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.

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SELF HELP GRAPHICS & ART EXCHANGE WITH TALLER EXPERIMENTAL DE GRAFICA, CUBA

July 25, 2015, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Boyle Heights City Hall - Community Room, 2130 East 1st Street, Boyle Heights, California

Website | Email | 323.881.6444

elf Help Graphics & Art’s Annual Print Fair & Exhibition is a highly anticipated one-day only opportunity for art lovers to acquire new, limited edition, fine art prints created by dozens of artists at Self Help Graphics & Art between 2014-2015. The Annual Print Fair & Exhibition features serigraphs, monoprints, as well as, new relief and intaglio print editions.

 

Art lovers of all kinds – from casual admirers to serious collectors – are invited to attend this highly anticipated showcase of artists that have participated through Self Help Graphics & Art’s Professional Printmaking Program.

 

The Professional Printmaking Program is the artistic foundation of Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG). The acclaimed Professional Printmaking Program has produced over 750 editions and offers artists of various experiences the opportunity to create limited edition silkscreen serigraphs and monoprints through a peer-led approach that is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment that supports our artists’ creativity and careers.

 

As one of the most recognized Latino printmaking centers in America, SHG is committed to taking more innovative approaches in everything it does. We have been dedicated to working with artists in exploring the juxtaposition of traditional and non-traditional printmaking processes and to the development of content that is both culturally relevant and investigative. As is our tradition and mission, emerging artists will be central in helping us experiment in each atelier.

 

 

 

Self Help Graphics & Art is a 501(c)3 organization. Our programs and events are supported in part by our artists, volunteers, and board of directors, as well as by our major donors and collectors. Additional support is provided by AltaMed, Bank of America Foundation, The California Arts Council, California Community Foundation, The California Endowment, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, The Getty Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, First District, City of Los Angeles, Councilman Jose Huizar, 14th District, National Endowment for the Arts, Rose Hills Foundation, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, Sony Pictures Entertainment, The Surdna Foundation, Pasadena Art Alliance, Union Pacific Foundation, and the Weingart Foundation.

PLEASE ONLY PARK ON AVAILABLE STREET PARKING & ADJACENT PARKING LOTS (DO NOT PARK ON SITE)

Self-Help Graphics was a great part of Big Sunday’s art/craft II and art/craft III.

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Christian Marclay: The Clock

July 5 - September 7, 2015   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Christian Marclay: The Clock is a 24-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time, excerpted and edited together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is shown. The result marks the exact time in real time for the viewer for 24 consecutive hours.

 

Note: The Clock will be screening in the Art of the Americas Building during regular museum hours. In addition, full 24-hour screenings will be held on Saturday, July 25th, and Saturday, August 8th. First come first served, no reservations. Space is limited, and there may be extensive waiting times. Please note that this work contains brief nudity and strong language.

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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Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination

November 2222, 2015 - February 21, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Among the most important figures to emerge during the 1990s, Los Angeles–based artist Diana Thater creates groundbreaking installations that push the physical, optical, and conceptual boundaries of how moving images are experienced. Depicting a range of natural phenomena—such as the weightless, seamless, underwater world of dolphins; honeybees, who communicate by dancing in the sixth-dimension; and the surprising fortitude of animals in Chernobyl in the aftermath of the worst nuclear meltdown ever—her works explore the subjectivity of animals and the complex relationships humans have constructed with nature. Thater’s dynamic, immersive installations challenge and invert accepted positions and realities through the deployment of color, movement, scale, and architecture.

 

The most comprehensive exhibition of her work to date, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination offers visitors an unprecedented opportunity to survey the artist’s film-, video-, and installation-based works. The exhibition takes its point of departure in the artist’s 1992 breakthrough work Oo Fifi, Five Days in Claude Monet’s Garden, Part 1 and Part 2, in which footage shot at the Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny, France, was broken into the primary colors of video (RGB) and partially reconstructed or projected separately. While the fragmentation of imagery recalls Monet’s own interest in breaking up visual experience, Thater’s work incorporates an interactive dimension, as viewers’ shadows are repetitively rendered in the three hues. The show’s most recent inclusion, Life Is a Time-Based Medium, filmed at the Galtaji Temple in Jaipur, India, is a monumental installation that conflates the actual architecture of the temple with the gallery in which it is shown. Focusing on the behaviors and interactions of the resident monkeys, Thater draws attention to the blurring of distinctions between tame and wild, which is further complicated by the divine status of the animals in Hinduism. Expansive in its scope, Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination traces the evolution of the artist’s celebrated practice and solidifies her standing as a pioneer of film and video art.

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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New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933

October 44, 2015 - January 17, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Germany’s Weimar Republic, established between the end of World War I and the Nazi rise to power, was a thriving laboratory of art and culture. As the country experienced unprecedented and often tumultuous social, economic, and political upheaval, many artists rejected Expressionism in favor of a new realism to capture this emerging society. Dubbed Neue Sachlichkeit—New Objectivity—its adherents turned a cold eye on the new Germany: its desperate prostitutes, crippled war veterans, and alienated urban landscapes, but also its emancipated New Woman, modern architecture, and mass-produced commodities. New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic, 1919–1933 is the first comprehensive exhibition in the United States to explore the dominant artistic trends of this period. Organized around five thematic sections and featuring 150 works by more than 50 artists, the exhibition mixes painting, photography, and works on paper to bring them into a visual dialogue. Key figures of modernism, such as Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, George Grosz, August Sander, and Christian Schad are featured alongside lesser-known artists such as Aenne Biermann, Heinrich Maria Davringhausen, Hans Finsler, Carl Grossberg, Lotte Jacobi, Alexander Kanoldt, and Georg Schrimpf.

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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Frank Gehry

September 1313, 2015 - March 20, 2016   ONGOING EVENT

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Frank Gehry has revolutionized architecture’s aesthetics, social and cultural role, and relationship to the city. His pioneering work in digital technologies set in motion the practices adopted by the construction industry today. The Canadian-born, Los Angeles–based architect’s work interrogates a building’s means of expression, a process that has brought with it new methods of design and technology as well as an innovative approach to materials. Gehry’s innovation and ability to push the boundaries of architecture garnered him the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1989.

 

Frank Gehry presents a comprehensive examination of his extraordinary body of work from the early 1960s—he established his firm in Los Angeles in 1962—to the present, featuring over 200 drawings, many of which have never been seen publicly, and 65 models that illuminate the evolution of Gehry’s thinking. Tracing the arc of his career, the exhibition focuses on two main themes: urbanism and the development of new systems of digital design and fabrication, including his use of CATIA, a software tool used in the aeronautics and automobile industries, which allows the digital manipulation of 3-D representations. This retrospective offers an opportunity to reflect on the development of Gehry’s work and to understand the processes of one of the great architectural minds.

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 Encore Saxophone Quartet

July 5, 2015, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

LACMA, Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Members of the Encore Saxophone Quartet perform music from the American Songbook to celebrate the Independence Day weekend.

 

Internationally renowned saxophonist Douglas Masek is recognized as one of today’s foremost exponents of contemporary saxophone music. His performances, which have emphasized versatility in a wide range of musical styles, from classical and contemporary to jazz, have consistently garnered critical acclaim. The Los Angeles Times stated that Masek’s playing is “smooth, sinuous, stunning, stylish, dazzling, and glowing with the requisite rich color”; the Daily Review in Oakland, California, wrote that “Masek plays with dazzling virtuosity”; and the Outlook in Santa Monica, California, declared that “Masek’s performance was marvelous . . . his control was almost uncanny . . . extraordinary musicianship.”

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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Conjunto Oye!

July 4, 2015, 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Began in 2004 by bandleader Adam Rundquist, Conjunto Oye! continues to play a great variety of salsa styles, making them one of the hot bands on the salsa scene today. The unique sound of Conjunto Oye! is created by five horns that comprise rich five-part harmonies that result in a symphonic texture. Lead vocalist Roosevelt Cordova is known as “El Presidente of Salsa” and adds to the band’s appeal.

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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Larry Nash & the Jazz Symphonics

July 3, 2015, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

LACMA, BP Grand Entrance, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323 857-6000

Renowned pianist Larry Nash is joined by saxophonist Rickey Woodard along with an all-star rhythm section. For over four decades, Nash has been performing and recording with such artists as Eddie Harris, Joni Mitchell, Tom Scott, Etta James, and Bill Withers. This concert features Larry Nash (piano), Roy McCurdy (drums), James Leary (bass), Rickey Woodard (saxophone), Steve Huffsteder (trumpet), and Tony Poingsett (percussion).

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Craft Night at CAFAM: CAN(vas) Art with Man One

July 7, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  

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

Website | Email | 323.937.4230

In the courtyard

*Project demonstrations at 7:00pm & 7:30pm (Galleries open 6:30pm–9:30pm)

$8/free for members (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

 

The spray can is a tool of choice for many artists, but for internationally known graffiti artist Man One the spray can has become an object to collect and paint on. Choose a can from Man One’s vast and funky collection to paint and transform into your own work of art.

 

RSVP requested to cafamjuly2015.eventbrite.com.

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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Closed Eyes Open Heart Presents: California Renaissance

August 29, 2015  

Closed Eyes Open Heart, 212 W. 12th Street, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 951.888.0755

Seeking :

-Sponsors & Artists: poets , spoken word

artist , digital artist , live artist , Street

artist, musicians, – caters – volunteers -

 

Closed Eyes Open Heart Inc. SoCal Radio

www.closedeyesopenheart.org. @Socalradio

This is the first time Big Sunday has worked with Closed eyes Open Heart – but we hope it’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship!

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Workshop: SOY ARTISTA “SUMMER OF YOUTH” ART PROGRAM

July 6 - August 6, 2015, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM   ONGOING EVENT

Self Help Graphics & Art's Youth and Community Program, 1300 E 1st St, Boyle Heights, California

Website | Email | 323.881.6444

Monday, July 6, 2015 – Thursday, August 6, 2015 | Hours: 11am to 2pm

FREE for Students 12-18!

 

1300 East 1st Street, Boyle Heights, CA 90033

 

 

 

For more information and to register RSVP at: workshops@selfhelpgraphics.com

 

 

Empowerment Through Art

Art workshops for youth.

 

 

S.O.Y. Artista (Summer of Youth Artist Program) is a five-week summer art-training workshop for local youths ages 12 to 18 that is provided free of charge. S.O.Y. Artista serves high school students with a critical need for summer programming while providing positive and alternative models for creativity in an environment that is nurturing and reflective of their lives and culture.

 

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED / ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

**REGISTER IN PERSON ON FIRST DAY**

Self-Help Graphics was a great part of Big Sunday’s art/craft II and art/craft III.

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Dinner With a Cause

October 15, 2015, 5:30 PM - 12:00 AM  

JW Marriott at LA Live, 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 31.859.5520

Join us for Dinner With a Cause, the annual fundraiser in support of the Downtown Women’s Center.

This exciting and critically important event brings together 550 guests from across Los Angeles for an evening of cocktails, exciting silent and live auctions, live entertainment, and a sit-down dinner – all dedicated to ending homelessness for women. In the past two years, Dinner With a Cause has raised over $1.6 million in unrestricted funding, with all proceeds going directly to the supportive services and housing that DWC provides to empower women to break the cycles of chronic poverty and unemployment.

Big Sunday has worked with the Downtown Women’s Center for years. Of course, they are our wonderful and lively guests each year at Bingo and Bagels at Canter’s Deli!

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Behind the Garden Wall Mural Unveiling

September 9, 2015, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  

Broadway Village II, 5101 S Braodway, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (213) 683-0522

Piece by Piece artists, participating Artisans and South Los Angeles residents will unveil a community-made Mosaic Mural adorning the Garden Walls at Broadway Village II, where Piece by Piece has provided free mosaic workshops to community members since 2007.  A companion exhibit of mosaic art made by Piece by Piece participants will compliment this community garden unveiling celebration

Piece by Piece has been part of Big Sunday’s art/craft a number of times, plus we worked together on a great project last March!

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Sign Up for Inner-City Arts’ Summer Institutes Program for Teens

June 22 - July 30, 2015  

Inner City Arts, 720 Kohler St, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 213-627-9621 ext. 120

Are you, or do you know, a teen who is looking for the opportunity to be creative this summer? Well, you’re in luck. Registration for Inner-City Arts’ Summer Institutes program for middle and high school students begins on May 2. Courses include dance, spoken word, drama, guitar, graphic design, and more! Session runs from June 22 – July 30. Click HERE for more info!

Big Sunday has worked happily with Inner-City Arts in all kinds of ways for many years, most recently on Big Sunday Weekend 2015!

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Language of the Heart

July 11, 2015, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM  

Pico Union Project, 1153 Valencia St., Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 818-760-1077

A Theatre Project presented by Los Angeles’ Citizen Change Theatre Company

Artistic Directors Brian Powell, Gina Rose Powell and Joaquin Camilo

 

A multi-cultural exploration of diversity, hope, love and humor: A group of strangers trapped on a subway discover what we hold dearest in our hearts. A one hour adventure of heightened physical theatre with live music accompaniment.

Reception following the show sponsored by Big Sunday

Gina Rose Powell has helped build gardens for Big Sunday at sites from Culver City to Wilmington to Monterey Park. Big Sunday worked together with The Pico-Union Project for the first time on Big Sunday Weekend 2015 – and we’re very happy to be working together again!

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Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

August 4 - 16, 2015  

Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (310) 208-5454

Lyrics & Music by Irving Berlin

Book by Hershey Felder

Directed by Trevor Hay

Limited Run – Back by Popular Demand!

 

Critic’s Choice! A “remarkable portrait … richly entertaining and ultimately touching.”

- Los Angeles Times

“You do not want to miss a delicious moment!”

- Broadway World

The Geffen Theatre has generously provided free tickets for various Big Sunday events. Most recently, Big Sunday volunteers took a group of vets to the see a play there.

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Murder for Two

May 26 - July 5, 2015   ONGOING EVENT

Geffen Play House: Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 310.208.5454

Book and Music by Joe Kinosian

Book and Lyrics by Kellen Blair

Directed by Scott Schwartz

Featuring Original New York Cast Jeff Blumenkrantz and Brett Ryback

 

“A hilarious musical whodunit!” – The New York Observer

” Ingenious! A snazzy double-act! – The New York Times

” A must see jolt of caffeinated creativity!” – NY1

 

Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed … fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills — with the help of his silent partner, Lou. Everyone is a suspect in Murder For Two, a hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist. One actor investigates the crime. The other plays all the suspects. And they both play the piano.

The Geffen Theatre has generously provided free tickets for various Big Sunday events. Most recently, Big Sunday volunteers took a group of vets to the see a play there.

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Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

August 4 - 16, 2015  

Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | (310) 208-5454

Critic’s Choice! A “remarkable portrait … richly entertaining and ultimately touching.” – Los Angeles Times

“Enriching, humorous and replete with most of the brilliant Berlin tunes … you do not want to miss a delicious moment of it!” – Broadway World

 

Hershey Felder brings to life the remarkable story of Irving Berlin, “America’s Composer.” From the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia, to New York’s Lower East Side, and ultimately all of America and the world, Berlin’s story epitomizes the American dream. Featuring the composer’s most popular and enduring songs from “God Bless America,” to “White Christmas” and beyond, Hershey Felder’s masterful creation of character and musical performance makes this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey.

The Geffen Theatre has generously provided free tickets for various Big Sunday events. Most recently, Big Sunday volunteers took a group of vets to the see a play there.

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Be A Good Little Widow

April 1717, 2014 - June 30, 2015, 8:00 PM - 11:58 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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James Ellroy Visits Chevalier’s

July 9, 2015, 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM  

Chevalier's Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323-465-1334

Chevalier’s is thrilled to host acclaimed author James Ellroy, who knows the dark history of Los Angeles, and particularly our ‘hood, only too well. On Thursday, July 9th, at 6:30pm, join us as we celebrate the paperback release of his bestselling novel Perfidia, and his most recent nonfiction work, LAPD ’53 (written with Glynn Martin of the Los Angeles Police Museum). If you’ve read his brilliant memoir My Dark Places, you’ll know that this visit marks Ellroy’s return to the scene of his crime.

 

Perfidia centers on the hellish murder of a Japanese family in December of 1941. LAPD captain William H. Parker is superbly gifted, corrosively ambitious, liquored-up, and consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at odds with Sergeant Dudley Smith—Irish émigré, ex-IRA killer, fledgling war profiteer. Hideo Ashida is a police chemist and the only Japanese on the L.A. cop payroll. Kay Lake is a twenty-one-year-old dilettante looking for adventure. The investigation throws them together and rips them apart. The crime becomes a political storm center that brilliantly illuminates these four driven souls—comrades, rivals, lovers, history’s pawns.

 

With LAPD ’53, Ellroy has teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Museum to present a stunning text on 1953 L.A. While combing the museum’s photo archives, Ellroy discovered that the year featured a wide array of stark and unusual imagery—and he has written 25,000 words that illuminate the crimes and law enforcement of the era. More than 80 duotone photos are spread throughout the book in the manner of hard-edged police evidence.

 

We’re so excited to host this event with “one of the great American writers of our time” (LA Times). Ellroy will be reading from and discussing his books, with a signing to follow. You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with a legendary writer!

Chevalier’s Books is now co-owned by longtime Big Sunday supporter and former member Bert Deixler. And special guest David Ulin has also helped out at Big Sunday; on at least one occasion he was seen dropping off all sort of great stuff for one of our famous yard sales!

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Meet Josh Weltman, the Real-Life Don Draper

July 2, 2015, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM  

Chevalier's Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, California

Website | Email | 323-465-1334

Josh Weltman is a twenty-five year veteran of the advertising business, a working creative director, co-producer, writer and artist. As co-producer and advertising consultant on Mad Men, Josh worked closely with creator Matthew Weiner to ensure Don Draper acted and sounded like a genius. Now, Josh is finally sharing his marketing secrets with Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You’re Selling.

 

Filled with real-life examples and telling anecdotes from Josh’s extensive experience with small marketing campaigns and global brands (including BMW, Doritos, Whole Foods Market, and Kia Motors), Seducing Strangers shows just how to navigate between creativity and practicality to get the job done.

 

Trust us, you won’t want to miss this compelling and informative event with a true marketing pro!

Chevalier’s Books is now co-owned by longtime Big Sunday supporter and former member Bert Deixler. And special guest David Ulin has also helped out at Big Sunday; on at least one occasion he was seen dropping off all sort of great stuff for one of our famous yard sales!

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