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Cochinilla Holiday Market

with @latinxwithplants

Music, Dranks, Art, Art Demos, Handmade Goods, Rare Plants, Pots, Food Y Mas!

Saturday Dec 16, 2023

Event Starts Runs: 12-5

Location: 2208 E Cesar Chavez Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Come through and say hola.

Are you ready to shop ‘til you shimmer? 🛍️✨ Pull up to the @halodtla Holiday Market tomorrow Thursday, December 7th from 10am - 4pm.

The market will feature unique local makers, artists, and brands for all your holiday gifts! Handmade jewelry, candles, home goods, art, fashion, seasonal eats, and more!

I Have Paid a Price for My Commitment, a powerful quote by revolutionary artist Elizabeth Catlett, is now a Transformative Arts exhibition highlighting Catlett’s influences on artists who employ visual language as world building praxis. The artists featured in the exhibition are border crossers, disruptors, and practitioners of maternal care and Black and Brown ecologies visualizing a complex yet accessible iconography that prioritizes communities.

Catlett embodied ontological complexities that both forced and enabled her fugitivity. Raised in a Black Radical tradition, she tended to her children, colleagues, students and friends with fierce maternalism, making space with language and meaning and a powerful materiality that held space open for those who believed that art’s purpose is a counter-narrative to normativity and institutional harm.

Catlett also was a conduit for women’s stories that were tangential to her experiences but were not her own. Artists in this exhibition come from diverse backgrounds, many are immigrants who work with transgressive visual language born from movement to give voice to narratives that need to be removed from the shadows. These artists embrace cultural, ritual, ethereal and aesthetic knowledge that transcend geographies and otherness to unite us in the practice of storytelling as care. The exhibition runs until October 29 with programming to be announced.


During the Grand Park Easy Mornings Arts Festival, two weekends of art workshops were organized, inviting the community to immerse themselves in a world of creativity. In this workshop led by artist Michael Vargas, participants of all ages and diverse backgrounds were welcomed to engage in the joyous process of drawing, coloring, and creating.

These workshops provided a unique opportunity for individuals to unleash their artistic expression while fostering a sense of togetherness and unity. Witnessing people from diverse backgrounds coming together to channel their creativity was an inspiring sight, evoking feelings of pure bliss and joy.

The event not only celebrated art but also celebrated the power of community and shared experiences, leaving lasting memories of collective creation.