Little Tokyo Art Potluck

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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Itadakimasu! amwa and SLT are throwing an art potluck for all artists and arts instigators who love Little Tokyo! Bring a dish and/or artwork to share, or just show up and have dinner with new and old friends. Be a part of our inclusive arts community and the 135-year old legacy of arts and culture in our historic Japantown!

The kick-off for ART4FSN, 15 months of free community art programs as a part of our fight to Save First Street North!

Please bring:

  • a dish or drink with recipe and ingredients lists
  • an artwork of any medium to share
  • yourself
    No one will be turned away for lack of art or food.

Optional, informal show-and-tell of your artwork (5 minutes per person). The show-and-tell and potluck event are open to all, but we give priority to artists of color, and LGBTQ and non-binary artists.

Organized by amwa and the SLT Arts Action Committee, local arts activists organizing to Save Little Tokyo!

Toshizo Watanabe Exhibition Center (located in JACCC Center Building) is ADA and wheelchair accessible. Please note that we do not have all-gender or ADA or wheelchair accessible bathrooms in our Center Building. In our Aratani Theatre, we have ADA and wheelchair accessible bathrooms; and all-gender, single-stall bathrooms (however, the all-gender bathrooms are not ADA or wheelchair accessible). In an effort to keep this a low-scent event, please refrain from wearing perfumes or fragrances.


  • Metro Gold Line Little Tokyo Station, Red Line Civic Center Station, and DASH A bus.
  • Recommended Parking: Aiso Parking Lot, 101 Judge John Aiso Street ($1/hour for first 2 hours; $4 flat rate after 5pm). More parking information can be found at

For any questions about accessibility or transportation, please contact

amwa is a collective of femme and non-binary pan-asian art workers that envisions art and design as tools to build radical, inclusive spaces of solidarity for pan-asians and peoples of color.

JAPANESE AMERICAN CULTURAL & COMMUNITY CENTER (JACCC) is one of the largest ethnic arts and cultural centers of its kind in the United States. A hub for Japanese and Japanese American arts and culture and a community gathering place for the diverse voices it inspires – Japanese American Cultural & Community Center connects traditional and contemporary; community participants and creative professionals; Southern California and the world beyond.