenous Fine Art Movement (IFAM) is the Native-owned nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for Native artists by building and promoting market places so artists can sell directly to their clients in beautiful outdoor and indoor settings. With a flagship venue in Santa Fe, New Mexico, IFAM is now expanding nationally with one-day Pop-Up shows in culturally-rich places like Los Angeles. It’s a celebration of native art and the cultures that inspire it. The market places were born out of a positive movement by artists who want a voice in how their market is produced. www.indigefam.org
ABOUT MUSEUMS OF THE ARROYO DAY: In the region known as the Arroyo Seco that connects Pasadena and Los Angeles, six museums open their doors to the public for a free admission along with cultural events, kid’s activities and family fun. Free shuttles connect all museums: The Gamble House, Heritage Square, Los Angeles Police Museum, Lummis Home, Pasadena Museum of History and the Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum, Mt. Washington Campus. www.MuseumsOfTheArroyo.com. #MOTADay2016