Upcoming Rio Vistas Micro Grant Activation featuring Rosalie Lopez

Yoga classes, immersive art installations, pop-up parties, art workshops, interactive performances. Sounds like fun, right?

Recently, we shared a blog post about our upcoming Rio Vistas events. As a refresher, Rio Vistas are street ends along the LA River that community members are programming to celebrate aesthetic, recreational, and environmental benefits of community space for neighborhoods along the LA River. We offered  $1,000 grants to help activate these areas to empower people to plan and create experiences that reflect what they believe the power of the LA River is to connect community at these street ends.

Essentially, our Rio Vistas programs highlight the incredible people that work, live, and play along the LA River. We’re delighted to announce one coming up this weekend, and we’d love to have you join us


The What

This weekend’s Rio Vista activation is designed to celebrate the memory of loved ones past. The installation will use living houseplants and repurposed objects to create an inviting space called Debbie’s Inheritance. In exchange for a take-home rooting plant, voice recorded or written memories will be collected and shared in a digital memory archive.

The Who

Rosalie M. López is a conceptual artist whose artwork involves reforming cultural iconography, often referencing the idealized perfect with more true-to-life icons, in order to highlight and recognize the strength, power and influence of our communities, while also speaking about cultural and social expressions. She primarily uses printmaking, papel picado, installation, and the altar/offering to relay experiences of survival, loss, and hope.

The When (and the Where!)
May 13, 2017 at 11am - 3pm

At the end of Coolidge Street
3050 N Coolidge Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
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We hope you’re able to join us. This weekend promises to be a unique opportunity to celebrate those we love and the community we treasure. We sure hope you can join.



Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.