CURRENT:LA Public Art Biennial Opens July 16!

OooWe we’re getting close. Summer is almost upon us (official first day of Summer is June 20) so it’s time to fill our social calendars with fun outdoor activities. LA is filled with so many great little neighborhoods to explore, and next month all 15 council districts of Los Angeles will host outdoor art exhibitions for an entire month.

CURRENT:LA Water Public Art Biennial opens July 16 and runs through August 14.

Over 130 artists submitted proposals that resulted in the final 13 artists and artist teams were  selected to participate in this inaugural biennial, including:

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Edgar Arceneaux

Josh Callaghan + Daveed Kapoor (team)

Mel Chin

Chris Kallmyer

Candice Lin

Lucky Dragons (Luke Fischbeck + Sarah Rara)

Teresa Margolles

Kori Newkirk

Michael Parker

Gala Porras-Kim

Rirkrit Tiravanija

and Kerry Tribe.

Did you know?

Art biennials date back to 1895 and are traditionally held within four-walled environments like museums and galleries. CURRENT:LA will democratize the way people access art but displaying temporary public art projects in neighborhoods where residents live, work, and play.

CurbedLA created a really great map of where you can find all of the locations where the artwork will be staged.  Every council district in Los Angeles is represented, including: Bowtie Project (Council District 1); South Weddington Park (Council District 2); Origin of the LA River (Council District 3); Sunnynook River Park (Council District 4); Cheviot Hills Recreation Center (Council District 5); Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area (Council District 6); Hansen Dam (Council District 7); Norman O. Houston Park (Council District 8); South Los Angeles Wetland Park (Council District 9); Westside Neighborhood Park (Council District 10); Del Rey Lagoon (Council District 11); Bee Canyon (Council District 12); Echo Park (Council District 13); 1st Street Bridge (Council District 14); and Point Fermin Park (Council District 15).

Want to know how you can participate?

Submit your event idea!

We are now accepting applications for conCURRENT events for inclusion in the master Calendar of Events as part of CURRENT:LA programming. These events could include film, music, performance, workshops, and other creative ideas.

If you are a neighborhood organization or community group who would like to host an event that contributes to the dialogue around the topic of water we urge you to submit your ideas at Please review the criteria to participate before submitting anything, applications will be accepted until June 26.

And for those that Tweet.

.@Current_LA is a city-wide outdoor #publicart biennial opening July 16 – August 14. Learn more at #CurrentLA2016

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Be sure to check out our new, expanded website,

Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks!

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