Upcoming Events

  • Join us for our 18th annual Día de los Muertos celebration and ritual on Monday, November 2nd at 6:00 PM PST. This year, SPARC is inviting the public to join us virtually to see a collection of altars from previous years as well as a community altar that honors the memories of your loved ones […]

  • SPARC is proud to invite you to a special exhibition on Chicano murals in California. The resistance, resilience, and cultural pride of Chicano murals continues to empower generations and to influence public art in our cities. SPARC maintains the largest archive on public art and muralism in Los Angeles, and we are pleased to bring […]

  • Create a patchwork that speaks out against gender-based violence and the destruction of Mother Earth for The Patchwork Healing Blanket, an ongoing project that currently includes 600 patchworks by women and children from 10 countries. The Patchwork Healing Blanket is currently on view through a virtual exhibition presented by SPARC. Join textile artists from The […]

  • The Patchwork Healing Blanket: Piece-by-Piece and Country-by-Country is an international textile art project that unites generations of women in a global movement against gender-based violence and the destruction of Mother Earth. In 2019 a group of women artists from Oaxaca and Mexico City, led by Founder/Director Marietta Bernstorff, started working together to develop the Patchwork Healing Blanket/La Manta […]

  • Join us on for an artist talk with Andrea Hall as she speaks about the process of transforming her dreams into artworks through Yoga + Dream Lab, a weekly practice in healing and creative expression led by Mercedes Gertz and Stacy TenHouten on Zoom for the past four months. We invite you to see new […]

  • SPARC is proud to present Yoga + Dream Lab with Mercedes Gertz and Stacy TenHouten every Wednesday from 5:30-6:45 PM! This is a donation-based class open to the community. All donations go towards supporting free and low-cost programs in art and expression at SPARC. Visit www.SPARCinLA.org/yoga-dream-lab to learn more!

  • A Discussion With Rayven Armijo, Cici Girod, and Gabriel Avila   Watch a full recording of this event below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN4rIS5gegY   Chicano Folklórico connects a tradition of Mexican folklórico with Chicano culture in LA. SPARC artists Rayven Armijo and Cici Girod led a 6-week Chicano Folklórico course online, engaging dancers of all ages in learning […]

  • Click to Watch! SPARC is excited to be a part of Reimagine, a virtual music & arts festival on June 6, 2020 from 2 – 10 PM,  brought to you by Venice-Mar Vista Arts Coalition benefitting West Side Food Bank. Venice-Mar Vista Arts Coalition is a joint effort of Mar Vista Music & Art Walk, […]

  • by Stacy TenHouten and Mercedes Gertz   Watch a full recording of this event below:   Dreams to Stories presents a reading of The House with Two Stories by Stacy TenHouten and invites you to participate in a lively conversation with Stacy and Mercedes Gertz. The House With Two Stories was birthed from the Yoga […]

  • In this 6-week course, dancers of all ages and levels will create Tik Tok videos, creating their own contemporary interpretation of “LA Danza de Los Viejitos,” a typical folkloric dance from the state of Michoacán, Mexico that honors our elders—in hopes of honoring your ancestors during these unprecedented times when our elderly population is most […]