submission by Julie Rico

About Your Application

Organization(s) name(s):

Julie Rico DBA as O Fine Art

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Describe Your Organization(s)

Non-profit organization

For-profit organization


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Fine Art Gallery Producing Art Events

In one sentence, please describe what your organization does.


LA Art Fest supports artists of all kinds from the diverse communities in the Los Angeles area.

In one to three sentences, please describe your proposal.


LA Art Fest will present work by the most innovative and interesting artists in Los Angeles. The event will be a juxtaposition of styles and cultures reflecting the true tapestry of art communities throughout Los Angeles. The event will feature music, painting, sculpture, and craft-works created by artists in the area.

Please write a sample tweet to describe your submission.


LAARTFEST invites you to a multi-cultural art event with; fine art installations, performers, music & food!

Where will you be working? Please be specific (e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County).

Central LA

East LA

San Gabriel Valley

San Fernando Valey

South LA


South Bay

Antelope Valley

County of Los Angeles (countywide)

City of Los Angeles (citywide)


Other (please specify below):

e.g. Third Street Middle School; Boyle Heights; LA County:

Chinatown, Historic State Park

How do you plan to use these resources to make change? (check all that apply)

Conduct research

Engage residents and stakeholders

Implement a pilot or new project

Expand a pilot or program

Mobilize for systems change

Advocate with policymakers and leaders

Implement and track policy

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How will your proposal improve the following “Create” metrics? (check all that apply)

Employment in the creative industries

Arts establishments per capita

Concentration of manufacturing activity in LA

Federal research grant funding

Patents per capita

Jobs per capita

Minority- and women-owned firms

Gini coefficient

Number of high growth startups

Venture capital investment

Measures of cultural and global economic influence (“soft power”) (Dream Metric)

Recruiting and retention rates for local higher education institutions (Dream Metric)

Percentage of graduates from local higher education institutions that remain in LA County 5 years after graduating (Dream Metric)

Unemployment rates (and opportunities) for the formerly incarcerated (Dream Metric)

Describe in greater detail how you will make LA the best place to create.


Los Angeles needs an arts festival!

Focus on:

➢ Employ Musicians
➢ Sell Fine Art and Support a Fine art exhibition
➢ Employ Fine artists
➢ Art installations
➢ Engage Artists to produce for Craft Booths
➢ Employ Food Booths and Food Trucks
➢ Employ Artists for installations
➢ Employ Performance artists
➢ Employ Multi-Cultural music stage
➢ Employ Experimental music stage
➢ Employ DJs music/dance stage (Night)

This event would be supported by the artists representing hundreds of cultures within LA. The event will be a success for all of our communities. An environment where artists and their friends and neighbors congregate to see the art of fellow Angelenos is a great way to learn about and celebrate the different cultures of Los Angeles. Artists often represent the vanguard of a community's curiosity and inclusion and tolerance. A painting, a sculpture, an installation, a song, a play, a dance, are seen by fellow artists as expressions from a fellow traveller.

As a mega-city, a world class city, an international media center, a gateway city, Los Angeles is in a unique position to demonstrate new and innovative approaches for cultivating connectivity in a world with more diaspora, more urbanization, more fragmentation and more clustering . Cultivating city-wide communication and learning by and about artists and their creations, artists from LA's various communities should help to make Angelenos more curious, interested, and knowledgeable about the cultures in the City of Angels, ultimately more tolerant of their neighbors and work colleagues.

Interaction in a forum like LA ART FEST would foster understanding of the "other" in a creative and positive, family-friendly forum.

Reasons art projects benefit the larger community:

• Artists create economies that benefit the smaller community and often times the larger community.
• Cultural diversity rubs off on each other. Supporting cultural diversity offers better understanding of our fellow man.

• Education: As community members become exposed to information about, various cultural efforts, the more they want. Education/information is always good.

• Cooperation: Cultural efforts help bring people together to accomplish great things for the community.

Please explain how you will evaluate your work.



Attendance - Attendance will be measured by counting the number of attendees. The diversity of attendees will be measured by analyzing surnames in a database format.

Quality of presentations - Successful presentations will be measured by the number of presentations, the diversity of presentations, and the artistic merit of the presentations. A catalog of presentations will be produced for review by event producers and Los Angeles cultural affairs administrators.

Successful administration of the event will be measured by evaluating conformance with the budget, permit compliance and management of vendors and implementation of sculpture installations.

Post on-line survey to artists, performers and guests.
Timeline for every aspect of the event will be created.
Once goals are met they will be checked off.
Weekly meetings with production team for 6 months leading up to the event will allow for information to be shared.

How can the LA2050 community and other stakeholders help your proposal succeed? (check all that apply)

Money (financial capital)

Volunteers/staff (human capital)

Publicity/awareness (social capital)

Infrastructure (building/space/vehicles, etc.)


Technical infrastructure (computers, etc.)

Community outreach

Network/relationship support

Quality improvement research

Other (please specify below):

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Galvanizing the energy of the artists in the surrounding Los Angeles area is the best way to open a doorway from the artist's minds to the public's minds. Join us in making this one of the most fantastic events of the century in Downtown Los Angeles. Created to include every ethnic community the event will showcase unseen talent. Food, fun, art, crafts and nature in the Historic State Park will make for an unforgettable experience.

by Julie Rico
6 months ago

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
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