Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD)

Founded in 1985, LAPD is made up of people who make art and live and work in Skid Row...


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LAPD's yearly arts festival at Gladys Park in Skid Row...



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“The Dream Walk Exhibit” Aug. 20 – Sept. 18

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Los Angeles Poverty Department is pleased to announce Skid Row History Museum and Archive’s new exhibition, “The Dream Walk Exhibit” by Skid Row neighborhood artists from Lamp Community’s Arts Program. Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 2-5pm and during DTLA Art Walk: August 11th and September 8th, 6-9pm. OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday August…

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“Can You Dig This” – Free Movie Nights at the Museum

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Friday, August 26, 7 pm: screening “Can You Dig This”, followed by a discussion with James Todd, lifelong gardener, and labor and community organizer and Kennard Morris, downtown gardener and entertainer, at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive. Movie Nights At The Museum are free, with free popcorn, coffee, and…

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