On Saturday December 4th from 6pm to 10pm, SoCalNOMA will host the Opening Reception for the “Not Now, But Right Now” exhibition in conjunction with the Chapter 2021 Year End Celebration.Find out more »
On Thursday, October 7th at 6:00 pm, please join us for the opening of ‘ALCHEMY’ the first public exhibition of works from Los Angeles-based portrait and commercial photographer, Cynthia Alexandra. The opening reception will feature a Q&A with the artist, hosted by Jason E.C. Wright of Burntsienna Research Society.
A Zócalo/Helms Bakery District Event Moderated by Frances Anderton, Architecture and Design Journalist Over the past year, directors of cultural institutions across Los Angeles have announced their retirements, which means a new generation of cultural leadership is upon us. But despite a desire for change that seems nearly universal, new directors must still answer to many of the same funders and face the same pressures as their predecessors—to raise money or sell tickets, to scale up, to stay relevant—all while…Find out more »
Textile Arts | Los Angeles invites you to Meditative Block Printing with Dusty Guerra. In this workshop, participants will learn an alternative approach to relief printmaking utilizing a press-less printing method while discovering a repetitive process that will calm the mind and enrich a creative outlet.Find out more »
Textile Arts | Los Angeles invites you to Crafting Bokjumeoni. You may have wondered about the small, colorful bags you see in museums, and carried by ladies wearing hanbok, a traditional Korean garment. In this workshop Dong Kyu will teach participants how to make their own bokjumeoni.Find out more »
On Saturday, September 4th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, please join us at a soft opening for Tricksters & Transformation, an exhibition in partnership with Textile Arts | Los Angeles.Find out more »
On Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25th 10:00 - 4:00 PM, please join educator, artist and co-founder of Textile Arts LA for Print, Make, Wear, Upcycle, a screen print weekend workshop.Find out more »
On Saturday, July 10th from 11:00 am to 1:00 PM, please join Textile Arts LA for their once-a-year material swap. (Member preview 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. / Everyone welcome 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)Find out more »
On Thursday, July 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, please join us for a conversation with April Greiman on the launch of her latest book, WhiteSpace: April Greiman Photography, an arresting collection of 34 digital photographs and short writings by 25 women in design, art, architecture and poetry, on the abstract subject of whitespace. “WhiteSpace is like a trip to the desert with April and her wonderful colleagues. A master class in shadow and light,” writes Laurie Haycock Makela in the foreword. During the evening, April will be joined by contributors to the book, including Frances Anderton, for a series of readings and insights into April's use of bold color, negative space, and breaking boundaries in art, design, and architecture.
With the 2019 opening of Treehouse Hollywood, a lush, urban oasis with eclectic interior design, co-founder Prophet Walker set a high bar for co-living in Los Angeles. But this is only the start of big plans for development aimed at building a sense of community, in Los Angeles and beyond. On Thursday, June 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, please join us in conversation with Prophet Walker, Jason E.C. Wright and Frances Anderton where we will talk about Treehouse Hollywood, the rollout of more locations and future concepts for multifamily living.
Join us at Low Rise, Mid Rise, High Rise: Housing in L.A. Today, an in-person, pop-up exhibition of residential buildings in the pipeline, taking place at the Helms Design Center on June 19th. The exhibition will remain open to the public through June 27th from 12:00 to 4:00 PM and by Appointment Only until July 1st.
On Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM, please join Textile Arts LA for Textile Slam! Textile Arts has transitioned their popular Textile Slam! into an online experience. Please join them for a series of six-minute presentations from artists, curators, and friends. Until we are able to host them again in the Helms Design Center, enjoy "facetime" with old and new friends while hearing (and seeing!) from LA's textile-artist-creative community.Find out more »
On Wednesday, May 13th at 7:00 pm Pacific Time, please enjoy one of our favorite Textile Arts LA events: Textile Slam! This is an opportunity for friendly conversation and networking, featuring a rotating slate of presenters, each of whom will deliver an informal six-minute (or less) presentation.Find out more »
POSTPONED: Textile Arts Hosts a Conversation + Book Signing, Material and Mind with Christopher Bardt
On Wednesday, March 25th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm (Doors at 7:00 pm), please join us in welcoming Textile Arts Los Angeles and Christopher Bardt for practiceLAB, a conversation and in-depth exploration of the interaction between mind and material world, mediated by language, image, and making—in design, the arts, culture, and science.Find out more »
POSTPONED – From Urban Shopping Mall to Tech Campus: The Creative Office Conversion of Westside Pavilion
On Wednesday, March 18th from 7:30 to 9:00 am, please join us in welcoming Urban Land Institure for the ULI Los Angeles StimULI Breakfast discussion, From Urban Shopping Mall to Tech Campus: The Creative Office Conversion of Westside Pavilion.Find out more »
On Sunday, March 15th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles and local fiber artist and spinning expert Anna Zinsmeister for The Art of Spinning, a hands-on experience spinning Karakul sheep wool sourced from a ranch in the northern edge of Los Angeles County. We’ll discuss the method and challenges of processing fleece into spin-able material, practice spinning with a hand spindle, and learn a bit about the various types of wool fibers and their uses.Find out more »
On Saturday and Sunday, March 14th and 15th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, please join us in hosting Textile Arts LA's Carrie Burckle for a weekend-long screen printing workshop where you’ll explore chance and improvisation as playful strategies incorporating collage, stamping, cut outs, and painting for designing prints.Find out more »
On Saturday, March 14th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, please join us in welcoming Textile Arts Los Angeles and artist and natural dye explorer Trudy Barnes for an in depth session on natural dyeing: Nurturing Your Natural Dye Practice: Spring Color.Find out more »
On Tuesday, February 25th from 7:30 - 9:00 pm, (Doors at 7:00 pm) join us in welcoming Textile Arts Los Angeles for Textile Slam! This event occurs three times a year and is an opportunity for friendly conversation and networking, featuring a rotating slate of presenters, each of whom will deliver an informal six-minute (or less!) slide show / improv / show-and-tell presentation.Find out more »
On Saturday, February 22nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, please join us in welcoming Textile Arts Los Angeles and Polly Jacobs Giacchina in an exploration of the random weave technique with different flexible materials. Medium and small pieces will be created as vessels and stuffed forms. This workshop is perfect for artists and enthusiasts looking for a basis in understanding how to create dimensional form, play with unconventional materials, and investigate how form and material can be combined for creative and functional use.Find out more »
On February 21, 2020, Westside Urban Forum is pleased to welcome the Westside mayors for a candid discussion of each mayor’s priorities for 2020, specific issues of importance to each city, and where these priorities and issues intersect to anticipate changes that may be coming to the Westside in 2020.Find out more »
On Wednesday, February 12th from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, please join us in welcoming Textile Arts LA and Cameron Taylor-Brown for practiceLAB, an artist conversation, How String Changed The World: An Exploration of Fiber, Culture, and Human Ingenuity.Find out more »
On Thursday, January 30th, the Southern California Fibershed Affiliate is delighted to welcome Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess to Los Angeles for an exclusive conversation and book signing for Fibershed: Growing a Movement of Farmers, Fashion Activists, and Makers for a New Textile Economy. Rebecca will be joined by moderator Kamea Chayne of the Green Dreamer Podcast.Find out more »
On Wednesday, January 29th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, please join us for Mindful and Meaningful: Exploring the Synergies Between Textile Waste and Fine Art Practice, Textile Arts LA's inaugural session of practiceLAB, featuring talks from artists, architects, designers, and creatives.Find out more »
On Saturday, January 25th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, please join Textile Arts LA for this all-day workshop, Bookmaking: Art Material Storage with Sue Ann Robinson. Learn to make a beautiful and functional artist’s book, using a “baggie book” structure to store samples of thread, fiber, dye, swatches, or anything you can dream up!Find out more »
Re-imagining the Avant-Garde: Book Launch with Matthew Butcher, Andrew Kovacs, Jimenez Lai, and Mimi Zeiger
On Thursday, January 23rd, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a reception, presentation, discussion, and book launch with Matthew Butcher, Andrew Kovacs, Mimi Zeiger, and Jimenez Lai.
On Saturday, December 7th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, please join us in welcoming Textile Arts Los Angeles for a material swap meet and holiday celebration.Find out more »
On Thursday, December 5th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, please join WiA LA and AWA+D in a special holiday celebration that captures the spirit of the season. Expect a fun evening of networking and mingling, hosted by our friends in the Louis Poulsen showroom.Find out more »
Will the Westside change dramatically or will plans maintain the status quo? On Friday, November 22 from 7:15 to 9:00 am, please join Westside Urban Forum's breakfast discussion inside the Helms Design Center.Find out more »
On Wednesday, November 20th from 6:45 to 9:00 pm, please join us in welcoming AIGA for a reception and panel discussion that tackles the topic of Designing Community Experiences.Find out more »
On Wednesday, November 13th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles for a seminar about how to create and maintain an art practice, with artist Mary Little.Find out more »
Beginning on Thursday, November 7th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, please join us in welcoming one of our fave fashion brands, Kao Pao Shu. They are popping in for a 2019 Sample Sale this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Find out more »
On Tuesday, October 29th, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles (TALA) for an evening of conversation, good food, and short presentations. Have a story to tell about your work, someone else's work, a show you saw, an idea or a process that intrigues you? Apply to present a 6 minute talk or slide show at the next Textile Slam!Find out more »
On Sunday, October 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, please join Fibershed for an afternoon with Elizabeth L. Cline, author of The Conscious Closet and expert on consumer culture, fast fashion, sustainability, and labor rights. Fellow conscious fashion advocate Kestrel Jenkins will lead Cline through an engaging dive into the fashion industry and tease out concrete tips for achieving a more ethical and sustainable wardrobe. JUST ADDED: Daisy Gonzalez, representing Garment Worker United, will join Elizabeth and Kestrel!Find out more »
On Thursday, October 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, please join us for a reception and celebration of trained architect and artist Renée Amitai, with a special art exhibition of her work, including some of her most recent pieces. Happy 90th Renée!Find out more »
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
On Friday, October 11th from 7:30 to 9:00 am, OM presents How Empathy Creates Extraordinary Experiences, a multi-speaker conversation exploring the role of empathy in the design of private and public space. This inaugural event in a newly launched program titled OM Chats: Design Discussions for Thinking Professionals.
On September 28-29th, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles for MATERIALITY & METHOD, a summit that focuses on how artists and designers approach material, and how they manipulate, re-imagine, and transcend its use and possibilities.Find out more »
On Saturday and Sunday, August 3-4 from 10:00 to 4:00 pm, please join us for a workshop - Screen Printing on Fabric: Pattern Design Inspired by Alexander Girard, with Instructor Carrie Burckle.Find out more »
On Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm, Helms Design Center will host the fourth event in this series. Culver City welcomes Gerhard W. Mayer, AIA, LEED AP for a presentation on Innovation in Urban Design. Mayer, an architect, urbanist, and Principal at the Los Angeles office of GGLO, will explore how a flexible approach to design and the use of new autonomous parking technologies can enable us to reclaim some of the space currently devoted to parking and develop a more human-scale urban fabric.
Achieving a healthy and organized life is not easy, especially with our busy schedules. On Thursday, June 20th from 6 to 8 pm, help us kick off LA Design Festival with a lively conversation about Design x Wellness, with panelists Amanda Barnes (Louis Poulsen), Nicole Caswell (California Closets), and Lesley Roberts (OceanParkStudio), moderated by California Interiors Editor-in-Chief Kelly Phillips Badal.
On Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design will host a reception, lecture, and discussion with Sylvia Lavin on "Trees, Mountains and Clouds - Preliminary Notes on Atmospheric Perspective"
On Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30 to 8:00pm, please join for a reception with co-authors Louise Sandhaus and Kat Catmur in conversation with the design legend herself for this special event co-sponsored by the Helms Design Center and Arcana Books. Please welcome design icon, Gere Kavanaugh!
On Wednesday, April 24th from 7 to 9 pm, please join us for a workshop brought to you by Textile Arts Los Angeles and Cecily Brown.Find out more »
On Saturday, April 13th from 10 am to 4 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles for a workshop that explores the hand weaving technique of knotless netting with Polly Jacobs Giacchina.Find out more »
On Wednesday, March 20th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, please join us for a screening of FACE OF A NATION: What Happened to the World’s Fair?, with filmmaker and architect, Mina Chow.Find out more »
On Wednesday, March 13th from 7 to 9 pm, please join us for the first in our professional development series with our partners Lesley Roberts of OceanParkStudio and Textile Arts Los Angeles.Find out more »
On Tuesday, March 12th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, please join us for a special evening of film and spirit at the Helms Design Center, in celebration the tradition of the agave plant.Find out more »
On Tuesday, February 26th at 6:30 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles for their first TEXTILE SLAM!
Textile Slam! is a semi-regular opportunity for friendly conversation and networking, featuring a rotating slate of presenters, each of whom will deliver an informal six-minute (or less) presentation.Find out more »
On Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Craig Hodgetts of Hodgetts + Fung.Find out more »
Design has always embraced activism. It inspires breath-taking work that has changed society and the trajectory of the artists career. The opportunities for expression has grown…or has it? On Wednesday, February 20th from 6:45 - 9:00 pm, please join AIGA for Avenues of Activism, a presentation and discussion in the Helms Design Center.Find out more »
We apologize for this event being canceled this evening. It will be rescheduled for a future date. Sorry for any inconvenience.Find out more »
On Thursday, Jan 17, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Michael Osman.Find out more »
On Sunday, December 9th from 4 to 7 pm, please join us in welcoming Curatorial Hub to the Helms Design Center for a Holiday Popup Art Show featuring works from well-known and emerging artists from Los Angeles and beyond.Find out more »
On Saturday, November 17th from 6:30 to 10 pm, Huntington's Disease Society and Louis Poulsen invite you to the first annual Celebration of Hope Gala - Shine a Light on HD. The Shine a Light on HD Gala will be a night to remember as members of the Lighting and Architectural Design communities join forces in support of those faced with HD.Find out more »
On Thursday, November 15th from 7 to 10 pm, please join us for the opening event - L A Y E R S – the first solo exhibition by Liza Philosof to take place in Los Angeles.
L A Y E R S contains paintings made by Philosof between 2015 and 2018, along with a video made last year during an art residence on Pico Island. One of the major inspiration sources for the artist was her visit to Pico Island and being surrounded by 3 elements: water, basalt stone, and plants. Some paintings are drawn with markers on canvas, with most of the paintings produced with acrylics during the summer of 2018.Find out more »
On Thursday, November 8 from 7 to 9:45 pm, please join us in welcoming back the Use All Five team with a special event: Take 5: Open Studios. Open Studios brings together creative practitioners across the 5 senses: sight, sound, taste, smell and touch. For this event, they're embracing a special format: a take on the "open studios" night.Find out more »
We apologize for the late notice. This event is CANCELLED and will be rescheduled at a future date.
On Wednesday, November 7 from 7 to 9 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles (TALA) for the final class in their EMERGING ARTISTS: Professional Development Program (and Craft-palooza), a multi-part professional development series intended for emerging artists in any field – not just textiles/fiber!Find out more »
On Thursday, November 1 from 6 to 9 pm, please join us in welcoming Akogare Trading Co. in a celebration of work from local artisans inside the Helms Design Center, featuring Kaban+ (vintage and upcycled clothing), Irocoh (naturally dyed, upcycled clothing), Jennifer Cheung ceramics, Jonas & Muse jewelry, Soulful Spirit Dolls, ElleAime Ceramics and more!Find out more »
On Wednesday, October 3 from 7 to 9 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles (TALA) for the first class in their EMERGING ARTISTS: Professional Development Program (and Craft-palooza), a multi-part professional development series intended for emerging artists in any field – not just textiles/fiber!Find out more »
On Thursday, September 27 from 7 to 10 pm, Tornado Creative presents Matinee: All Ages on the Bowery with photographer Drew Carolan for a special artist reception, photography exhibition and book signing. This event is a special preview of one of the many events that will kick off the Culver City Arts Walk the following Saturday, October 6, 2018. This Helms Bakery District Event is FREE to all who attend.Find out more »
You are invited to join us for Mindful Materials, a 2-day textile summit on September 15 - 16 to explore questions, approaches, and responses to the concept of Mindful Materials.Find out more »
On Wednesday, September 12 from 7 to 9 pm, please join Textile Arts Los Angeles (TALA) for the first class in their EMERGING ARTISTS: Professional Development Program (and Craftpalooza), a multi-part professional development series intended for emerging artists in any field – not just textiles/fiber!Find out more »
We are excited to welcome our artist-in-residence this summer, Aneesa Shami, who will camp out inside the Helms Design Center to continue her work on pieces from her "Syndication" series, as well as offer a suite of three workshops as part of the Helms fine art series, remnant & artifacts.Find out more »
On Thursday, September 6th from 6 to 8 pm, please join THIS X THAT and architect Jennifer Bonner, Director of MALL for a conversation and book signing of A Guide to the Dirty South - Atlanta inside the Helms Design Center. The Guide will be available for purchase during the event, as well as inside the Arcana: Books on the Arts showroom.Find out more »
This month, Christopher Hawthorne joins Westside Urban Forum to update us on what his tenure might mean for the city's architects, planners, and developers. We will have a wide-ranging discussion and audience participation to learn about, and contribute to, the future of urban design in Los Angeles.Find out more »
On Saturday, July 21 from 7 to 10 pm, join us for the second installation from Little Bite Gallery inside the Helms Design Center, presenting Inch by Inch, a solo exhibition featuring 70+ works of art by Melissa Falco Williams.Find out more »
On Friday, July 20th from 8 am to 12 pm, join AIA Los Angeles for SMALL FIRMS 101: A series of hands-on professional development workshops that will serve as a forum to give architects and designers insight and access to the tools and resources which will help organize and operate a successful architectural & design practice.Find out more »
On Saturday, July 7th from 7:30 - 9:30 please join us for a reception and discussion with photographer Kevin McCollister along with award-winning author and friend, Lynell George.Find out more »
On Friday, June 29th from 8 am to 12 pm, join AIA Los Angeles for SMALL FIRMS 101: A series of hands-on professional development workshops that will serve as a forum to give architects and designers insight and access to the tools and resources which will help organize and operate a successful architectural & design practice.Find out more »
On Saturday, June 16th from 11 am to 4 pm, please join us for L.A. GOAL's second annual inclusive community art exhibition.Find out more »
How do next generation designers envision the future of their city and individual buildings within it? What are student designers' priorities for architecture? Which conventions will they break from and which will they choose to follow? These answers can be found in the winning entries of 2x8, the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles chapter's 2018 student competition, and revealed further in a corresponding live event on Thursday, June 7, from 6 to 8PM at the Helms Design Center.Find out more »
On Saturday, June 2, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Christoph Kumpusch of Forward-slash / Back-splash \ ARCHITEKTUR. Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design Student Exhibition and Reception will precede the lecture.Find out more »
On Friday, June 1 from 6 to 9 pm, please join us for Take 5: A Series of Creative Talks presented by our newest partner, Use All Five. This series of short creative presentations explores the 5 senses - sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch - in an effort to bring together creative innovators in various fields around LA, building a community across disciplines.Find out more »
On Thursday, May 31, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Bryan Cantley of Formu:LA. Form:uLA is an experimental design practice owned by Bryan Cantley that attempts to blur the indeterminate zone between architecture and its representation.Find out more »
On Thursday, May 17, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Maxi Spina and Jia Gu of Spinagu.Find out more »
On Thursday, May 3, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Helms Bakery District and the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design are excited to host a presentation and discussion with Julia Körner of JK Design GmbH.Find out more »