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Seeds and a dish with chicken and berries on a decorative table

David Horvitz performs at Soup & Tart: Los Angeles, June 8, 2023. 

Active Cultures is a public arts organization in Los Angeles exploring the confluence of food and art through public projects, programs, and publishing.

Upcoming Projects

Enzo Camacho & Ami Lien: Langit Lupa (Heaven and Earth)

An ongoing artist residency
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Meech Boakye: Research Poems

A digital garden and artist project that will grow and flourish throughout the seasons
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Story Residency with Meech Boakye

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In Close

On the closing day of Barbara T. Smith: Proof, the ICA LA and Active Cultures celebrated Smith’s kaleidoscopic practice with “In Close,” a gathering of food and performance. The program featured a new performance by artist Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, with musicians Rachel Beetz, April Dawn Guthrie, and Heidi Alexander alongside a furl of squash orchestrated by artist and cook Eden Batki.