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Creative Resilience is a community art experience produced by The People’s Project powered by the Los Angeles Federation of Labor.

October 8 – 16, 2022, the Los Angeles Arts District will be the site of musical performances, educational workshops and showcase over 100 works of art by more than 50 visual artists.

The event will shine a light on BIPOC Angeleno workers’ experiences of pre- and post-pandemic economic hardship and their rich history of coming together through mutual aid to care for and support one another. Creative Resilience will include a Mutual Aid Expo related to work, artful depictions of solidarity, workers, challenges for workers in the past and present, and an envisioning of the future of LA labor.

Select artists include:

Reginald W. Armstrong
Chelle Barbour
Sharon Barnes
Lili Bernard
April Bey
Dan Buller
Adeola Davies-Aiyeloja
Francks F. Deceus
Kate DeCiccio
Shepard Fairey
Carla Jay Harris
Connie Cagampang Heller
Brian Herrera
Aaron Maier-Carretero
Narsiso Martinez
Stephanie Mercado
Carlos Ramirez
Dan Tague
Keith Walsh
Mer Young
and more…

BEND BACK FOR WHAT?!, 2022, relief print collage, 93 x 50"
BEND BACK FOR WHAT?!, (Detail), 2022, relief print collage, 93 x 50"
RIAZ ALI, FIRE CAPTAIN AND PARAMEDIC, 2021, Relief print collage digital, 67 x 36"
JANNETTE, DOMESTIC WORKER & CHILD CARE PROVIDER, 2021, Relief print collage digital, 67 x 36"
EAST LOS ANGELES FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN WITH CHILD, 2021, Relief print collage digital, 67 x 36"
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When & Where:

October 8-16, 2022 Downtown Los Angeles Arts District 1922 E. 7th Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90021


There will be a mix of provocative and engaging conversations between workers, organizers, artists, influencers, policy experts, and community leaders on a wide range of topics affecting workers today. View the list of programming on the website. 


Audiences will experience eclectic programming across the show’s timeline. Music, Dance, Poetry, and other creative mediums. View the lineup of performances here. 


Creative Resilience is produced by Wyatt Closs of Spitfire Strategies for the People’s Project and its allies, along with a dynamic team of seasoned creative professionals dedicated to social and economic justice. Other members of the production team include Dawn Sinko, Evan Cerasoli (Curation), Rocio Contreras and Rani de Leon (Programming), Annabelle Gardner (Education), and Michael Crawford (Marketing). 

The People’s Project is powered by the LA Federation of Labor. 

Learn more about the exhibition and programming by visiting the CRLA website.