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  • FALLEN FRUIT FACTORY

    FALLEN FRUIT FACTORY

    FALLEN FRUIT FACTORY a public participatory project by Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young). The Fallen Fruit Factory is a public participatory art project that allows the public to collaborate with Fallen Fruit and contemporary artists to create fast-art pieces. The Factory is co-hosted by a contemporary artist and Fallen Fruit and creates an immersive art experience where the public can participate in making works of art. In exchange for working on Factory art projects, the public gets Fruit Dollars redeemable for Fallen Fruit or Factory art at the Fruitique! or online at the Fallen Fruit store. Projects are always group-authored, meaning there isn't one person who creates each individual work. Often the works are inspired both by the guest artist and Fallen Fruit, but it is the stranger or passerby who sets the color, tone, or unique dimensionality of each piece. No two works of art will be

  • LEMONADE STAND

    LEMONADE STAND

    LEMONADE STAND a public participatory project by Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young). The Lemonade Stand is a public participatory art installation about generosity and reaping a harvest that shares within a community.  The Lemonade Stand has another function where the public shares in another way. In exchange for a glass of delicious lemonade, the public is invited to draw their self-portrait using lemons and black ink markers. Photographic portraits of the public with their lemons are taken.  The collection of community portraits that are drawn onto lemons create a new image of public assembly.  There is no right way to draw a portrait and lemons come in different shapes and sizes.  Some are bumpy and others have scars.  Some lemons are pristine and evenly shaped, but all are unique in their own ways just like people. In addition, the public is asked to record the memory of the best day or

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Bridgid Coulter Design

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Bridgid Coulter Design

    With a style that embodies a global-modern aesthetic, Bridgid Coulter Design textiles embrace vibrant colors and unique, bold patterns. The eco-conscious line screenprints all fabrics locally on all-natural linen with water-based dyes. The collection is available as pillows or yardage for custom textile needs, and features a limited edition slipcover for a canvas director chair. 1000 Westwood Boulevard | Los Angeles CA, 90024 —- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Clark & Madison

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Clark & Madison

    Clark & Madison creates products that simplify the travel experience. Each piece— weekend totes, wallets, luggage labels, and other travel related objects—is handmade by expert craftspeople in America, where every step can be overseen. Clark & Madison strive for sustainability by creating products that last longer and travel less before reaching customers. 1000 Westwood Boulevard | Los Angeles CA, 90024 —- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: dosa mercantile

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: dosa mercantile

    dosa is a clothing, accessories, and housewares line celebrating the beauty of the handmade and recycled materials. dosa mercantile offers a variety of hand-selected products including tableware from Oaxaca, textiles from India, dry goods from Marfa, specialty books, a larder showcasing dosa’s best-loved foods from the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, and favorite products designer Christina Kim collected during her travels. 1025 Westwood Boulevard (upstairs) | Los Angeles CA, 90024 —- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: ERMIE X WELTENBUERGER

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: ERMIE X WELTENBUERGER

    Curated by Jennifer Parry Dodge of ERMIE and Bryan Sanderson of Weltenbuerger, ERMIE X Weltenbuerger features limited edition and handmade clothing, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, small press publications, and art objects featuring independent artisans and designers, as well as multimedia events and workshops. Upcoming event: BOOK STAND: Candlelight Reading by Jordan Sullivan (Thu Nov 21) 1000 Westwood Boulevard | Los Angeles CA, 90024 —- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Fallen Fruit

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Fallen Fruit

    Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young) collaborate with artists to create an exhibition of handmade, curated and consigned works of art. The Fruitique, an art installation that uses hand-picked items from thrift stores and fruit as a theme, transforms the margins of contemporary art and the every day. Upcoming events: Fallen Fruit Happy Hour (Thurs) Fallen Fruit Happy Hour (Fri) Fallen Fruit Happy Hour (Sat) LEMONADE STAND (Sat) Fallen Fruit Factory (Sun) 10920 Kinross Avenue | Los Angeles CA, 90024 —- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Give Good Art by ForYourArt

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Give Good Art by ForYourArt

    Give Good Art is a roving gallery of gifts and ideas by ForYourArt. Give Good Art features exclusive ForYourArt collaborations with Barbara Kruger, Matt Merkel Hess, Freeway Eyewear, Kenny Scharf, and Lisa Sitko alongside editions that benefit national arts organizations including the Art Production Fund, the Hammer Museum, LACMA, LA><ART, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. 1027 Westwood Boulevard | Los Angeles CA, 90024 —- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Homeboy Industries

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Homeboy Industries

    For 25 years, Homeboy Industries has been serving high-risk, previously incarcerated, and formerly gang-involved individuals looking to change their lives. Located in Downtown Los Angeles, Homeboy Industries’ headquarters is home to social enterprise businesses that provide job training, as well as a multitude of free services to those in need. Homeboy’s social enterprise businesses include Homeboy Bakery, Homegirl Café & Catering, Homeboy Silkscreen & Embroidery, Homeboy/Homegirl Merchandise, Homeboy Farmers Markets and Homeboy Diner at Los Angeles City Hall. You can find Homeboy Chips, Salsas and Salads sold in most Southern California Ralphs stores and if traveling through Los Angeles International Airport, using Terminal Four, feel free to grab a bite at Homeboy Café & Bakery. Homeboy Industries features artisan sandwiches and salads from Homegirl Cafe, baked goods and decadent pastries from Homeboy Bakery, and a variety of Homeboy/Homegirl merchandise including tote bags, mugs and clothing. 1134 Westwood Boulevard | Los Angeles

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: IKO IKO

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: IKO IKO

    IKO IKO is a Los Angeles-based concept gallery focusing on design and its possibilities. IKO IKO’s space features works made for their lines WAKA WAKA and Rowena Sartin. WAKA WAKA is a collection of handmade wood furniture and Rowena Sartin is a limited-run clothing and accessories project exploring distinct construction ideas and fabric. 1024 Westwood Boulevard | Los Angeles CA, 90024 —- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Iron Curtain Press

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Iron Curtain Press

    Iron Curtain Press is a letterpress print shop specializing in custom print jobs, featuring its own line of greeting cards and gifts. They offer workshops in which participants gain hands-on experience on the press and leave with a set of personalized stationery. Iron Curtain Press also features a selection of home goods made in Los Angeles— from wooden planters and ceramics, to handprinted textiles and home decor. To find out more about their classes, please visit the Iron Curtain Press website. Upcoming events: Letterpress Workshop (Thu Nov 14) Letterpress Workshop (Fri Nov 15) Letterpress Workshop (Sat Nov 16) Letterpress Workshop (Sun Nov 17) 10918 Kinross Avenue | Los Angeles CA, 90024 —- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Loyal Dean

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Loyal Dean

    Loyal Dean is a longboard manufacturer based in Los Angeles that applies true craftsmanship and environmental care to the making of every skateboard. Loyal Dean’s innovative process allows them to make an environmentally kind skateboard, made of 100% reclaimed wood that is 100% unique. 1000 Westwood Boulevard | Los Angeles CA, 90024 —- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: OPEN FORUM

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: OPEN FORUM

    OPEN FORUM is an event space organized by the Hammer Student Association (HSA) in collaboration with UCLA Game Lab, Student Committee for the Arts (SCA), Westwind Literary Journal, UCLA Student Food Collective, 77, Content is Relative, GRAPHITE Interdisciplinary Journal of the Arts, The Shed Beverly Hills, Brynn Shiovitz (DJ D-Lite), Wendy Yao’s DIY Culture Class, and dancers and choreographers from the UCLA World Arts and Cultures Department. 1056 Westwood Boulevard | Los Angeles CA, 90024 Upcoming events: The SCA NightCAP: Acapella The Swap: A Student-Run Swap Meet Nu Approaches to Garment Construction Food Revolution: Do It Yourself! Open—Table Dance Performance Night: OBJECTS —- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Tanya Aguiñiga

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Tanya Aguiñiga

    Tanya Aguiñiga is a Los Angeles-based furniture designer and artist who was raised in Tijuana, Mexico. She holds an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island School of Design. Aguiñiga’s space features wall hangings, knitted rope lamps, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and new accessories created on site. 1000 Westwood Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90024 —- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: UNIQUE LA

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: UNIQUE LA

    Sonja Rasula and the UNIQUE LA team present a speaker series entitled “Meet the Makers” featuring a different LA artisan each week. They also lead four different craft workshops, each one with its own unique focus. 10899 Wilshire Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Hammer Museum) Upcoming events: “Meet the Maker” Talk Featuring Jo Abellera UNIQUE LA Free Workshop: DIY Gold Leaf “Meet the Maker” Talk, featuring Hedley & Bennett UNIQUE LA Free Workshop: DIY Screen Printing “Meet the Maker” Talk Featuring Casey Caplowe of GOOD UNIQUE LA Free Workshop: DIY Mood Board [caption id="attachment_3759" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption=""Meet the Maker" talk featuring Gary Baseman"][/caption] ---- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM

  • Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Whitman's Beard Used Books

    Arts ReSTORE LA Vendor Highlight: Whitman's Beard Used Books

    Started by Westwood residents Rama Bauer and Steve Rohal, Whitman’s Beard Used Books offers thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles in hardcover and paperback. 1000 Westwood Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90024 ---- Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a Hammer curated retail pop-up in Westwood Village running from November 1-24. Local artisans and designers activate empty storefronts and offer handcrafted, one-of-a-kind items for purchase. Hours: Thursday–Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sundays 11AM–5PM