Today was a fun day of various art adventures with my good friend, Heather. She introduced me to a few places in Long Beach that I wasn't aware of. We began at Art Exchange, a community arts center, where we make snowflakes for the surviving students of Sandy Hook. It was amazing to see people walk in off the street and begin making art together. There was definitely a feeling of a community in that room.
Inspired by our first activity, here are Dune (on the right) and Sparks (on the left) making paper snowflakes.
We made our way to a cool music store, Fingerprints, and had brunch and browsed the shop. Then, she introduced me to The Long Beach Depot for Creative Re-Use. This is a store with odds and ends that normally people would throw out, but artists may want to use in recycled art work. It was a bit overwhelming to walk through.
We ended our Art Adventure with a trip to the Museum of Latin American Art. I love this museum. It is small, but it definitely puts on a big show. If you haven't been to there, you should check out their current exhibits. I love their permanent collection exhibit. It always changes. They find fun and innovative ways to display work in the permanent collection. Last time I was there, they told a tall tale with the paintings and sculptures. This time, they have connected work to cards in the game of the lotteria.
It was a fun and exhausting day! I can't wait for our next Art Adventure.