Lummis Day Festivities and Local Art Exhibition Make for A Lively Weekend at the Southwest Museum Site

June 2, 2017 by Chris Morris

The 12th Annual Lummis Day Festival is happening this weekend, June 2-4, at multiple locations around North East Los Angeles. This weekend of events is a celebration of music, art, food, film, and community that honors the spirit and creativity of Charles Lummis. All events are free and you can find a full list of the activities and their locations on the Lummis Day schedule.

Once again the Autry Museum of the American West is participating in Lummis Day by opening the historic Southwest Museum site for the weekend, where they are showcasing a free exhibition, For the Love of the Arroyo, organized by local artist and curator Raoul De la Sota and Roderick Smith. Stop by on Saturday afternoon to meet some of the artists whose work is on display and maybe even take some artwork home! All proceeds from sales of For the Love of the Arroyo will help fund the restoration of the Marmion Way mural. If you can’t be there this weekend, the exhibit will be up through June 18th and open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 4 pm.

This is the perfect excuse to come out and enjoy the beautiful weather, visit the historic Southwest Museum site, and see some beautiful artwork by local artists. Don’t miss it!

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