Gabriela Serrato-Lone, a member of ChicanxUnknown, a photography collective, secured a nearly $1,000 grant from the Highland Park Neighborhood Council to help pay for the “Divine Energy: Herstory Block Party,” on Saturday, Mar. 10, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Ave. 52 between York Blvd. and Meridian St. The block party, which will be held in conjunction with the monthly NELA Art Walk, is intended to promote women entrepreneurship, art and culture in Highland Park. In addition to bands, displays and other activities, there will be an exhibition of Ms. Serrato-Lone’s photographs, entitled “Self Love,” at Mi Vida, a women’s store for apparel and accessories at York Blvd. and Ave. 52.
The Shop Small organizers: Jessica Castañeda (The Green Bean), Dr. Betty Tupta (Back Benders), Haley Solar (Haley Solar boutique) and Leanna Lin (Leanna Lin’s Wonderland) | Photo by Bill Hendrickson
The Groundbreakers - From left: LADOT Centrol District Engineer Mehred Moshksar, Public Works Board Commissioner Teresa Villegas, Councilmember Jose Huizar, Streets LA Executive Director Adel Hagekhalil, TERA President Greg Meredith, ERNC Board President Jesse Saucedo \ Photo by Bill Hendrickson