At the intersection of arts and health.

Explore the intersection between arts and health on wellness through a series of events across LA County. Advised by acclaimed soprano and health and arts advocate Renée Fleming, LA Opera hosts this weeklong celebration in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture and the World Health Organization’s Healing Arts Initiative.

ARTS AND HEALTH WEEK SCHEDULE

Throughout the week, hear from organizations who are delving into this work, including Able ARTS Work, the Getty, Koreatown Youth and Community Center, Lineage Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Plaza de la Raza, UCLA Health, and many others. Continue to check back for a full list of the week’s activities around LA County.

SUNDAY JUNE 12

  • 10:00AM - 12:00PM and 1:30PM
    The Urban Voices Project presents The C’mon, Sing! Festival - various locations
    C'mon, partner up with Urban Voices Project (UVP) and Skid Row Artists on June 12 for the first ever downtown-wide musical jam through pop-up musical pods across neighborhood to neighborhood culminating at the inaugural Little Tokyo Healing Festival. The C’mon, Sing! Festival takes UVP’s artists, voices and songs beyond Skid Row to Downtown Neighborhoods so folks across the socio-economic spectrum, housed and unhoused, can together ignite the healing power of music in all of us. 

  • 2:00PM
    Veterans Circle: LA Opera Connects
    Aida - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, 90012
    Since 2015, LA Opera Connects and the Mindful Veteran Project have worked together to enrich the lives of local veterans through the Veterans Circle ticketing program. Following the performance, veterans will come together for a facilitated talk-back and post-show performance with music composed by Brooke deRosa. 

MONDAY JUNE 13

  • 1:45PM
    Dance for Joy - Lineage Performing Arts Center
    920 E. Mountain St. Pasadena, 91104
    Dance for Joy is a free weekly program of creative classes for persons with Parkinson's, MS, TBI, stroke, and other neuroatypicalities, produced by the Lineage Performing Arts Center in Pasadena.

  • 4:00 - 5:00PM
    Mindful Monday: Cultivating Empathy and Connectedness @ Home

    LACMA - via Zoom
    LACMA continues to bring experiences with works of art to you! Join us for Mindful Monday: Cultivating Empathy and Connectedness @ Home, led by LACMA educators Alicia Vogl Saenz and Elizabeth Gerber. In this live, virtual gathering, we will explore works from LACMA’s current exhibition City of Cinema: Paris 1850–1907. The program includes opportunities for participants to share observations and reflections in the chat box along with guided meditation.

TUESDAY JUNE 14

  • 1:00PM
    Able ARTS Work - Art Gallery
    4321 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, 90804
    Able ARTS Work provides lifelong learning, community service, and vocational opportunities through the creative arts for people of all abilities and all ages in an environment of warmth, encouragement and inclusion.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 15

  • 10:00AM – 3:00PM 
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARTS AND HEALTH WEEK SUMMIT 
    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall
    Free Attendance with Reservation
    Parking Provided - Please park in the Music Center parking garage
    FULL SUMMIT SCHEDULE

    On June 15, join with arts and health organizations from across LA County to share the healing power of creative expression. This day-long session will highlight presentations from organizations engaging in this important work and the diverse resources available for those seeking to make arts and health a part of their mission. As an added bonus, nonprofit organization, healthcare and government attendees can get a free ticket to see Renée Fleming in LA Opera's June 18 performance of The Brightness of Light (while supplies last).
    CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT 
  • 7:00PM
    Performance: The Vanishing Point
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
    5905 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, 90036
    Special performance by Christopher Bailey, Arts & Health Lead at the World Health Organization. Presented in conjunction with Los Angeles County Arts and Health Week, The Vanishing Point tells the story of Christopher Bailey's journey into blindness, and what he learned about perception, empathy, and the healing power of the arts. The program will be introduced by Renée Fleming and will also include a post-performance discussion.

THURSDAY JUNE 16

  • 10:30AM - 11:30AM
    UCLA Health - via Zoom
    A demonstration of Opera for Life and Wellness, a program of UCLA Health and LA Opera Connects for long-haul COVID-19 patients.

  • 10:45AM, 11:45AM, 1:45PM, and 2:45PM
    Mindful Moments in the Museum
    The Getty Center - 1200 Getty Center Dr. Los Angeles, 90049
    Inhale…Exhale…Mindfulness is the awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and sensations as they emerge in the present moment. Join in this 20-minute deep exploration of a single work of art. Tours are capped at 10, and are first come, first served. Please sign up 15 minutes before the tour at the Information Desk. 

  • 2:00PM
    Tour of Flesh and Bones: The Art of Anatomy

    The Getty Center - 1200 Getty Center Dr. Los Angeles, 90049
    At the intersection of art and science, this exhibition looks at the shared vocabulary of anatomical images and at the different methods used to reveal the body through a wide range of media, from woodcut to neon. 
     
  • 4:00PM
    Plaza de la Raza
    3540 N. Mission St. Los Angeles, 90031 
    Student performance as part of COVID-19 education: A comical re-telling of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as a barrio story at Plaza de la Raza, the longest operating Latino arts center in the USA.

FRIDAY JUNE 17

  • 3:30 - 5:00PM
    Program Demonstration
    Koreatown Youth and Community Center - Menlo Family Center 1230 Menlo Ave. Los Angeles, 90006 
    Koreatown Youth and Community Center will feature an intergenerational food and cooking program, which was developed during the pandemic to address isolation and to promote cultural traditions and connection. 

SATURDAY JUNE 18

  • 7:30PM
    The Brightness of Light 
    LA Opera - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, 90012
    Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry return to LA Opera for this touching song cycle by Kevin Puts, which chronicles the romance of iconic artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her mentor-turned-husband Alfred Stieglitz. 

ONGOING OFFERINGS

  • Creative Wellbeing  
    LA County Department of Arts and Culture   
    Creative Wellbeing is an approach for fostering communities of wellness that was developed collaboratively by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture, Office of Child Protection, Department of Mental Health, and Arts for Healing and Justice Network. It uses arts-based strategies that build upon existing community strengths to enhance the capacity of adults to support young people in restoration and healing. 

  • LA County Civic Art Collection 
    LA County Department of Arts and Culture
    This collection includes artwork, commissions, and conservation projects at sites including hospitals, health, and wellness centers to create inclusive and healing environments.

  • Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG)   
    LA County Department of Arts and Culture

    The CIAG program supports arts-based programs of social justice and service organizations, recognizing their reach in underserved and marginalized communities. CIAG grantees include mental health, disability, environmental, homeless, immigrant rights, youth, justice reform, and veteran service organizations.
Additional Programs and events at The Getty
  • Flesh and Bones: The Art of Anatomy
    The Getty Center
    At the intersection of art and science, this exhibition looks at the shared vocabulary of anatomical images and at the different methods used to reveal the body through a wide range of media, from woodcut to neon.

  • Unshuttered: Reconnecting with ____
    The Getty Center
    Discover photographs selected from a recent nationwide open call inviting teens to share what reconnecting looks like during the shifting challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Judy Baca: Hitting the Wall
    The Getty Center

    Artist Judy Baca begins as an artist from the awareness that the land has memory that must be expressed and creates art that is shaped by an interactive relationship among history, people and place.  Baca’s public artworks focus on revealing and reconciling diverse peoples’ struggles for their rights and affirm the connections of each community to that place.  Her iconic c1984 mural Hitting the Wall commemorates female marathon runners and was designed to commemorate the first time women were allowed to compete in the Olympic games. 

    To underline the ongoing vulnerability of mural art, this focused display highlights the design, painting, destruction, and renewal of the mural on a freeway underpass in downtown Los Angeles. The presentation will include preliminary sketches, colorations, and an actual-size reproduction of a part of the mural. 

Learn more about LA Opera’s COVID-19 safety protocols here.