Our second CicLAmini had an amazing turnout! The day kicked off with remarks by Romel Pascual (CicLAvia Executive Director), LA Councilmember Paul Krekorian (Council District 2), Randall Winston (Deputy Mayor of Public Works), Clare Eberle (LADOT Rep.), and Laura Friedman (Asm. 44th District), alongside her daughter, Rachel. The speakers encouraged us all to celebrate the small, family owned businesses and the talented artists that make up the NoHo Arts District.
The Chandler Hub had many activities, performances, and food to try! Muralism teamed up with Indigenous artist Matt Dominguez to host a community mural on the side of Fire Station 60 and had a sidewalk mural as well! Nia Padilla and Carly Lyman serenaded the entire Hub with their talented voices and instruments, and the smells from Vegan Exchange LA filled the air with their unique dishes.
Our friends over at Gu Energy Labs also had plenty of free treats to sample! Special thanks to the rest of our partners: LA Care, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope, SoCal Gas, and The SoCal Sound who all came out for the event and showed support for open streets!
Along the route were plenty of live art displays, small business activations, and performances from the various communities in NoHo.
It was a great day for all types of small businesses along the route, especially for our friends over at NoHo’s local comic book store, Collector’s Paradise! Collector’s Paradise also opened their front door space to Eli and Barbra from Cosmic Lion Productions and Fanbase Press.
Barbra shared how her first CicLAmini experience and its participants were, “ … so engaging and so lovely to chat with … it's wonderful just to be able to connect with your community members and to meet people and talk about comics which we all love.” Eli described his first CicLAvia experience as, “ … amazing. … there's so many cool people, cool dogs, cool different wheels strapped to people. from skateboards to those single wheel things. Giant lowriders blasting tunes, man. It's, it's been amazing.”
CicLAmini isn’t only for humans, the streets were especially lively with our furry companions! A friendly reminder that if the street pavement is too hot for you to touch, their paws might get heat damage!
Paws and Paint even had a station for your pups to create a portrait of with their paw prints for you to take home!
Looking for a furry friend? LA Animal Services brought out many dogs to adopt on the spot! Did you find your companion?
CicLAminis are made possible with the generous donations from our community. Many thanks to our contributors, especially our Street Stars who have set up monthly donations. Click here to make a one-time tax-deductible donation or learn more about becoming a CicLAvia Street Star.
Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who helped bring the streets of CicLAmini to life. Interested in volunteering at a future event? Click here for more information!
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Curious about what else the event had? See the full list of activations and community partners here.
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