2018 Gloria Molina Grand Park Downtown Dia de los Muertos Participating Artists and Organizations

              Since its incorporation in 1973, Self Help Graphics & Arts has produced over 1,000 art print editions, including 54 Atelier projects and exhibitions all over the world. The organization remains dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latinx artists; and its multidisciplinary, intergenerational […]

2018 Big L.A. Portrait Gallery

For the second year, Gloria Molina Grand Park transforms into a nighttime art gallery featuring photography by L.A.-based artists projected to 100 feet wide by 100 feet high on the south wall of the historic L.A. County Hall of Records. Built by famed architect Richard Neutra, one of his few high-rises, this iconic modernist building […]

NYELA 2018 Featured Artists

We have an amazing list of artists to help bring in the new year. Featured Artists Dexter Story and the All-Star New Year’s Eve Band, featuring Raquel Rodriguez, Jimetta Rose, Kenneth Crouch, Kam Talbert, and more Dexter Story is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, songwriter, producer, and music director. After earning an undergraduate degree at UC […]

5 years together…

Summer 2017 marks the fifth anniversary of Gloria Molina Grand Park, “The Park for Everyone.” In just five years, Gloria Molina Grand Park has embodied its slogan and become L.A.’s crossroads, town green and communal backyard. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Angelenos and visitors pass through this special place. They come to capture serene […]

Fun Family Activities Around Grand Avenue

Heads up, the coming weeks will have lease event closures and routine maintenance to prep for the fabulous summertime ahead (here is a taste of what’s to come). UPCOMING CLOSURES: SPLASH PAD LEASE EVENT CLOSURE: WED MAY 17 thru SUN MAY 21 PLAYGROUND MAINTENANCE: SUN MAY 21 thru MON MAY 29 SPLASH PAD MAINTENANCE: WED […]


DEAR LOS ANGELES, My oh my. Five years together – how awesome is that? Let’s continue to kick it during the 4th of July Block Party, let loose during a whole season of The Music Center’s Dance DTLA, or be silly with the little ones in the beloved splash pad. It will be a magical summer […]

Our L.A. Voices found in PUBLISH! Deconstructing Emily

This weekend’s Downtown Bookfest was ah-mya-zing. showcasing over a dozen literary partners and activities, performances by some of L.A.’s best emerging and established writers, artists and musicians, and the beautiful balmy weather added jelly to the proverbial toast. As you sat on the park’s fabulous pink furniture, Peter, Jessica and Douglas of Writ Large Press gave […]

Spring is for OUR L.A. VOICES

An intro to Gloria Molina Grand Park’s Our L.A. Voices, a season-wide celebration of Angeleno expression. +++++++++++++++++++++ LUNCHTIME! Concerts // EVERY THURS MAR 2 thru MAY 25 // 12:15PM – 1:15PM Young Angeleno artists voice their creativity and expressions through music. +++++++++++++++++++++ LUNCHTIME! Writers’ Meetup// EVERY TUES MAR 7 thru MAY 30 // Noon – 1:30pm Write where […]

Love is in the Air…

Are you looking for a last minute date idea for Valentine’s Day? Gloria Molina Grand Park is your perfect (and free) romantic destination. Grab your special somebody and stroll side-by-side among the glimmering (electric) candlelight – a little more sparkle to an already spectacular vista. Hold hands to the tunes of classic Motown and sultry […]

Master Altar-Maker Ofelia Esparza: L.A.’s National Treasure

For Ofelia Esparza, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is her busiest time of the year. The weeks leading up to Día de los Muertos are spent planning and creating altars at numerous locations are town. She’s gives presentations at college campuses on the meaning and history of this celebration. With Día de […]