Piece by Piece Mosaics Bloom in the Arts Pavilion at 2015 Central Avenue Jazz Festival July 25-26

Piece by Piece Artisans invite festival-going public to help create mosaic art on grand scale

Artist painting a ceramic at a Piece by Piece Workshop


Contact: Lisa Marsh, Piece By Piece
Voice: 213-683-0522 X601
Cell:  626-354-1063
E-Mail: lisa.marsh@piecebypiece.org
Website: www.piecebypiece.org   
Facebook/IG:  piecebypiecela

Los Angeles, CA – Piece by Piece Artisans invite the public to join them in creating mosaic art on a grand scale.  All ages are welcomed to visit the Arts Pavilion at the 2015 Central Avenue Jazz Festival and help create mosaic blooms to adorn a garden wall in our community.

The crowd-pleasing Central Avenue Jazz Festival, a homage to the musical and cultural history of the avenue, fills the ears of more than 30,000 multi-cultural guests of all ages. This year the festival will include an Arts Pavilion exhibiting local work and Mosaic-Making activity with Piece by Piece.

Piece by Piece has for many years been a resource for residents of South Los Angeles to engage their creativity and learn mosaic skills.  A popular weekly workshop held at 51st and Broadway has helped many to develop as artists.  Now working to build creative economy in the area, Piece by Piece will soon open a storefront promoting mosaic Artisans and is undergoing projects to enhance and enrich the local community and its residents.

Festival-goers may learn about upcoming projects, how to engage in Piece by Piece workshops and pathways for becoming a Piece by Piece Artisan or joining the Piece by Piece learning community as a volunteer.

The Jazz Festival takes place over several blocks of the historic Vernon-Central neighborhood with food vendors and an eclectic range of stages. The free two-day festival presents a diverse selection of food, art, culture and vibrant music. The Piece by Piece activity will be located in the Arts Pavilion adjacent the most famous avenue landmark, the Dunbar Hotel. Directions and more at www.piecebypiece.org/events.

The Festival is presented by the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) in conjunction with Councilman Curren D. Price Jr.  Festival details may be found at: www.centralavejazz.org

About Piece by Piece. is a non-profit organization operating in South Los Angeles and Skid Row to fulfill its mission to provide low-income and formerly homeless people free mosaic art workshops using recycled materials to develop marketable skills, self-confidence, earned income and an improved quality of life. For more information, visit www.piecebypiece.org.

About Creative Economy in Los Angeles.  Piece by Piece is recipient of the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles and Center For Cultural Innovation's Creative Economic Development Fund (CEDF) Grant. The grant supports the opening of a storefront at Mercado La Paloma in South Los Angeles to market mosaic wares designed and handmade by low-income residents whose participation puts them on a path to earned income.  As a compliment to the City's Great Streets Initiative, the fund was developed to invest in entrepreneurs who will use artistic practices to achieve positive social impact. For more information visit www.cciarts.org.

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