Leanna Lin's Wonderland
The Store at the Garland
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We invite you to join us Seeding the City at Helms Bakery and the Spring Block Party at the Garland's Front Yard!
We will be doing a Nature Notes Workshop on 4/22 at Helms. We'll be giving out free field notes booklets to record your experiences at the all-day event. Then on 4/23 Narrated Objects will have a collection of books, stickers, and books for sale by local artists at the Garland's Block Party.
On Sat., April 15, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., we will be at Gloria Molina Grand Park for Easy Mornings. We will have our board games to play and invite you to make your own!
Then Sun., April 16, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., join us as we celebrate USC Pacific Asian Museum's 2023 Teen Ambassadors with a fun day of activities for Teen Takeover @PAM Day.
Join us in the courtyard for Free 2nd Sunday@PAM: Celebrate the Silk Road festivities in Pasadena! We will be there from 12–4 p.m. creating illustrated maps. Or visit us in North Hollywood where we will be popping up during The Garland's Fall Block Party from 2–5 p.m.
Join us in the Grand Garden with Streetlet and local small businesses with workshops and events that raise awareness and exemplify the power of creative expression. We will have our books for sale and interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy!
In the heart of HiFi, the Mabuhay Festival will bring our diverse L.A. Filipino community together and highlight Filipino small businesses, community organizations, and performers.
Narrated Objects will be popping up at the event with our books and coloring pages, as well as collecting food-related stories from the FilAm community.
Attend a wonderful celebration of green design with exhibits, events, and talks from a variety of incredible artists, architects, designers, gardeners, and urban planners, all of whom are finding ways to connect our city to the natural world.
We will be hosting family-friendly art activities from We Heart L.A. Parks: A Coloring + Activity Book Celebrating Public Parks in the City of L.A., including an artist-led drawing workshop by contributor Valentina M. Quezada at 1 p.m. Michele McRae of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust!
Visit one of our favorite places on the planet, Griffith Park, Saturday morning to celebrate Earth Day!
There will be fern planting, nature hikes, and an Eco-Village fair with our books, arts & crafts, food, and fun. Our good friends from Friends of Griffith Park will be selling our ode to our favorite park resident, We Heart P-22, as well as our new book, We Heart L.A. Parks, and giving away P-22 temporary tattoos. Council District 4 team will be handing out coloring pages from our books for kids of all ages to enjoy!
Happy Earth Day, Griffith Park. May we protect and love you all year long.
Join us at the Garland Hotel's Spring Block Party that's anything but garden variety. We'll be party of the pop-up shopping soiree! Enjoy live entertainment, gourmet samplings, and the best beer and wine tastings California has to offer. The best part? You'll be helping us give back to The Village Family Services, a local leader in providing trauma-informed, culturally sensitive services to children, homeless youth and families so that they can lead safe, healthy and productive lives.
DEC. 12: FREE SECOND SUNDAY
@PAM ART WORKSHOP
Come celebrate 50 Years of PAM and imagine a museum for the future! Join creative collective Narrated Objects in creating a collage accordion book of your vision of our museum or a new museum of your very own.
View the special exhibition Intervention: Fresh Perspectives after 50 Years, contribute to our story archive, listen to storytime in the new Crossroads gallery, and enjoy free admission all day!
The event provides the community with one-stop holiday shopping featuring local artisans and retailers!
Local vendors include Hahamongna Native Plant Nursery, artist Margaret Gallagher, book publisher Narrated Objects, and candlemaker The Soy Farm.
There will be handmade skincare products from MOSA, teas and accessories from Elizabella, jewelry from Siranush Designs, granola from The Art of Snack, wine from Jardesca, natural-dye clothing from Berbo Studio, indoor plants and artisan wares from Our Little Stand, and more!
We're joining the L.A. Conservancy for #GriffithPark125: a *free* parkwide exploration
commemorating Griffith Park's 125th anniversary. Learn more about the significant structures, sites, and stories of Griffith Park from more than two dozen organizations uniting to tell the park's extraordinary history.
Volunteer educators from the L.A. Conservancy and different partnering organizations will be dispersed throughout Griffith Park to share the stories of specific sites. No reservations are required; you are free to roam the park at will, choosing whatever places interest you most to visit.
Join us for a special afternoon celebrating the opening of the newly redesigned Crossroads: Exploring the Silk Road gallery! The gallery includes an interactive scroll from Narrated Objects that we invite visitors to contribute their travel stories and drawings to.
Participate in an outdoor scroll-making activity with us from 12 to 4 p.m. to prep your contribution, and also enjoy live storytelling, and music and dance performances inspired by the diverse cultures connected through the ancient trade route.
Free admission all day! Timed tickets are available on the museum website.
Join us via Zoom for a lively talk and drawing workshop to celebrate the new coloring and activity book about our city's public parks, We ❤ L.A. Parks. Editors Andrea Richards and Teena Apeles will share how the book came about, and contributor Tracy Park will show the development of her park illustrations and lead participants in drawing their dream parks. Bring your art supplies and creativity! Or color along while you listen.
In celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary, USC PAM and Narrated Objects invite you to an interactive, all-ages workshop on ceremonial dress! During this one-hour online workshop, L.A.fashion designer Carol Young of Undesigned will offer tips and demonstrate techniques for how to elevate an outfit so that it’s perfect for a party, as well as share designs she’s made for special occasions. Also enjoy a special cocktail recipe (or mocktail!) to prepare at home by Bear & Stone's award-winning bartender Vay Su.
In celebration of USC Pacific Asia Museum's 50th anniversary, USC PAM and Narrated Objects invite you to contribute to the 50 Years of PAM Story Collection! Craft your story with us during this one-hour writing workshop.
Learn to Draw Cute Animals in a Family Workshop
Saturday, January 9, 2021,11 a.m. PST
Calling animal lovers of all ages for this one-hour family workshop on how to draw irresistibly cute animals, taught by Narrated Objects book contributor and character artist Oscar Rosales of Bleenkies. Attendees also receive a one-time use 15% off discount code for our online store.
Virtual Nature Writing Workshop to Find Your Inner Voice
Sunday, January 10, 2021, 2 p.m. PST
Join the founders of Narrated Objects, Teena Apeles and Andrea Richards, for a series of outdoor meditation & writing exercises. This workshop also includes a promo code that can be redeemed for a sustainably made wooden journal from L.A.-based small business, Hereafter.
Preserve Family Recipes in an Art and Writing Workshop with Yuca's Dora Herrera
Sunday, January 24, 2021, 11 a.m. PST
Join James Beard Award–winning chef Dora Herrera of Yuca's Restaurants and Narrated Objects to creatively explore your family's food traditions. Attendees also receive a one-time use 15% off discount code for our online store.
OCTOBER 24, 2020, STARTING AT 11 A.M. PST
We are excited to partcipate in this year's virtual P-22 Festival as exhibitors! Join us online.
P-22 Presents: We Heart P-22 Online Art Workshop
Friday, April 17, 2020,10–11 a.m.
Watch our online art workshop as part of a "P-22 Presents" event hosted by National Wildlife Federation's #SaveLACougars initiative.
Free Second Sunday: Unboxing Stories
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019,12–4 p.m.
Join us for a collaborative art and writing workshop inspired by the Following the Box exhibit.
Graf Lantz Oktoberfest
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019,6 –9 p.m.
You are invited to Oktoberfest hosted by Graf Lantz and LA Original at the Graf Lantz Silverlake Studio and Factory. We will be one of the featured vendors.
Pick up your copy of our book and enjoy an afternoon of performances, talks, and interactive activities focused on our rock star puma and the preservation of urban wildlife.
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Narrated Objects’ Andrea Richards will be leading a Clockshop writing workshop for kids ages 12–16 at the L.A. River. They will be writing in the Bowtie Park and reading work by campfire.
Second Sunday: Food + Art
Sunday, Aug. 17, 2019, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
USC Pacific Asia Museum
Go on a docent-led tour, participate in a special virtual-reality experience that combines Asian cuisine and poetry, and join Narrated Objects' Teena Apeles for art-making in the museum's magical courtyard.
Join us for cocktails and courtships tales with special guests Neelanjana Banerjee, Edan Lepucki, and D. J. Waldie.
Through 2019 at the Autry Museum of the American West
Experience a kid-size version of our board game, The Adventures of P-22, and enjoy our coloring pages as part of this fascinating exporation.
Save the date for an amazing weekend celebrating L.A. wildlife. Visit us at our booth and meet We Heart P-22 contributors who will be doing live art demos.
We're kicking off our first event of the year at the Natural History Museum! Enjoy a guided tour of "The Story of P-22" exhibit by wildlife biologist Miguel Ordeñana.
Celebrate the holiday season and our We Heart P-22 book at the historic Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round. Enjoy a magical nighttime ride on us!
LACE: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions hosts "L.A. Makers," featuring works by friends of Narrated Objects, including the Indivisible Project.
Join us at the P-22 Day Festival as we launch our first book. Meet contributors, enjoy P-22 themed activities, and check out the book!