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The United Streets of America – Street Art Festival & Block Party

Coming up, on Sunday May 22nd, is a massive street art block party that promises to be a ton of fun.

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Arts Bridging the Gap is collaborating with local businesses/orgs such as Forever 21, Ovation Hollywood, Wood + Vine, the Hollywood PAL*, and Broadway in Hollywood.

Titled the United Streets of America, the vivid, one-day live event aims to bring the community together to celebrate the power and potential of the arts to create positive social change.

Yes, they ARE shutting down Hollywood Blvd and bringing in artists to create live paintings. The event has several restaurants joining in to offer their delicious fare, as well.

*The Hollywood PAL is The Hollywood Police Activities League—a community-based crime prevention program that provides young people with positive alternatives to gangs and drugs.

Arts Bridging the Gap highlights the voices, experiences, and self-expression of youth from under resourced communities through immersive arts programs. “We seek to cultivate the skills, mindsets, and connections that will allow youth to be their best and fullest selves, as individuals and as members of diverse, thriving communities.”

The United Streets of America – Street Art Festival & Block Party EVENT

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022
  • 12:00 PM  4:00 PM
  • Hollywood + Highland — 6801 Hollywood BoulevardHollywood, CA, 90028

The event is FREE but you can obtain discounted food & drink tickets here.

More info below.

Come and see the work of these artists as they create:

@amysmithart, @syawarfield, @delaja_enterprises, @littlericky001, @seyxyes, @zook58

Photos of the artists at work are by Georgia Van Cuylenburg @georgiavanc and Robyn Janz @rmjsarts

Spreading messages of solidarity, unity, and hope for the future through the arts, because home is where the art is!

About this event:

Join Arts Bridging The Gap, Hollywood PAL, Ovation Hollywood, Wood & Vine, and Broadway in Hollywood for a street art festival + block party in the heart of Hollywood on Sunday, May 22nd! Generously supported by Forever 21, United Streets of America aims to enliven Hollywood with creativity and joy.

Together, we are shutting down Hollywood Boulevard for an afternoon of interactive art, live performances, music, and more.

The BACKSTORY: In Summer 2020, businesses in Hollywood boarded up their storefronts to ward off looting and vandalism. Arts Bridging the Gap collaborated with its Hollywood partners, local artists, and young people from the community to paint these boards in an effort to bring color, creativity, and hope to the national dialogue. Hundreds of citizens participated in this public art experience, and it so happened that the day the group were painting was the same day 50,000+ people came, to the exact same intersection, to participate in the largest peaceful protest that summer.

These boards became exquisite, meaningful pieces of public art, and we are sharing these pieces now to inspire new, expanded conversations about how we can build a more equitable, inclusive future for all.

The United Streets of America block party is inviting people back into the community; to prompt new and rekindle old connections, as well as spark much needed joy! Come experience many of the original board artworks, engage with the live painting artists, contribute to collaborative art pieces and enjoy delicious food from our local restaurant partners, including Wood+Vine, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Gwen, The Breakfast Club, Fabiolus Cucina, St. Felix, Food & Bounty, and the Dudes’ Brewing Company. You can purchase your food tickets in advance here, or on the day of.

$5 single ticket — One item from any of the 8 restaurants

$50 Tastes of Hollywood Wristband — Good for one item from each restaurant and comes with 2 drink tickets

$100 Unlimited Food Ticket — As many visits as you’d like to all of our restaurant partners, two drink tickets, and an event tote with swag & surprises!

This event is FREE to attend, and family-friendly.

Questions?! — Email: [email protected]

We strive to host inclusive and accessible experiences that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities and anyone differently-abled, to engage fully. If you would like to request anything specific in regards to an accommodation you might need or if you would like to inquire about accessibility at United Streets of America, please contact Ariella at [email protected].

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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