Connecting communities through cultural programming,
urban interventions and active engagement.
Project Time Frame: 2009 - Present
Event Dates: Various events since 2010
In addition to implementing an extensive planning and public outreach campaign to engage local organizations and residents in the planning processes of the open streets event, Community Arts Resources (CARS) programmed supporting activities along the route. Each “Hub” or pedestrian zone was designed to reflect the distinct culture of the neighborhood. From community organization and sponsor booths, arts and crafts, live performances, kids bicycle safety workshops, food trucks, craft vendor booths, to yoga in the park, CARS worked closely with local community groups, the Mayor’s Office, city council members and other political representatives to activate the public space in a way that is unique to each and every hub location. Depending on the route, 4-7 hubs are carefully selected to engage attendees and enhance their experiences with the local community.
See the Planning Section for more details about the open streets event, and Marketing Section to learn more about the CicLAvia brand.