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Community Art and Demolition Derby

Sue Kerr | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
Sue Kerr

My friends at Most Wanted Fine Art (MWFA) dragged a car all around the country, wheat pasting photos of supporters onto the car only to end up smashing the vehicle at a country fair.

Learning Los Angeles: Judy Baca, Artist as Activist

Julia Wasson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

From 1974-1975, Baca organized, hired and trained teams of at-risk youth, many of them gang members and part of the justice system, to execute this story at a time when there were no Hispanic members on the City Council or the School Board. Today, Baca and Padilla work non-stop.

Part One: Tomas Benitez on his friend Sister Karen of Self Help Graphics

Cathy Weiss | Posted 12.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

Tomas Benitez has spent his life in the arts community of East Los Angeles -- as a writer, Shakespearean actor, consultant to the Smithsonian, UCLA, a...

ELEVATE Atlanta: Reclaiming Communities Through the Arts

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

The arts bring people together that would not normally be connected. It is programs like Atlanta's ELEVATE, a program whose mission is to initiate positive urban growth through arts economics -- or the concept of culture being a driving force for commerce.

Inside The Plan To Transform New Orleans Into A Giant Musical Playground

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

A "sonic playground," a "shantytown-sound laboratory," a "small village of ramshackle sculptures." These are just some of the phrases that have been u...

Community Art In Mid-America

Artwrit | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts

Great Wall of Respect, Chicago. By Kyle McKenzie. Read the article as it appeared in the October '12 issue of Artwrit. Dave Loewenstein, an artist...

Lola's Laundry

Summer Pierre | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Summer Pierre

I realized that I had created something I always dreamed of creating: something that not only made me feel connected to the world, but made others feel connected to it, too.

Street Artist Swoon To Build A Musical House In New Orleans

Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts

Brooklyn based street artist Swoon is working with the city of New Orleans and New Orleans Air Lift to give residents a musical house. Swoon, who was ...

PostSecret Shares Vet Secrets, Inspires Users To Give Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Community art project, PostSecret has inspired Internet users for years with secrets anonymously penned on the back of postcards. For Veterans Day th...

THE SKINNY: The Creative Time Summit 'Revolutions In Public Practice,' NYC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: The Creative Time Summit: Revolutions in Public Practice 2 WHO: Presenters include Danielle Abrams, Basekamp, Saskia Bos, The Bruce High Quali...

How Can There Be Community Art Centers Without Artists and Their Art?

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Adams

As a gallery, museum, and public artist with 30 years of professional experience , I took an especially keen interest in the issue as to whether Los Angeles should close their community art centers.

When Tragedy Strikes, Detroit Man Turns To Art, Kindness

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This story is part of HuffPost Impact's 12 Days, 12 Cities, 12 Families series, highlighting Americans who have persevered to overcome incredible chal...