Art, music, food and culture on tap at all-day TarFest

| August 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

ALL-DAY FESTIVAL is set for Sept. 14 at the La Brea Tar Pits. Above, revelers at a past year’s TarFest event watch balloon sculptor Kenneth Dolinger working his magic.

TarFest, a free outdoor arts and music festival, is set for Sat., Sept. 14 from noon to 7 p.m. at the La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd.

The 17th annual event will feature music, live painting, art installations and family-fun events.

The festival celebrates Los Angeles culture past, present and future. “This festival is about giving back to our community by preserving what’s best about the art and music of L.A. while providing fuel for the amazing new cultural developments happening here,” said founder James Panozzo, of Launch LA, producer of the event.

Attendees can immerse themselves in large-scale live painting sessions, and art-making activities for kids of all ages will be offered by Japan Foundation, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Museum, the Peter-sen Automotive Museum and Metro.

KCRW DJ’s will spin tunes, and an intergenerational hip-hop and break dancing collective based at MacArthur Park Recreation Center will offer art and dance workshops.

Gourmet food trucks will be at the site, along with Lagunitas biergarten and cocktail lounge.Also featured will be works curated by Craft Contemporary and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Second Home Serpentine — a series of walk-in, rainbow-colored tunnels by Spanish architecture firm SelgasCano — remains on site. Visit

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