Catering to all ages and families, TARFEST offers FREE kids art-making and cultural activities with Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, The Korean Cultural Center, Orchard Supply Hardware and METRO. Theatre of Hearts/Youth First will lead a hands-on, interactive percussion workshop, with call and response activities in a traditional drum circle. Intergenerational hip-hop and breakdancing collective Justice by Uniting in Creative Energy (JUiCE) will conduct art and dance workshops as well.
About TARFEST/LAUNCH LA: TARFEST, produced and managed by LAUNCH LA, provides important performance and exhibition opportunities to some of the region’s finest emerging artists, performers, and cultural innovators on the historic Miracle Mile of Los Angeles. LAUNCH LA is a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit social enterprise that believes exposure to the arts enhances quality of life and strengthens community. Passionate about promoting all contemporary art forms and their hybrids, LAUNCH LA recognizes the need for exemplary productions that create important cultural happenings with the assistance of commercial partners, cultural institutions and like-minded individuals and organizations.
Gourmet Food Trucks
Outdoor Biergarten for the 21+ Crowd Featuring Lagunitas Beer
LOCATED AT THE LA BREA TAR PITS PARK
La Brea Tar Pits Park
5801 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
TARFEST 2017 is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Art Commission, the California Arts Council, and The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles. Some of this year’s sponsors include Olympia Medical Center, Lagunitas Brewery, The Original Farmer’s Market, The Grove, Beverly Connection, Los Angeles City Councilmembers David Ryu and Paul Koretz, Skanska/Traylor/Shea and METRO, builders of the Purple Line subway, Arclight Cinemas, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, the Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce, and many other businesses and individuals who believe in advancing creativity and free, innovative arts programming in Los Angeles. A special thanks for the support and participation of cultural partners LACMA and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
The LAUNCH LA Board of Directors would like to thank our generous Sponsors, our supportive Partners and all the special individuals and organizations who have supported our mission, the production of TarFest and all of the LAUNCH LA Gallery programming.