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Discovery: The Craft and Folk Art Museum

Miracle Mile is no longer a ghost canyon – a place where people go for one thing and one thing only. For me, it used to be that the area was just a destination for work, LACMA or the occasional trip to the Ralphs at Hauser. The area was just not all that walk-able because there was very little to be had in the in-between. The area has blossomed in the past few years and has become a destination with lots of different discovery points. It’s evolved into a very desirable place to live, work and find all kinds of fun.

This week I took a walk along the south side of Wilshire and discovered The Craft and Folk Art Museum. The museum is one of those little gems with worth exploring. CAFAM is unveiling two new exhibits this weekend – Máximo González: Playful and Deconstructing Perestroika.

You can read more about these two exhibits here:  CAFAM Current Exhibitions

The two other things that struck me about the museum – the award winning gift shop and the upcoming calendar of events!

The Craft and Folk Art Museum gift shop features beautifully designed items from local and global artisans. You can get a taste for the shop via their web portal – The Notebook.

The Calendar of Events was a revelation! Starting with this coming week – on Thursday, February 2nd the museum is offering a program called Etsy Craft Night: Personalized Journals Led by Lisa Engelbrecht. Sounds like a great evening – something to do with a family member or friend? It’s $5 and runs from 7p-9p.  RSVP suggested at [email protected]

Check out other CAFAM events on the LEARN at CAFAM page of their website.

And don’t miss the two new exhibits – there’s a VIP opening reception open to the public Saturday, January 28th from 6p-9p. The exhibits run through May 6th. Entrance to the museum is free to CAFAM members/$10 to non-members.

The Craft and Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036-4501
(323) 937-4230
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 11a-5p
Saturday-Sunday: 12p-6p


NOTE: CAFAM is not one of the museums that is open for free the weekend of January 28th-29th.


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Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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