Chinatown Business Improvement District Launches 10-Year Revitalization Effort With Chinatown Art Festival
Top California Artists to Preview New Artwork of Chinatown at Press Briefing WHAT: To mark the establishment of a 10-year Business Improvement District to revitalize this historic area of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Chinatown Business Council will host a press briefing to provide details about the upcoming Chinatown Art Festival. This month-long celebration of Chinatown's rich 63-year history will kick-off the BID's summer event schedule that includes an outdoor Chinese film festival, Asian-inspired fashion show and a variety of other cultural activities and entertainment. The Chinatown Art Festival will feature "plein air" paintings of Chinatown created by some of the state's foremost artists, all members of the California Art Club. These artists are currently painting in Chinatown, and a selection of paintings will be exhibited at 951 North Broadway beginning June 23. Accompanying the paintings will be an exhibition of the history of both Chinatown and Asian-Americans in California, curated by the Chinese American Museum. WHO: The LACBC and the California Art Club, one of the nation's largest fine arts organization, are co-sponsoring the Chinatown Art Festival. Key members of both organizations will be in attendance at the press briefing, as well as participating artists who will preview some of their new paintings of Chinatown. WHY: It is hoped that the Art Festival paintings and the summer events will give Southern Californians renewed interest and a different perspective on this multicultural jewel of Los Angeles, which has suffered from neglect during the past two decades. WHEN: Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Press Briefing 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon Q&A Session 12:00 noon Visit with artists at their easels in Chinatown WHERE: 951 North Broadway (the former United Commercial Bank building) CONTACT: Beverly Chang of Los Angeles Chinatown Business Council, 310-472-9323, or cell, 310-709-4922 MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X76744990
SOURCE Los Angeles Chinatown Business Council
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