A FREE, family-friendly celebration showcasing all five cross-cultural artistic collaborations commissioned specifically for Voices of LA. The day also includes a Food Stage hosted by Evan Kleiman of KCRW's Good Food and featuring some of LA's top chefs; interactive workshops; food trucks (kosher options); and multiple stages with klezmer, mariachi, Korean & Persian music and dance, plus other Los Angeles cultures.
The festival takes place in and around the renovated and historic 1929 campus of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Koreatown.
No RSVP required for this event.
Thank you to our official media sponsor, The Beverly Hills Courier.
The oldest Jewish congregation in Los Angeles, founded in 1862 as Congregation B’nai B’rith, Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Reform congregation of 2300 families. The Temple building, located on Wilshire Boulevard in the diverse Koreatown / Wilshire Center neighborhood, dates from 1929 and sits on a 3.9-acre site, recently named the Erika J. Glazer Family Campus.
After undergoing a two-year renovation and restoration by prominent L.A. architect Brenda Levin, the domed, Byzantine-style sanctuary has been restored to its 1929 glory. The majestic circular room, with a diameter of 100 feet and a ceiling height of 110 feet, seats 1,700. The sanctuary is encircled by a 320-foot mural, commissioned by the Warner Brothers, depicting scenes of Biblical and Jewish history, painted by the artist Hugo Ballin, who had been a distinguished set designer at Warner Bros. Studios. The sanctuary entered the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
For more information on Wilshire Boulevard Temple, please visit: http://www.wbtla.org or listen to the recent NPR story "Best Seat In the House Of Worship: The Temple Hollywood Built"
Wilshire Boulevard Temple is centrally located in the Koreatown / Wilshire Center neighborhood at 3663 Wilshire Boulevard, between Hobard and Harvard Boulevards.
From Santa Monica:
Take the I-10 East to Crenshaw Blvd.; take the Crenshaw Blvd. exit; turn Left onto Crenshaw Blvd.; turn Right onto Wilshire Blvd. and continue on Wilshire for less than a mile; Temple will be on the north side of the street, between Hobart and Harvard Boulevards.
From the San Fernando Valley:
Take the U.S. 101 S/Hollywood Freeway to Sunset Blvd.; take the exit toward Sunset Blvd.; merge onto N. Van Ness Ave.; turn Left onto Sunset Blvd.; take the 2nd Right onto Wilton Pl.; turn Left onto Wilshire Blvd.; Temple will be on the north side of the street, between Hobart and Harvard Boulevards.
From Union Station: Take the Purple Line to Wilshire/Western Station. Walk east on Wilshire Blvd. for 0.2 miles. For more information, please visit: http://www.metro.net
Valet parking will be availabe for a fee of $8.00. Valet will be located on Wilshire Blvd., directly in front of the temple between Harvard and Hobart Boulevards.
Lot at 3600 Wilshire Blvd. Entrace to the lot is located at 693 S. Kingsley Dr., south of Wilshire Blvd., one and a half blocks southeast of the temple. Rates: $1.75 each 15 minutes, daily max $14.00. Automated lot, no attendee on duty.
Lot at 670 S. Serrano Ave. Entrance to the lot is south of Wilshire Blvd., one and a half blocks southwest of the temple. Rates: $1.50 each 15 minutes, daily max $12.00.
Additional self-park, public lots are available throughout Koreatown. Street parking is also available throughout the neighborhood.
For the safety and security of festival attendees and Wilshire Boulevard Temple, everyone will be required to pass through security checkpoints at all entrances to the Voices of LA Culminating Festival. Festival entrances will be sited in two locations: at the northwest corner of Wilshire and Harvard Boulevards; and on Wilshire Boulevard, directly in front of the temple between Hobart and Harvard Boulevards.
Please allow extra time for this process. We recommend that you leave bags and large purses at home.