saturday october 20 | world on the horizon

7–9pm Opening Party
Preview the exhibition and enjoy cocktails while Afro Funké DJs spin their signature global soul grooves. At 7:30pm Afro Funké musicians turn up the party with a fiery live performance on the terrace.

RSVP at or 310 206–7001

About the Exhibition
Featuring more than 150 artworks from eastern and central Africa and the western Indian Ocean rim, World on the Horizon enters the streets and homes of Swahili port towns and beyond, highlighting the arts of diplomacy and trade, the built environment and domestic interiors, society and fashion, and spiritual knowledge and devotion. The arts on view speak to an outward-looking ethos—one of encounter, possibility, negotiation, and struggle—that connects communities on the Swahili coast with faraway places, and reveals how people bring the world home.

World on the Horizon was organized by Krannert Art Museum (KAM), University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign, and was curated by Prita Meier, Associate Professor of Art History at New York University, and Allyson Purpura, KAM Senior Curator and Curator of Global African Art. This exhibition has been made possible in part by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Additional sponsorship provided by the ADAA Foundation Curatorial Award and the Association of Art Museum Curators, College of Fine + Applied Arts Matching Funding Program and Creative Research Award, University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign Campus Research Board, and Krannert Art Museum.

Major funding for the Los Angeles presentation is provided by the Martha and Avrum Bluming Exhibition Fund with additional support from the Shirley and Ralph Shapiro Director’s Discretionary Fund, the Barbara and Joseph Goldenberg Fund, the George R. and Nancy L. Ellis Endowment Fund, the Fowler Exhibition Fund, and Ellen Perlmutter and Edward Jones.

friday october 12 | piña

La Junta’s monthly late night session, PIÑA, returns to El Dorado DTLA on Friday October 12th! We’re in middle of a great stretch, so if you’ve still been meaning to check it out, come on down the steps and join us underground below the streets of downtown. Our good friend EUSÉBIO AKASA of Long Beach’s hottest summer pool party, SWIM SKOOL LB–joins us in both the main room and in the Coco Lounge, droppin’ lots of great dance floor gems and jams on both sides. Here are the deets:

Friday October 12, 2018
416 S Spring St (between 4th & 5th)
Los Angeles CA

See you there!

sunday october 7 | coast santa monica

On Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the City of Santa Monica will host the third year of COAST, Santa Monica’s Open Streets Event, celebrating the city’s commitment to art, sustainability, and mobility with two miles of activated streets.

The free event will feature live music, dance, hands-on activities and large-scale art installations, all exploring new mobility opportunities, sustainability, and art. Attendees are invited to enjoy the reimagined public space by walking, biking, or skating throughout COAST’s route while taking in the picturesque Pacific Ocean views and various experiences offered along the way. Participatory activities and performances will activate every block along the route, including iconic landmarks such as Camera Obscura, City Hall and the Pier. COAST festivities will then culminate in an “After Party” at the final Twilight on the Pier music festival. Participants are encouraged to bike, walk, or take Big Blue Bus or the Expo Line. Free bike valets will be available along the route.

For more information about COAST, visit and join the conversation on social media using #COASTSaMo.

Check the route: