Piece by Piece is a proud to be a part of the Skid Row Arts Alliance
Piece by Piece is excited to be a part of the collaborative Skid Row Arts Alliance (SRAA) with neighboring arts organizations including Street Symphony, Urban Voices Project, Creative i, and the Los Angeles Poverty Department.
This Alliance began in 2019 to create a revitalized artistic and civic landscape that represents, celebrates, and amplifies the voices of marginalized populations of Los Angeles County and to fill the gaps of programming within the multifaced networks of Skid Row. These initiatives bring together artists living and working in Skid Row, including folks who have not been previously engaged in community groups and services. The SRAA provides opportunities to engage in cultural and artistic activities and works closely with service providers in the area to connect the program participants to free resources in the community.
Throughout 2020, during the height of the pandemic, SRAA strengthened and deepened engagement with the Skid Row community through the distribution of art supplies, participatory virtual activities, the public distribution of Skid Row Arts Zine and art care packages— and through digital support as needed to participate in zoom rehearsals, virtual open mic nights, and other events.
Most recently, SRAA coordinated an art activation at a Cooling Station in Skid Row, where Urban Voices hosted an open mic, and attendees created small mosaics with Piece by Piece. In 2022, we look forward to continuing these efforts, engaging with more community members, and strengthening our relationship with current participants.
For more information and to be connected with online offerings of different Skid Row-based arts organizations, please visit https://www.artstvguide.com/.