Arts ReSTORE LA: Pop-Ups Breathe New Life into Westwood
Arts ReSTORE LA is a new project in Westwood, organized by the Hammer Museum to make use of the village's many empty storefronts. For this month only, craftspeople have been given a space to show and sell their wares.
Claire Hoffman is a Director on the Board of the Goldhirsh Foundation.
Arts ReSTORE LA has been made possible in part by the Goldhirsh Foundation, who created the LA2050 project that awarded ten organizations funding for a project that would positively shape the future of LA. Here's Claire Hoffman describing the project and how she thinks it's turning out.
Ann Philbin is the director of the Hammer Museum, here she is talking about how Arts ReSTORE LA came about and how they decided who to invite to participate.
Ann Philbin with Ben Westley of Loyal Dean, an organic skateboard company.
Dina Epstein founder of Clark & Madison handmade goods.
Angeleno artisans & shoppers in the restored site.
A display from the artist collective and public fruit activist group Fallen Fruit
The organization For Your Art is also a participant.
photos by Susie Goodman