Friday, July 20, 2007

Experiencing Little Armenia

On the heels of LAist's neighborhood guide for Little Armenia, LA Commons is hosting an event in Tony Pierce's 'hood this weekend.

From the LA Commons website:

a Summer 2007 Project of LA Commons
July 21st - A Taste of Pomegranate: Sampling Art in Little Armenia

Join us on the afternoon of July 21st in East Hollywood for a celebration of Armenian culture, art and food. The Armenian Center for the Arts, LA Commons and UCLA present "A Taste of Pomegranate: Sampling Art in Little Armenia." The afternoon includes: handwoven tapestries and lace work, traditional and contemporary Armenian music and dance performances, tours of Noah's Ark library, and opportunities to view local art works on display throughout the neighborhood and interact directly with the artists. In addition, a public art project of LA Commons created with artist Gregory Beylerian and youth from the Rose & Alex Pilibos School will be unveiled.
Here's a unique opportunity to not only experience the community of Little Armenia but also the true Armenian culture that inspires such a community. Check out the Free event and take in the sights, sounds and tastes of Little Armenia.

More details from LA Commons:

A Taste of Pomegranate Events:

2:00 to 4:00 PM
Browse booths with traditional tapestries and lace work
Guided tours of Noah's Ark Library
Art Walk around Little Armenia
(Walks depart from Pilibos School to local businesses where you'll have the chance to meet and greet local artists, view their works and sample Armenian snacks along the way.)

4:00 to 7:00 PM
Dance performance by a group from the Nayiri Dance Ensemble
LA Commons public art project unveiling...
Celebrate the incredible work of students from Pilibos School and artist Gregory Beylerian. Unveiling ceremony will take place on the grounds of the Pilibos School starting around 4:15 PM.
Dance to the sounds of world-renowned John Bilezikjian Ensemble
Seating available and plenty of room to dance! Also outside of Pilibos School.

This is a free event open to all ages!

Bring a little cash for food booths and neighborhood eateries.

For more information contact LA Commons at (213) 705-4457, email us at or visit our website at

1 comment:

Militant Angeleno said...

The Militant was there. Full coverage in mah blawg!