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Art Talks on the River



This event takes place at Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park, formerly Marsh Park. Boxed lunch from Spoke will be available for purchase and will be delivered by bicycle at the start of the talk. Advance ordering via email ( or phone (323-684-1130) is encouraged All meals include a complementary chocolate chip cookie and iced tea.


For Art Talks on the River

SANDWICHES – all served with choice of waffle fries or garden salad

classic california blat 14 (V/NV) rustic sourdough, heirloom tomato slices, crisp lettuce, special sauce, avocado, and choice of: applewood-smoked bacon, tempeh, or oyster mushrooms

grilled cheese 11 (NV) aged cheddar, provolone, and roasted tomato chutney grilled on toasty sourdough add-ons: bacon or tempeh 3.5 avocado 2.5

chicken bacon 14.5 (NV) marinated chicken breast, smoked bacon, provolone, arugula, pickled red onions, and garlic aoli served on freshly baked ciabatta  add-ons: avocado 2.5


california chopped salad 12 (V) romaine, arugula, and cilantro, lemon vinaigrette, avocado mash, heirloom cherry tomatoes, roasted corn, celery, cucumbers, pepitas and fresno chiles add-ons: grilled chicken 4 smoked tempeh 4 avocado slices 2.5

the kale salad 12 (V/NV) kale tossed with red wine vinaigrette, parmesan cheese, celery, pickled apples, green onions, and toasted seed mix add-ons: grilled chicken 4 smoked tempeh 4

cauliflower farro bowl 12 (V/NV) farro, lemony cauliflower, feta cheese, castelvetrano olives, roasted chickpeas, and radicchio add-ons: egg 1.5 avocado 2.5 chicken, bacon or tempeh 4


kid-size beef or veggie burger and fries 8 (V/NV) add-ons: cheese lettuce/tomato no charge

grilled cheese and fries 7 (V/NV)

A series of discussions about art, culture, and community.The LA River Public Art Project, in association with Friends of the LA River (FoLAR)'s Second Saturdays Summer Series, is presenting four panel discussions this summer, to be held at the Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park, 2944 Gleneden Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039, from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM. All events are free and open to all ages. Food and beverages from Spoke Bicycle Cafe will be available for purchase. 

June 9, COLLECTING STORIES: A Social-Cultural History of the River We will examine social-cultural issues related to the flood control channelization of the riverbed along its 51-mile course. Lined with barbed wire, chain-link fence, graffiti-stained banks, homeless encampments, conservation spots, parks and renewed greenery, bike paths, and kayak paddling, the River is a mirror-image of the city and its history, and its sunshine and noir duality. 

MODERATOR: Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre, documentary filmmaker, writer, and scholar


Chaz Bojorquez, graffiti artist recognized for his unique typeface, and long history ofwriting in the LA River

Leo Limon, painter and designer of cat faces on the storm drain covers in the LA River

Judy Baca, creator of the Great Wall of Los Angeles along the LA River

Saber-Fine, created the world’s largest graffiti piece in the LA River, viewed and documented by satellites in space

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Earlier Event: June 3
LACBC River Ride
Later Event: June 9
Frogtown Comedy Show