Artists in Storefronts returned to the Whittier neighborhood to showcase 20 storefront exhibits featuring work by local artists, a street art mural, "Outlet" performance art festival, public art sculpture, and a fashion design challenge.

Our opening reception celebrated the work of AIS3's 32 participating artists with a runway presentation of the Louis Bustos Design Challenge where six local designers showcased garments created from 5 year old Louis’s drawings.

AIS3 featured Jaime Carrera’s Pop Up Performance Festival, “OUTLET.” Spanning over 8 Saturday nights, the festival ran the gamut of performance. From performance art to modern dance to dance theater to live music. Outlet featured a bevy of monumental & innovative artists, from local legends to up & coming stars.

AIS commissioned Mary Jane Mansfield to create an installation in a vacant lot at 26th and Stevens Avenue. For this project she built a “house with no walls” and a picket fence filled with summers warm and lively colors. The remainder of the lot was host community snowman building events as weather permitted.

We hosted an ugly sweater contest and walking tour. Andy Sturdevant and Bill Lindeke hosted a pub crawl and walking tour, and finally a luminaria tour closed the run with over 500 paper lanterns lining all of Eat Street for our final walking tour in tribute to departed participating artist, Jack Edwards.

All photos by Steven Lang
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