Skid Row Arts Festival This Week

DTLA - The small but thriving Skid Row arts community takes center stage on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 3-4, with the ninth annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists.

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Taking place in San Julian Park, the festival will include music, poetry, dance and spoken word performances. The festival, which is free and runs noon-4 p.m. each day, is produced by the longtime arts and activist organization the Los Angeles Poverty Department. The festival is not the only Skid Row-centric event this week. The Skid Row Neighborhood Council-Formation Committee is joining with the SRO Housing Corporation and the County Department of Mental Health to host a town hall meeting on mental health. It takes place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the James Wood Community Center at 400 E. Fifth St. Dr. Jonathan Sherin, director at the Department of Mental Health, is among those scheduled to attend.

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