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Illuminate the 


Illuminate the Night, our biennial festival celebrating music, poetry and dance along the LA River will be back on September 23, 2023, from 6-10 pm. We ask visitors to "bring the light" to help connect Elysian Valley to Cypress Park.  

The event is free, and best attended by walking, biking or using a ride share company. Direct them to one of our 4 drop off locations.
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Free or low-cost art classes. Film screenings. Literary lounges and more.

Keep an eye on our social media and events calendar for more info on planned activities.

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Interested in joining our artist community?

Learn more about artist member benefits and how to participate in upcoming artwalks.

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From time-to-time, we sponsor a Juried Art Show.

Check out our current winners and participants in our Online Exhibition.

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Frogtown welcomes art lovers of all ages.

The EVAC organizes two free art festivals in Frogtown: the biennial Frogtown Artwalk (offered in even numbered years), and Illuminate the Night (offered in odd-numbered years). 

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The Elysian Valley Arts Collective (E.V.A.C.), a Frogtown based arts 501(c)3 non-profit, is dedicated to preserving and promoting an inclusive community along the Los Angeles River consisting of artisans, businesses, community organizations and local residents, in order to cultivate a sense of place, a vibrant local economy and arts education for youth.

+ 2020 Virtual Frogtown Artwalk Highlight Reel

During the COVID pandemic, the Elysian Valley Arts Collective hosted their first ever virtual Frogtown Artwalk  online October 16-18, 2020. This highlight reel shows interviews with artists and community members in Elysian Valley.

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Our Goal: Catalyzing Community Through the Arts

Formed in 2008, the EVAC brings arts programming to Elysian Valley

Join the EVAC as an artist or show your support by becoming a resident or business patron or a sponsor

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