Are you an artist? Do you enjoy the arts? Do you support the arts? If so, that’s great, because we do, too!

For years, Big Sunday volunteers have supported the arts in all kinds of ways. Now, with the art list, artists and arts organizations can post and announce their events – concerts, exhibits, screenings, readings, performances – to everyone in the Big Sunday community. The only requirement is that somehow, some way, at some time, you’ve helped somebody else through a Big Sunday project.

If you have something you’d like to post, submit it HERE.

Interested in supporting theARTlist? Great! Contact adam@bigsunday.org.

“Words We Have Learned Since 9-11”

October 7 - November 13, 2016  

Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 440 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California

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A participatory photographic project by Los Angeles visual artist, Clayton Campbell. ‘Words’ originated in 2004 is a visual conversation between various communities about how people view themselves in a post “9-11” reality through learned or re-contextualized language. Clayton intends to engage a Skid Row and downtown LA audience in a dialogue that discusses the linguistic byproducts of world power in the post-9-11 environment. Exhibition visitors are invited to participate by first identifying words they have learned or have gained new meaning since 9-11, and then being photographed and instantaneously installed into the exhibition. The photographic series has grown in size to over 1,000 images and has been seen in numerous museums worldwide.

Big Sunday has worked with LAMP Community and OPCC in all kinds of ways, including providing welcome baskets full of housewares for scores of residents being moved into permanent housing.

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The Dream Walk Exhibit

August 21 - September 18, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 440 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles Poverty Department is pleased to announce the opening of the Skid Row History Museum and Archive’s new exhibition, “The Dream Walk Exhibit” by Skid Row neighborhood artists from Lamp Community’s Arts Program.

The exhibition features the works of a diverse group of more than 40 Skid Row artists, working in a variety of media, from painting to sculpture and video art. The majority of the works have been created specifically for this exhibition. Salem Rose, the artist who submitted the title, explains: “It’s an art walk (of sorts), walking also implies that we are moving forward. ‘Dream’ implies drive, determination, as well as recreation and restoration of aspirations.”

Big Sunday has worked with LAMP Community and OPCC in all kinds of ways, including providing welcome baskets full of housewares for scores of residents being moved into permanent housing.

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Gronk’s Theater of Paint

May 29 - September 4, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323.937.4230

Gronk’s Theater of Paint explores the legendary Los Angeles artist’s extensive work in set design through an interactive, site-specific theater set and documentation from his past productions. Gronk’s work in set design stretches over 40 years, from his time as a member of the conceptual artist collective ASCO to his recent opera productions with director Peter Sellars. Gronk’s theater installation merges his love of the improvised and low budget aesthetic of B-movies with the operatic. Visitors are invited to be active participants in his theater, moving through the space and interacting with props. Gronk’s Theater of Paint will also serve as a dynamic setting for performances and public programs throughout the course of the exhibition.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.

Big Sunday has sent groups to help out CAFAM on Big Sunday for the past few years, doing a bunch of improvement projects inside and out!

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Windfall by Box Collective

May 29 - September 4, 2016  

Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

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Windfall features new furniture and functional objects from members of the Los Angeles-based Box Collective, a group of designer-makers dedicated to creating innovative objects from reclaimed and sustainably sourced wood. The works in the exhibition were fabricated from trees that fell in northeastern Los Angeles during the historic windstorm of 2011. Ten members of the group will have works on display: Robert Apodaca, Casey Dzierlenga, Harold Greene, David Johnson, RH Lee & JD Sassaman, Samuel Moyer, Andrew Riiska, Stephan Roggenbuck, Cliff Spencer, and William Stranger.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.

Big Sunday has sent groups to help out CAFAM on Big Sunday for the past few years, doing a bunch of improvement projects inside and out!

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Agnes Martin

April 24 - September 11, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Musuem of Årt, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

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The first retrospective of Agnes Martin’s (1912–2004) work in the United States since 1992, this extensive exhibition covers the full breadth of her practice, revealing her early and little-known experiments with different media and tracing her development from biomorphic abstraction to the mesmerizing grids and striped canvases that became her hallmark.

A seminal artist of the twentieth century and a pioneer of abstraction, Agnes Martin’s visionary aesthetic and reclusive lifestyle have inspired artists and practitioners across all creative disciplines. Her style, though restrained, underscored her deep conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art. Martin viewed her work as a pursuit of perfection, striving to instill every painting with “beauty, innocence, and happiness.”

Martin’s development of the grid marked a crossroads in the history of abstract painting. By gently inscribing penciled lines over subtle fields of wash and color, Martin established a geometric and spatial language that she would persist in refining and reinterpreting over ensuing decades. An advocate of pure abstraction, Martin was one of the few prominent female artists in the prevailingly masculine art world of the late 1950s and 1960s.

In 1967, just as her art was gaining acclaim, Martin abandoned New York City and her practice in pursuit of silence and solitude, traversing the United States and Canada. Settling on a remote mesa outside of Cuba, New Mexico, Martin returned to art-making in 1973. Working within tightly prescribed and self-imposed limits, Martin continued to make extraordinary, visionary works for over three decades until her death in 2004.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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The Corner Collective Heads West

September 1, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

The Lois Lambert Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. E3, Santa Monica, California

Website | Email | 323-203-1220

Visit the Corner Collective for a one-night-only pop up shop at Bergamot Station! Art, photography and fashion pieces created by the youth of My Friend’s Place will be on sale, with 80% of proceeds going directly to the young artists.

 

The Corner Collective showcases the creative endeavors of the youth of My Friend’s Place, where arts programming intersects with efforts to provide homeless young people with opportunities to support skill development, job readiness and life beyond the streets.

Big Sunday has worked with My Friend’s Place for many years. Recently, we had a specially-requested jeans drive for them as a part of A Month of Big Sundays

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Movie Nights at the Museum: “Guns & Mothers”

September 9, 2016, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM  

Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 440 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California

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Two advocacy groups, The Million Moms and the Second Amendment Sisters, are diametrically opposed on gun control, but they agree on one point: mothers will and should have a voice in determining gun control policy in America. ‘Guns & Mothers’ explores the grassroots beliefs of both movements by focusing on two different women, living in two different Americas: one in Brooklyn, the other in rural Pennsylvania. Q&A, speaker TBA

Big Sunday has worked with LAMP Community and OPCC in all kinds of ways, including providing welcome baskets full of housewares for scores of residents being moved into permanent housing.

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Free Movie Night at the Musuem: “The Take”

September 23, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 440 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California

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This documentary tells the story of thirty employees who – in the wake of Argentina’s dramatic economic collapse in 2001 – walk into their factory, roll out sleeping mats, and refuse to leave. They’re part of a daring new movement of workers who are occupying bankrupt businesses and creating jobs in the ruins of the failed system. But their success is far from secure. Like every workplace occupation, they have to run the gauntlet of courts, cops and politicians who can either give their project legal protection or violently evict them from the factory.

Q&A with Kayla, founder of the Democracy @ Work – West LA Action Group, a passionate advocate for economic justice, about how the worker coop model can be used to run forms of local government, for example a neighborhood council.

Big Sunday has worked with LAMP Community and OPCC in all kinds of ways, including providing welcome baskets full of housewares for scores of residents being moved into permanent housing.

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Free Movie Night at the Musuem: “Kill The Messenger”

October 14, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  

Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 440 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California

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Journalist Gary Webb’s life comes under threat after he uncovers a story that alleges the CIA’s was involved in crack cocaine trafficking in the Los Angeles area to make profits to fund Nicaraguan rebels.

As a lead in for a discussion about the effects of the war on drugs, we will also show an excerpt from AGENTS & ASSETS, LAPD’s 14+ year Residency Performance Project which gives voice to the people from communities devastated by drugs and counterproductive drug policies.

Big Sunday has worked with LAMP Community and OPCC in all kinds of ways, including providing welcome baskets full of housewares for scores of residents being moved into permanent housing.

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Free Movies at the Museum: “The Avanguardian: Life on Another Planet”

October 28, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 440 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California

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LAPDer Austin Hines’s movie about Skid Row resident Clyde Casey’s creative space in Skid Row in the 1990ties. Discussion about the importance of recating cultural spaces in the Skid Row community with Austin, LAPD founder John Malpede and USC professor Jeff Cain .

Big Sunday has worked with LAMP Community and OPCC in all kinds of ways, including providing welcome baskets full of housewares for scores of residents being moved into permanent housing.

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Free Movies at the Museum: “Stray Dog”

November 11, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  

Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 440 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California

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A contemplative portrait of Ron ‘Stray Dog’ Hall: biker, Vietnam Vet, and lover of small dogs.

Discussion on Veteran homelessness

Several members of Los Angeles Poverty Department’s theater troupe are veterans that have experienced homelessness. Together, they will lead the talk after the movie and tell their stories.

Big Sunday has worked with LAMP Community and OPCC in all kinds of ways, including providing welcome baskets full of housewares for scores of residents being moved into permanent housing.

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Help Support “Chicks Who Make Flicks”

February 4, 2016 - 4, 2017   ONGOING EVENT

Virtual, , Los Angeles, California

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Women writers and directors in the entertainment industry constantly encounter roadblocks when attempting to advance their careers – even when they are just as talented and capable as their male counterparts. Women actors have a similar problem simply because the number of female roles is significantly less than for men.  Friend of Big Sunday Amy Lloyd and her partner Christina Gray have combined efforts to combat this issue with a special IndieGogo campaign for their production company “Chicks Who Make Flicks.”  This organization is working to do its part to increase visibility and provide more opportunities for women.  The production company creates films made by women, films that tell great woman’s stories, films that capture the voices of women from all over the world and at every stage of their life. Their goal is to create an environment that supports, encourages, and celebrates talented female filmmakers.

Amy Lloyd is a long-time Big Sunday volunteer who participates in our weekly TM@10 events and many Monthly on Melrose events

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MADE BY DWC

September 8, 2015 - 8, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Downtown Women's Center, 325 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, California

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We’re thrilled to announce the launch of MADE by DWC’s new handMADE earrings!

Find them at our Resale Boutique at  and support the DWC participants who created these unique pieces with your purchase. 

Big Sunday works with our friends at the DWC in a million ways. We always especially love enjoying Bingo and Bagels at Canter’s with them!

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Be A Good Little Widow

April 17, 2014 - August 24, 2016, 8:00 PM - 1:52 PM  

The NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, California

Website | Email | 818.508.7101

Young wife Melody has never been to a funeral — until her husband dies in a plane crash,” press notes state. “Expected to instantly assume proper widowhood, Melody is left to wonder, what’s the right way to grieve? Fortunately, her mother-in-law is a professional. Widow, that is. Under her guidance, Melody must try her best to be a good little widow.

Caroline Aaron was the awesome bingo caller at this year’s Big Sunday’s Annual Valentine-Making Bingo-Playing Community Dinner.

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VERA LAUGHED

August 29, 2016, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

Skylight Theater, 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (213) 761-7061

JOIN US for COCKTAILS and a BENEFIT CELEBRITY READING

starring Alfred Molina and Jo Beth Williams

 

written by Keith Bunin

directed by Robert Bailey

 

cast*: Alfred Molina and Jo Beth Williams, with Matthew Elkins, Melanie Lora, Leo Marks, Joanna Strapp

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Cocktail party begins at 7:00pmDesert Rose caters party for VERA LAUGHED, Skylight Theatre Los Feliz

(appetizers by Desert Rose Restaurant)

 

Celebrity reading at 8:00pm

Skylight’s Co-Artistic Director, Tony Abetemarco, is a generous donor to Big Sunday!

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