Getty Center Partners with LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) for Getty’s 25th Anniversary – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel

The Getty Center partners with LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) for Getty’s 25th Anniversary

Lisa Lapin, Vice President of Communications, J. Paul Getty Trust, Renae Williams Niles, Head of Content and Engagement, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Eloy Morales Jr., Member of the Inglewood City Council, Camille Delaney-McNeil, Director, Beckmen YOLA Center, James Thomas Butts Jr., Mayor of Inglewood, Chad Smith, CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mary-Elizabeth, Head of Community and Government Affairs, J. Paul Getty Trust, Alex Padilla, Member of the City Council of Inglewood, Elsje Kibler-Vermaas, Vice President for Learning, Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Getty 25 in Inglewood this weekend. (Aurelia D’Amore Photography)

For their 25and anniversary, the Getty Center has partnered with organizations in Los Angeles to host free community art weekends. Attendees can enjoy hands-on art workshops, live music and performances, giveaways, a photo booth, an immersive digital experience provided by the Getty Collections, food, and more.

Getty has partnered with the LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) to showcase the city’s arts and culture. Opening weekend was Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., for a two-day festival at Inglewood City Hall.

The Inglewood City Hall Lawn, Grevillea Art Park and Beckman YOLA Center hosted interactive workshops and featured live performances with local musicians, artisans and visual artists. The events gave local artists and musicians a platform to showcase their talents and vendors an opportunity to promote their business.

Saturday’s event included performances by YOLA, Walkgood Presents: Makélé Sound Bath & Kemetic Yoga with Anu Wolley, Black Nile, Voices of Creation, Foreigner B2B Blaq Pages, We Are King, ICYOLA Jazz Band and DJ Qwesscoast & Friends. DJ Gudo, students of the Inglewood Unified School District, No)one. Art House Movement Workshop with Chris Emile has also performed on the Inglewood youth scene, and more.

The Inglewood High School Marching Band is performing this weekend for Getty’s 25th birthday in Inglewood. (Aurelia D’Amore Photography).

Sunday performances included sounds from DJ Jeli and DJ Gudo, SHINE Muwasi, YOLA and ICYOLA, The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, Godfrey at Large, Katalyst, MUNEKA, 1500 Sound Academy, Capoeira Workshop with Brasil Brasil and DJ Battlecat and G-Funk All-Stars with Georgia Anne Muldrow

Attendees had a variety of exhibits to explore and art activities and activations to choose from, including a Community Gathering Workshop by Colored Art Studio, a Community Art Exhibit curated by Kayla Salisbury, Writing Your Inner Geography by Fei Hernandez, Inglewood Open Studios (IOS) Coloring Workshop with local artists, sculpture workshop by The Creative House, ink fun workshop by Martin Durazo, Gathering Clouds art activation at Beckmen YOLA Center by Helen Lessick and environmental art demonstrations with Dobby Garden.

Food vendors included Mr. Fries Man, Billionaire Burger Boyz, Compton Vegan, I Love Funnel Cakes and Crenshaw Coffee Co.

YOLA performs to celebrate the Getty Center’s 25th anniversary. (Aurelia D’Amore Photography).

Serving more than 1,500 young musicians across five locations, YOLA provides them with free instruments, up to 18 hours a week of intensive music instruction, academic support and leadership training.

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