This year’s 4th Celia Center Arts Festival features the works of artists who use their creativity to express their experiences as individuals who were adopted and/or in foster care across many mediums. Entitled “Adopting Resilience, Fostering the Spirit of Creativity: The Voices of the Fostered and Adopted” the festival will feature stories and backgrounds of many, and seeks to bring together the voices that are often left out of the conversation on foster care and adoption. The Festival gives the Foster Care and Adopted a spotlight with the hopes of deepening the foster care and adoption conversation in Los Angeles and worldwide.

ARTIST SUBMISSIONS STILL IN PROGRESS, THIS SCHEDULE IS STILL IN PROGRESS.

Art Exhibit

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2024
6:00pm – 8:00pm | Artist’s Opening Wine Reception

Join us in the EXHIBIT AREA
Admission is FREE


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2024
12:00pm – 8:00pm | Adopting Resilience, Fostering the Spirit of Creativity:The Voices of the Fostered and Adopted

Join us in the EXHIBIT AREA
Admission is FREE

Art Festival
Childrens’ Activities

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2024

12:00pm – 2:00pm | Face Painting & Glitter Tattoo ages 3 and up

12:00pm – 3:00pm | Google Paint Virtual Reality Booth ages 10 and up

12:00 – 3:00pm | Healing Arts Table for Children in Foster Care and/or Adoption and their Families ages 4 and up. FREE ART

Join us in the ART EXHIBIT AREA
Admission is FREE

1 pm | Celebrity Book Reading 

Join us in the THEATRE
Admission is FREE

Healing Arts
Workshops

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2024

4:00-5:30pm | HEALING THROUGH WRITING THE UNSAID WORKSHOP
Writing and expression workshop with the intent to empower and validate our experiences as adopted people and foster alum!

Artists Panel

Saturday, NOVEMBER 2024

6:30 – 7:30pm | Artists Panel, Sharing their Vision, Transforming their Pain

A panel of exhibited artists will share their journey behind their art, and the transformation the healing arts have brought to their life.

Join us in the THEATRE
Admission is FREE

 

Performances

Saturday, NOVEMBER 2024

8:00pm | VOICES ECHO FROM THE PAST TO PRESENT 

A compilation of narratives, poetry, spoken word, and theater pieces expressed by the voices of the fostered and adopted!

Performers to be announced soon!