A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

We’ve told you about the book festival, the Takemitsu festival, and the Earth Day festival happening this weekend, but there is also an arts festival.

The free Downtown Burbank Arts Festival on Sat., April 25, and Sun., April 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is billed as one of the largest open-air art markets in the area, bringing ceramicists, painters, photographers, jewelry designers, and other artists to San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia and Angeleno.

Presented by the Burbank Arts Education Foundation (BAEF) in partnership with the Downtown Burbank Partnership and West Coast Artists, an entire city block will be devoted to student artists from the Burbank Unified School District. Performances are scheduled throughout the weekend (see below). Various interactive arts are offered too; kids can make a movie, play an instrument, and learn to dance, among other activities. A live auction will benefit the BAEF, which was established to ensure that all of Burbank’s 15,000 public school students have access to arts education in music, visual arts, dance, and drama.

In addition, the BAEF has an online auction of skateboard deck art donated by comic book artists and animators to raise more funds for arts education. These works will be on display at the festival.

Stage Schedule
Sat., April 25

10 am Emerson Elementary Chorus
10:15 am Free Hip Hop Dance Instruction by Garri Dance Studio
11 am Luther Middle School Wind Ensemble
11 am Miller Elementary Chorus
12:35 pm Jordan Wind Ensemble
12:50 pm Jordan Jazz Ensemble
1:20 pm Burbank Youth Summer Theater Institute
2 pm Burroughs High School VMA
2:30 pm Burbank High School Drama
2:50 pm Media Dance Centre
3:15 pm Show tunes with Melody Hollis, accompanied by Steve Hollis
4 pm Burbank Music Academy Bands: Smash It Up • What If • Skin and Bonez

Sun., April 26

10 am Igloo Music Band: Misperception
10:30 am Burbank High School Dance
11:15 am Erik Garcia and the Afro Cuban Express
Noon McKinley Elementary – ShowCamp Performance
12:30 pm Jefferson Elementary – ShowCamp Performance
12:45 pm Burbank ShowCamp
1:15 pm Burbank Music Academy Band: Harvey Drive
2:15 pm John Burroughs High School Dance
2:40 pm Burbank High Jazz Band
3:15 pm Emerson Elementary Hip Hop
3:30 pm Free Hip Hop Instruction by Garri Dance Studio
4 pm Burbank Music Academy Band: Without Warning
4:30 pm Burbank School of the Ballet

For more information, (818) 238-5180 or www.burbankartsed.org.