Spike Dolomite is a Valley artist, arts education activist, and community organizer. Her paintings have been shown in various spaces throughout the Valley for over 20 years. Her cartoon book, “ART” came out in 2010 and is on sale at Continental Art Supplies, CSUN Art Gallery, and La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando, and 11:11 a Creative Collective. Her “ART” cartoons have also been published on NoHoArtsDistrict.com.
Spike is a co-founder and managing director of a grassroots group called, “Reseda Renaissance,” a group of artists, art lovers, business leaders, and civic leaders dedicated to seeing Reseda make a comeback via the arts.
Her political blog, “Left Turn in NoHo” ran on NoHoArtsDistrict.com from 2012 through 2013.
When La Galeria Gitana opened on November 1, 2008, it was the first gallery ever to exist in the City of San Fernando.
34 YEARS OF HOLIDAY MAGIC! PRESENTED BY CELEBRITIES
& VOLUNTEERS TO OVER 700 SENIORS IN CARE-CENTERS IN THE WEST VALLEY
For over 30 years the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra (SFVSO) has presented the finest performances of symphonic music to the San Fernando Valley.
The Reseda Renaissance and Arts in Education Aid Council are producing the second open studio and public art tour for the Reseda area on Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Valley musician, Norman Harris, has been collecting instruments since the 1960s. He started collecting first, falling in love with every guitar he bought, but soon realized he’d have to sell guitars in order to buy more guitars. That’s when it went from a hobby to a business - guitar collecting for fun and for profit!
Take a stroll down “Village Walk” in Tarzana (the shopping center at Ventura Blvd. and Yolanda St) and spend some time with the public art project, two Byzantine mosaic fountains and a mural, by Jose Antonio Aguirre. The fountain on the east corner of Yolanda is titled "Our Vanishing World" and was produced in 2007. The other fountain, "Living Legends," and the mural "El Camino Real," were created in 2010.
Tia Chucha’s, the nonprofit independent bookstore/performance space/art gallery in Sylmar, has been offering workshops, events, youth programs, and open mic nights for the past 15 years.
There’s a great music store in Canoga Park - Sam Ash on De Soto and Roscoe is one of 45 stores in 16 states. Sam Ash has been a family owned and operated business for over 80 years and employs 1800 people.
A few years ago, artist Chloe Cumbow, moved to the Valley from Providence, Rhode Island. She brought with her “Fun A Day”, an art event created 11 years ago by a group of artists in the West Philadelphia's Artclash Collective intended to keep artists active and creative during the bleakest month of the year on the east coast. It has spread to over 30 cities so far.
LA River by Spike Dolomite
The Los Angeles River is undergoing a major transformation from a giant cement gutter and dumping ground to an actual destination.
“It’s a big, big world full of all kinds of people,’ says singer/song writer Roy Zimmerman, “but there’s one thing we can all agree on...” Then he strums. And he strums. He casts his eyes to the ceiling. At last he sings, “...and when I find out what it is, I’ll let you know.”