A Los Angeles community festival to grieve our losses and celebrate our strength through music, culture, conversation, and ritual.
What to expect
Friday Community Workshops
One day before the main street celebration, warm up with two incredible workshops: Renowned death doula Alua Arthur and activist Erin Wimberly explore the weight of loss from birth to death, while finance educator Misty Wilkes offers workshop on how to financially prepare for the end. FREE
Saturday Main Stage: A People Street Concert
Outdoors on People Street, join an epic multi-genre show. The community honors gospel icon Andrae Crouch and jazz great Billy Higgins--and then features a band of legends walking us through some of the greatest songs on loss, love, and justice ever written, with surprise guest singers. FREE
Saturday Community Events & Workshops
Next to the main stage, the streets of Leimert Park come alive with community-led workshops and forums around grief, healing and growth with community partners and thought leaders. Pop in and change your life. FREE
Art & Rituals
Large-scale art memorial installation will serve as the centerpiece of the festival, where there will also be a story collection booth to capture the narratives of those who have lived through the Pandemic and lost loved ones or who have experienced grief. FREE
About Leimert Park
Go local to uncover how we might all reimagine our approach to the hard parts of life.
Leimert Park is a neighborhood in South Los Angeles that will serve as the hub of the festival. Leimart Park Village is the heart of historical and contemporary African-American art, music and culture in the city of L.A. It embodies deep wisdom pertaining to the relationship between loss, strength, and beauty, which is expressed in many diverse forms. From jazz, to hip-hop, to funk, to gospel, to art, to food, to its entrepreneurial spirit, its creativity has always been a vibrant source of healing and love.
Local L.A. Festival Team
A nonprofit transforming loss, life, and love through creativity and conversation
Reimagine is a nonprofit organization that aims to help all people face adversity, loss, and mortality and transform the hard parts of life into positive growth and action. Through this mission we hope to create a more compassionate world where everyone has the opportunity to make the most of this wild and precious life. Prior to the pandemic, our arts & culture festivals in San Francisco and New York became the largest end-of-life themed convenings in the U.S.
The in-person street festival is free and open to the public.
Thank you to Providence's Institute for Human Caring, The Plum Foundation, and the John and Wauna Harman Foundation for making the Loss, Life & Love festival possible, accessible, and affordable/free for Leimert Park and the broader community.
To learn how you can be part of the Core Circle of Loss, Life & Love supporters moving forward, please contact email@example.com.
Masthead and festival flyer graphics by Kayla Shelton
Main Stage, Community Events & Workshops, Art & Rituals, and About Leimert Park photos by Tim "Hydreams" Coleman (KISO media)