Reseda Summer Art Festival
Meet Erin Stone and Addy Gonzalez Renteria, the powerhouse duo behind the women-led art and culture non-profit organization, 11:11 A Creative Art Collective. Since 2010, they’ve partnered, and worked with numerous local artists and organizations to promote public access to the Arts–via programing or installations in public spaces– in the San Fernando Valley and beyond.
For almost a decade, they have organized many of the San Fernando Valley’s art events: the annual Reseda and Canoga Park Art Walks, pop-up galleries, art exhibitions, murals and public art, and weekly/monthly workshops with Valley Art Workshops.
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“Both of us (Addy and Erin) having backgrounds in the arts, creating, and organizing, activism and grassroots efforts, we quickly realized that the valley was not only NOT a small suburb anymore, but lacked the creative community and arts resources any town of 2.5 million people should have. We began our mission to make the SFV the type of place we wanted to live in and see the San Fernando Valley thrive as art-filled, community-driven, and innovative. 11:11 ACC began in 2009 with a pop-up art show which hosted over 45 local 818 artists and saw an attendance of close to 300 people. There was need for this and these numbers proved it.”
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In 2013, they acquired 501(c)3 non-profit status and are currently one of the leading community art organizations in Los Angeles.
Some of their most recent projects include Streetbox Art, street box murals painted by local artists across Northridge, Porter Ranch, Sylmar, Pacoima and Mission Hills (which employed over 75 people during this pandemic); Valley Girl Redefined, a large-scale exhibition in partnership with Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale focused on breaking the Valley Girl stereotype and the recently produced and completed Reseda Rising Mural Festival, the Valley’s first mural festival.
In celebration of the Getty Center’s 25th anniversary, the J. Paul Getty Trust is partnering with community groups across Los Angeles County to launch a ten-part series of free, outdoor community art festivals. 11:11 ACC Projects will spearhead the celebration on July 9th and 10th from 11am – 6pm at Reseda Park. The Reseda Summer Art Fest will feature local artists, businesses, organizations, and vendors. Local performers will take center stage during the event.
“Partnering with the Getty for its 25th anniversary festivals is a wonderful opportunity for 11:11 Projects to strengthen Reseda’s access to the arts,” said Addy Gonzalez Renteria, co-founder and director of 11:11 Projects. “The core value that drives our work is the belief that absolutely everyone is deserving of exploring their creativity and having access to high quality arts and cultural programming. Being included in this celebration helps build direct lines of collaboration and support between the Getty and the communities 11:11 Projects serves.”