Once a church but you could say still a sacred space, Blue Roof Studios is an artist studio complex with 10 studios abundant and architecturally intriguing public spaces for workshops, cooking and exhibitions, which from to time they put to good use. So it is at this afternoon’s free summer solstice Arts Festival, which somehow fits several group art shows, a slate of music sessions and performance art pieces, hands-on ceramics and mural painting, screenings, and food into just five hours.

Artwork by Claudia V. Solórzano in Let Me Eat Cake, Too curated by Kristine Schomaker at Blue Roof Studios

Highlights include the group show about appetites and afflictions, “Let Me Eat Cake,” West African drumming, toy theater from Wild Art Group, indoor and outdoor sculpture in the thoughtful group show Efimera, video art presented by Los Angeles Nomadic Division, chalk drawing, and modern dance. Good thing it’s a big roof.

Blue Roof Studios, 7329 S. Broadway Ave., Inglewood; Sat., June 22, noon-5 p.m.;  free. blueroofstudios.org.


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