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'Pop Up Open Studios'

28 Aug 2019

Regular opening hours

Wed, 28 Aug
20:00 – 22:00

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Santa Fe Art Colony

Los Angeles
California, United States

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THE SANTA FE ART COLONY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND
WHAT MAY BE THE LAST "OPEN STUDIOS"
a Los Angeles Tradition for More Than 30 Years at SFAC

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Free & Open To The Public

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

The Santa Fe Art Colony Tenants Association invites you to attend what may be the LAST "OPEN STUDIOS" at SFAC – an LA tradition spanning more than three decades. Join us for an evening pop-up "Open Studios" experience, where the public is encouraged to peruse through the studios of some of Santa Fe Art Colony's beloved artists! The event is FREE, family friendly and open to all.

We will host a private VIP/Media guided tour from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Should you wish to participate, please RSVP to info@hijinxarts.com.

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Did you know that the SFAC Tenants Association is fighting to save the historic Santa Fe Art Colony — a vital live/work artists’ community in downtown Los Angeles? Longtime rent restrictions are about to expire, and a new owner, Florida developer Fifteen Group, has announced plans to double the rents on November 1, 2019, effectively evicting the artists. The Tenants Association has made a purchase offer — a right provided by California’s Affordable Housing Preservation Law — to keep rents affordable and preserve this important cultural asset for current and future artists. Unfortunately, Fifteen Group has not engaged in a negotiation regarding the purchase offer.

The Santa Fe Art Colony — established in 1986 with public funding — is LA’s only rent-restricted Artist-in-Residence complex. Its historic brick buildings house 72 intergenerational and ethnically diverse artists. Annual “Open Studios” have attracted tens of thousands of visitors, providing value to the public. For 30 years, residents have played a critical role in shaping LA’s cultural landscape.

Over the last decade, DTLA’s Arts District — a once-thriving community of 1,800 fine-art artists — has been decimated by catastrophic rent increases. SFAC is now the last large group of working artists left. In a city that prides itself on being “The creative capital of the world,” what does it say to have an “Arts District” without artists?

Please visit our website at www.santafeartcolony.org/advocacy and sign our petition 🔗 http://chng.it/t5xPLCD6 to show your support to #saveSFAC. Should you have questions or wish to contact us, please email info@santafeartcolony.org.

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