Frank Cities launch party

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Thu., July 23, 8-11 p.m. 2015
Free wth RSVP to denise@frankcities.com

Location Info:

Imperial Art Studios
680 Imperial St.
Los Angeles, California  90021
Frank Cities may look like an art magazine, but it’s much bigger than that. It’s a cross-platform annual publication-based project with components of social engagement, works of art in all media and even a bit of philanthropy. Its fascinating debut issue, “No. 001: There’s No Place Like Home,” examines the chasm between the richer and poorer parts of L.A., which often coexist in uneasy physical proximity. It features the collaborative efforts of art-world figures such as Abel Alejandre, Edgar Arceneaux, Mattia Biagi, Ruben Esparza, Michelle Carla Handel, Anna Sew Hoy, Lauri Firstenberg, Mat Gleason, L.A. Weekly contributor Carol Cheh and Anne Ellegood. Tonight’s Frank Cities launch party features an installation of the original works chronicled in the issue’s print and web pages, along with an auction of that work to benefit Skid Row’s LAMP Community, an arts-based homeless advocacy program on Skid Row — about a mile from the Arts District warehouse location hosting the event.

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