YART Sale August 19 from 9 am to 2 pm

Is your studio overflowing with supplies purchased in a moment of optimism and energy? Now is the time to clean those extra tools and materials out of your space and get some room to work. $15 buys a space for you to sell all your extra art supplies at a giant yard sale just for artists and their friends. You can register for a table through our website. Need some additional motivation? Here's a view of Francis Bacon's studio Following Francis Bacon’s death in 1992 his infamous studio was as the artist left it until 1998 when it was donated...

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Thank you for joining us for Poetry + Press

Thank you to everyone who attended Poetry + Press, along with the poets who shared their work with us. The afternoon was, as promised, a celebration of poetry and printing. UCLA Professor Johanna Drucker presented a short introduction on visual poetry and typographic invention. Next up was a series of readings from the new anthology Angle of Reflection, featuring the work of 10 prize-winning, widely published Los Angeles poets, some of whom have been workshopping together for 20 years. Including - Marjorie Becker, Jeanette Clough, Paul Lieber, Sarah Maclay, Holaday Mason, Jim Natal, Jan Wesley, Brenda Yates, and Mariano Zaro...

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Poetry + Press, A Celebration of National Poetry Month

Come celebrate National Poetry Month and the vibrant confluence of poetry and letterpress printing.The event features a “flash talk” by UCLA Professor Johanna Drucker on visual poetry and typographic invention. This brief lecture will be followed by a reading from the new anthology Angle of Reflection, featuring the work of 10 prize-winning, widely published Los Angeles poets, some of whom have been workshopping together for 20 years. Following the reading, Drucker and letterpress printer Sue Kaplan will lead audience members in setting type and printing a broadside using words gleaned from the poetry reading. Each audience member who participates in...

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Print a CicLAvia keepsake at BookArtsLA! March 26 from 11 am to 2 pm.

On March 26, Culver City, Mar Vista, and Venice will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space. Bike, Walk or Drive to BookArtsLA to make a unique keepsake for CicLAvia.   From 11 am to 2 pm BookArtsLA will be taking over our corner, by bringing our vintage Letterpress printing press and type to the streets (or more accurately, to the sidewalk)! Roll, walk or bike over to our studio where we'll be printing letterpress cards. This will be a...

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BookArtsLA Outreach

outreach teaching binding teaching bookarts

Our outreach efforts strive to introduce the public to the broad range of artwork that goes into a book and we also encourage the public to make a book.

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