Live Tour: Destination Crenshaw

This tour has been canceled.

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This South Los Angeles neighborhood is a thriving community for the arts. Anchored by the Vision Theater, formerly owned by Actress Marla Gibbs, the Theater is expanding upon new visions for the future. The new ‘vision’ for the Vision Theatre is to provide an arts venue for professional arts presentations and productions; a training center for diverse cultural talent reflective of South LA; and the production and presentation of diverse world-class theatrical performances, music, dance, and film festivals – along with a variety of cultural forums, community meetings, and conventions.

The village also hosts the African Unity Festival, The Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, Leimert Park Jazz Festival and more. This tour will end with a community event in Leimert Park Arts Square, which will feature live jazz music, vendors, and a chance to meet and interact with the local artists who represent Leimert park today. *The person in charge of the neighborhood is excited to host the event in the Arts square

Learning objectives

  • Discuss the historical importance of the Vision Theatre and its ongoing renovations.
  • Gain awareness of how African American architects, artists and musicians have created vibrant community spaces in Leimert Park.
  • Learn how architects can support the structural, civic and cultural values of African American communities and those of other culturally diverse neighborhoods.
  • Engage with Leimert Park Arts Square and visualize how community spaces can be successful conduits for healthy relationships in a community.

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 $50  non-member
 $35  member
1.25 LUs
  • HSW
  • RIBA


  • Gabrielle Bullock


    Principal, Director of Global Diversity | Perkins & Will

    Gabrielle oversees Perkins and Will’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement program, which works to...
  • Drake Dillard


    Perkins & Will

    Drake Dillard is a registered architect with more than 32 years of experience in the management...

Course details

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