Leimert Park Village 2020 Vision Initiative
An Art & Cultural Renaissance

Leimert Park Village People's Street Plaza Fund

Dear Friends and Supporters of Leimert Park Village,

 SUPPORT THE LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE PEOPLE’S STREET PLAZA!

CONTRIBUTIONS OF $10, $25, $50, $100 OR WHATEVER YOU CAN GIVE!

For several years now the Leimert Park Village and Crenshaw Corridor Stakeholders have been working to improve opportunities for businesses and local residents in the community.

We now have a special opportunity to come together in support of a project that emanated from our 20|20 Vision Initiative Plan:  The Leimert Park Village People’s Street Plaza.  This project closes 43rd Place between Leimert and Degnan Boulevards to all vehicular traffic and opens up myriad opportunities for special events that will be programmed by the community.  We have already had a few test runs of the concept and it has worked well during our monthly Art Walks and during the recent visit of CiClavia to Leimert Park Village.  Click here to view the growing list of partners and programs.

The formal development of the People Street will involve several components.  The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (DOT) will vacate the street and erect barriers to prevent vehicle intrusion and will paint the street.  Volunteers and stakeholders working under the banner of Kaos Network and Seeds of Carver will develop other physical components of the project including planter boxes. Click here to download the People's Street implementation plan.

Local organizations have stepped up and are participating in the project including implementation management by the Institute for Maximum Human Potential (IMHP), a $2,000 grant from the Empowerment Congress West Area Neighborhood Development Council (ECWANDC) and in-kind support from the Greater Leimert Park Village Crenshaw Corridor Business Improvement District (GLPVCCBID).  We also have received great response from local residents to date including a $2,000 pledge from Lee Walker and $720 from Terry Walker, CEO of Community Emergency Preparedness Action Center (CEPAC).  However, despite the contributions from these organizations and residents, we still have a budget shortfall and are asking for contributions from local friends of the project to help close the funding gap.  The implementation budget is $25,000 and so far we have $5,500 on hand.

We are asking our friends and local residents to step up and give the People’s Street a hand.  We will all benefit.   Please make contributions by clicking here: Leimert Park Village People’s Street Fund managed by IMHP or you can sign up to make a pledge below.  Funds will go towards the cost of garden box materials, plants, bar stool chairs, umbrellas, stage apparatus, event seating and tools.  You can also join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday January 19th to help build the Urban Farm Lab in the People's Street.  It’s A Day of Service!  Bring your gloves, tools or something for volunteer workers to eat or drink.  We thank you greatly!

 LEIMERT PARK VILLAGE STAKEHOLDERS 20|20 VISION INITIATIVE

 Clint Rosemond, Co-Chair            Johnny Raines, Jr., Co-Chair


The People's Street will feature:

  • Streetbed Surface with High Performance Paint Embossed with the Art Walk Logo and Adinkra Symbols of West Africa
  • Urban Farm Lab
  • Cafe Seating with Umbrellas
  • Staging
  • Event Seating

Slated Programs:

             Program/Event                                     Producer                                     Frequency               

Leimert Park Village Art Walk

Kaos Network

Monthly

Every Last Sunday

Urban Farm Lab

Seeds of Carver/Kaos Network

Daily Gardening and Harvesting

A Place for Everyone Concert Series

Institute for Maximum Human Potential

Quarterly

Preschool Storytelling

Institute for Maximum Human Potential

Monthly

Dance Concerts

Vision Theatre &

Manchester Jr. Arts Academy

Monthly

Yoga Classes

Vision Theatre &

Manchester Jr. Arts Academy

Weekly

Norma Hollis' Labyrinth Holistic Healing 40x40 Mat

Vision Theatre &

Manchester Jr. Arts Academy

Monthly (At least)

Fine Arts Exhibitions & Marketplace

Vision Theatre &

Manchester Jr. Arts Academy

Annually (At Least)

Youth Performaces by the Harmony Project, Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center and Music LA

Vision Theatre &

Manchester Jr. Arts Academy

Quarterly

Health Fair

Vision Theatre &

Manchester Jr. Arts Academy

Annually

Literary Festival and Poetry Slams

Vision Theatre &

Manchester Jr. Arts Academy

Annually

Youth and Adult Theatre Festival

Vision Theatre &

Manchester Jr. Arts Academy

Annually

Leimert Park Village Music Caravan

Leimert Park Village Stakeholders

Quarterly

20|20 Vision Initiative Annual Planning Charrette

Leimert Park Village Stakeholders

Annually - January

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Department of Cultural Affairs

Annually - January

Mardi Gras Carnival

Caricabela Los Angeles Carnival

Annually – February

 

Literary Fair and Book Giveaway

Piccolo Books and the African Marketplace

Annually - May

LPV Indie Film Salons

Friends of the Vision Theatre

Annually

Labor Day Weekend

 

LPV Indie Music Salons

Friends of the Vision Theatre

Annually

4th of July Weekend

Dinner with Strangers & Friends

Friends of the Vision Theatre

Annually - May

 

Juneteeth Heritage Festival

Black Arts Los Angeles

Annually - June

 

Festival of the Masks

LA Commons

Annually - June

 

Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival

Leimert Park Village Group

Annually

Labor Day Weekend

Kwanzaa Gwaride Parade and Festival

KwanZaa People of Color

Annually

December

Kwanzaa Heritage Festival, Block Parade & Candle Lighting Ceremony

Kwanzaa Heritage Foundation

Annually

December

Living Legend JaZzabration®

Living Legend Foundation

Monthly

Every 4th Thursday

Karate Classes

Youth 'N Motion Academy, Inc.

Monthly

January to June

Got Shakespeare?

Strike the Rock Foundation

Monthly

Second Saturday

 


 

Who's pledging

COUNTDOWN TO 11:59 PM PST on January 31
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GOAL: $25,000.00

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