We are excited to announce that the Arroyo Arts Collective’s Blue Wall Alcove at Avenue 50 Studio has re-opening.

For those of you who may be new to our membership, or who may not recall, the AAC has, for the last several years, rented three walls within Avenue 50 Studio, for members-only shows, rotated on a monthly basis. This space was devoted to the work of our members, and was curated by the artist selected for that month.

The Blue Wall Alcove project has been on COVID hiatus for the past two years and we have greatly missed being able to provide you this opportunity. We are thrilled to resume our stewardship of the Blue Wall space.

We are further grateful to able to advise our membership that the Board applied for and obtained COVID relief money to support, among other projects, the Blue Wall Alcove endeavor. We have been very mindful of the terrible toll the pandemic has taken on those working in the arts. Thus, for the entirety of 2022, the AAC will pay the rental to Avenue 50 and there will be no charge to the AAC members who show at this space.

Each show will stay up for two months, rather than one, and there is the opportunity for an opening and a closing event, which may be coordinated with other shows in the Avenue 50 space, if possible.

E-mail arroyoartscollective@gmail.com, and put “Blue Wall” in the subject line.

• You are a current member of the Arroyo Arts Collective
• Available slots: April-May, June-July, August-September, October-November, December-January
• Provide your full name as you would like it to appear should you be selected
• Any specific date preferences or limitations of which you are aware for 2022
• Attach a photo of a piece that is representative of the pieces you would like to show, including title, dimensions, and medium, or group show concept.

Any theme or medium that can be safely displayed on these three walls will be considered. The number of pieces and the size of the work are only limited by the space available. If you are not familiar with the Blue Wall or Avenue 50 we most strongly recommend that you visit the gallery, located at 131 Avenue 50 in Highland Park, within one block of Figueroa, and decide if a Blue Wall show is right for you.

It will be the responsibility of the artist to coordinate with Avenue 50 in hanging the show in accordance with the parameters provided. The artist is also expected to join with the Collective and Avenue 50 to actively publicize the show, and to assist in hosting the opening and closing events. The AAC Board will, of course, be available to help in any way, providing logistical support and our experience. Avenue 50 will handle all sales and will earn and take a commission, but the AAC will not be taking a commission for this time period.

All work will be featured on both AAC and Avenue 50 social media platforms.

The Blue Wall Alcove is made possible through the generous support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and by the California Arts Council, a state agency.