The 3rd Annual Leimert Park Jazz Festival Art Competition has launched! The competition is open to South L.A.-based visual artists, 18+ years old, who will compete for a $1,000 cash prize. Art submissions will be accepted through May 31 at 11:59 PM PT.
This year’s esteemed panel of judges are: Yvonne Farrow, Arts Manager, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; Eric Hanks, AAA, Director, M. Hanks Gallery; Ramsess, Multi-Media Artist; and Jacadi White, winner of the 2021 Art Competition. The judges will select three finalists and the community will choose the winner in a vote on social media.
Access the submission form HERE.
The historic Leimert Park community in South L.A. is a culturally rich neighborhood that has served for decades as the center of African American creative arts and culture in Los Angeles. Highly regarded arts institutions such as The World Stage Performance Gallery, The Vision Theater, Barbara Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, KAOS Network, Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center, and Art + Practice make their home in Leimert Park.
“The Leimert Park Jazz Festival is a celebration of jazz, community, and the cultural heritage of Leimert Park. The Art Competition is a wonderful complement to the Festival and is perfectly aligned with the community’s history as the center of black creative arts and culture in Los Angeles,” said the Festival’s Executive Producer, Diane Robertson. “I am thrilled to offer this platform to local artists and to highlight the immense talent in our community. The Festival and the Art Competition will play an important role in ensuring this vibrant community remains culturally significant for years to come.”