My story in this week’s LA Weekly!
"At Fun-a-Day shows, anything goes," says Nick Lally, 34, one of the founders of West Philadelphia’s Artclash Collective. Dreamed up 10 years ago, Fun-A-Day has since spread its DIY, post-punk ethos via independently organized projects in about 30 cities. Artists (and the art-curious) are called on to start the new year creatively with a daily practice, then show their work at a local, unjuried show at month’s end.
Of all the places Fun-a-Day might have popped up in L.A., Reseda may seem the least likely. Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley, it’s a bedroom community with two art-supply stores and no permanent galleries.
But Chloe Cumbow, who moved to the Valley from Providence, R.I., two years ago, has proven an ideal driving force to pull off the show in a neighborhood whose artistic cred is on the rise.