• Don Kim's Music & Dance performance at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple for the Culminating Festival.
  • Jarell Perry collaborates with Wil-Dog of Ozomatli at The Echoplex.
  • Ate9 Dance Company's performance to an Omid Walizadeh original.
  • Voices of LA featured artist Doc Whisper's spoken word performance.

Voices of LA: The Krupnick Festival of the Arts

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Client: Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

Project Time Frame: March – October 2014

Event Dates: July – August, and Sunday, September 14th, 2014 11am – 5:30pm

Generously funded by the Harry and Belle Krupnick Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and presented by the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Community Arts Resources (CARS) was asked to capture the diversity of Los Angeles by producing a multicultural, collaborative series of performances. Voices of LA: The Krupnick Festival of the Arts brought Jewish artists together with artmakers from various communities across Los Angeles creating original works that featured musicians, dancers, spoken word and visual artists. CARS produced the Voices of LA Summer Series; bringing more than 45 Los-Angeles-based artists together for 5 cross-cultural pairings, to perform at 8 carefully selected venues throughout LA. Artists of the 5 unique collaborations included Grammy-winning, Latin alternative band La Santa Cecilia, with Middle Eastern, Israeli sounds of the Yuval Ron Ensemble, the new-school, alt-R&B singer-song-writer Jarell Perry, with Grammy-winning, salsa-pop-reggae-hip hop sounds of Wil-Dog Abers of the band Ozomatli, just to name a few. In September 2014, the Voices of LA Summer Series culminated at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown, with a family-friendly, celebratory festival showcasing all 5 collaborations, a food stage, interactive workshops, food trucks and multiple performance stages. In addition to curating the unique collaborations, CARS managed the overall production of each performance: creating an identity for the series, securing traditional and digital advertising, event registration, email Listserve and website management and festival production. Community Arts Resources (CARS) successfully broke down ethnic barriers, strengthened diverse relationships and created a culture of greater understanding and acceptance across Los Angeles through the medium of art.

Video: Voices of LA

Harry and Belle Krupnick Endowment Fund
Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Voices of LA: The Krupnick Festival of the Arts
Video: Voices of LA

Voices of LA: The Krupnick Festival of the Arts
3663 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles,CA 90010