Archives for August 3, 2022

You don’t want to miss STREET ART ALIVE at THE LUME LOS ANGELES! 

STREET ART ALIVE at The Lume Los Angeles

I had the opportunity to visit an amazing new digital art gallery, THE LUME Los Angeles, and the launch of the world premiere of STREET ART ALIVE, and I really was blown away!

STREET ART ALIVE opened on April 22nd to the public. I had planned to visit mid-June but I was, unfortunately, feeling under the weather.  But, there is still time to experience STREET ART ALIVE  at THE LUME Los Angeles this month! What is it? It is a multi-sensory exhibit that transports visitors on an unforgettable journey through the streets and alleys of more than 20 iconic cities, including New York City, London, SaÞo Paulo, Melbourne, and Berlin. It is amazing! It’s a 45-minute ticket but you can stay longer so you can see everything! It is even encouraged to stay longer so you can see it all!


To bring this highly unique and authentic experience to life, Grande Experiences, owners and creators of THE LUME digital art galleries, and creators of STREET ART ALIVE, worked in collaboration with prolific artists including Blek Le Rat, considered the Godfather of stencil art, D*Face, known for vibrant pop art-inspired murals and Lady Pink, nicknamed “First Lady of Graffiti,” one of the first women active in the early ‘80s New York City subway graffiti subculture.  

The STREET ART ALIVE experience includes: 

  • Interactive installations throughout over 25,000 sq. ft, featuring a large-scale, 360-degree multi-sensory gallery. 
  • Eight original full-sized sections of the Berlin Wall, which artists from across the globe used as a canvas for their political statements and powerful social commentary. Throughout the exhibit’s run, THE LUME Los Angeles will invite local street artists to add their voices to these iconic and symbolic concrete walls. 
  • An audio experience for STREET ART ALIVE with a specially curated soundtrack with music from genre-defining legends.  From the distorted punk/pop spilling out of CBGB’s onto the Bowery in New York City in the late ’70s to the turntablism, break beats and rap poetry of 80’s Hip Hop, street art is the visual expression of these seminal sounds.  
  • Themed café and bar 

STREET ART ALIVE showcases a pivotal art movement and tells the story of street art through the lens of the artists in a way that visitors of all ages and cultures can relate to. Art generated from the streets from all over the world transcends the art itself, striking at the heart of social issues, community sentiment, politics and current world affairs. I loved it! There’s even a Chalk Wall at the end where you can add your own art and statement!

Tickets to THE LUME Los Angeles’ STREET ART ALIVE start at $39 and are available for purchase online at  

More information can also be found by visiting 

New gallery hours started July 5th: 

  • Friday, 12 PM – 8:00 PM 
  • Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 8:00 PM 

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Facebook: THE LUME Los Angeles

This is one place you can’t miss this Summer!

“Always Keep Looking Up!”-Denise

Self Disclosure: I received a media visit to facilitate this post. Images: SoCal City Kids.

Summer Family Programs at the Getty Museum

Making Scents of the Ancient World: Perfumes of Persia

Saturdays, August 6, and August 20, from 11am to 3pm

Perfume was everywhere in the ancient world. In ancient Persia alluring scents were made from natural materials such as flowers, herbs, resins, and more. Learn the history of perfume making, then create your own scent inspired by the aromatics of ancient Persia in this free, drop-in workshop. This event complements the exhibition Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World.

Getty Center programs:

Garden Concerts for Kids 

Returning to the Getty Center’s Central Garden this August is Garden Concerts for Kids, a free outdoor music series for kids and their families featuring some of the best children’s musical artists from across the nation. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic basket and blanket, though lawn chairs are not permitted. This is the first time this series is returning since the pandemic.

Fantasy of the Middle Ages programs

To complement the Getty Center exhibition The Fantasy of the Middle Ageson view through September 11, 2022,the Getty is hosting several Middle Ages-themed programs including:

Credit:  Getty Museum. Images were also provided.

Goliath, Aug. 4 Pet of the Week

His name’s Goliath, but Chewbacca or Baby Huey would have been more appropriate. If any David were to approach this Goliath, this 4-year-old cuddler’s waggy tail would knock him over and he’d grab the slingshot and lie down to chew on it. Goliath is never happier than with a stuffy, and he’s easygoing, bordering on lazy, as one adoring volunteer put it. If a big, goofy pit bull is your idea of a companion, come to Long Beach Animal Care Services to meet Goliath. Shelter hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 7700 E. Spring St. at the entrance to El Dorado Park (no parking fee for shelter visitors). You can email to speed the process for adopting or fostering Goliath. Ask for ID#A672754.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)