Four times a year, art and music-minded cultural organizers in the history-rich neighborhood of Compton put on a giant arts festival that offers a platform for emerging talents to show folks what they’ve got — both celebrating the power of the community and bringing awareness of that energy to the whole city. Besides amazing art, music, makers and food the Compton Art Walk is both a socializing and placemaking occasion engendering engagement and support that endures far beyond the weekend.

Center for Sustainable Communities, 1051 Rosecrans Ave., Compton; Sat., Aug 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; free.

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