CANOGA PARK ARTWALK
11:11 X CANOGA PARK IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
CANOGA PARK, 2010-2019
ABOUT THE EVENT
In 2010, 11:11 ACC was approached by members of the Canoga Park Improvement Association with the idea to begin an artwalk throughout Downtown Historic Canoga Park. From that moment forward, 11:11 began production of our first large scale community event and satellite gallery.
Along Owensmouth, just north of Sherman Way sat four empty storefronts that had not been occupied since the building was constructed a few years prior. 11:11 worked directly with the property owner to rent the four empty retail spaces and transform them into temporary gallery spaces, once a month, 5 months out of the year. In the first few years of the Canoga Park Artwalk, 11:11 hosted over 200 artists and artisans in these gallery spaces while the neighborhood joined in to offer live music, pop-up shops and activations within local businesses.
By 2014, we gained street closure of Owensmouth between Sherman Way and Wyandotte and pulled the party onto the streets resulting in a full blown block party complete with artist displays, an art market, live painting, mural making, live music, dancing and a food trucks along with the continued participation of the neighborhood and local businesses.