By Deb Flomberg
There are so many great neighborhoods in California, all with their own unique heritage and culture. Leimert Park in Los Angeles is a relatively small area, at less than two square miles, but it is home to a fascinating and diverse culture with a rich arts and cultural scene. This makes a visit to Leimert Park Village a great way to support their local artists and get to know the rich culture that is thriving in this close-knit community.
As one of the largest percentages of African Americans in the city of Los Angeles, the neighborhood of Leimert Park is considered the center of black culture in the area. The best time to visit this neighborhood is on the last Sunday of every month, when all the local artists and musicians line the streets creating a vibrant art walk along the area near 43rd and Degnan Street.
Enjoy live music from local rappers, rhythm and blues and jazz musicians, or check out the tunes being pumped out by some incredibly talented DJs. Stop by the drum circle and watch as your kids enjoy their own children’s drum class. Peruse all the works of art, as huge displays of music, fashion and other exhibits line the many cultural spaces in the area. Chances are, you’ll also get to enjoy a lot of poetry and spoken word performances, as many poets and other artists find this the perfect venue to try out their own new material.
When you set out to enjoy the art walk at Leimert Park Village make sure to arrive in your 2013 S65 AMG Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. It’s a great way to enjoy your drive to this historic neighborhood and you’ll have plenty of room to bring a few friends along for the fun. Making this Sedan the perfect accompaniment to a day of culture and art.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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