Los Angeles Celebrates World Art Day 2024 at the Sunland Mission!

This year’s theme was Freedom of Expression!

Every year AFABW has celebrated this holiday in honor of the Importance of Artists to Society.

31 Attendees filled the intimate space and all were impressed with the amount of aesthetics, and many networked with one another and made new friends.

Artists came and embellished the space with their art work that included: Mina Prieto, Becky Mate, Lynda Hubbard, Paula Shapiro.

AFABW President, Barbara Cordova, emceed the performances – opening with an intro to AFABW and the new “intro video” that gives an overview of the group. Then she brought up the performers that included: Latin musician – Pete Martinez (Alarma), Poet Laureate – Alice Pero, Midnight Café (music trio) with Lauren Perreau, Randy Rivera and Tim Corbo, Songwriter – Peter Hlavin, Musician – Javier Medra, Poet – Halsey Wickser, and Poet – Debbie Dumonceaux.

After the performance there was networking as the Midnight Café came back to play for awhile.

Then at 7PM was a special seminar by Mr. James Byrne on how to “Flourish and Prosper as an Artist.”

Some Feedback:

“Great event, very enjoyable! I liked it very much! Great networking with other artists.” — Javier Medra

“It was great seeing everyone again at World Art Day. Congrats on pulling off a very nice event. And the guest speaker seminar was a nice bonus!” — Peter Hlavin