Friday, June 4, 2010

Futbol Glory: The Copa de Outpost

Artists, friends & neighbors, kids and actual athletes will complete for soccer/futbol glory this weekend in support of Outpost for Contemporary Art. There will be live music, performance art, food and drink from local restaurants and trucks. And the winning team will be honored with the “Copa de Outpost,” hand-crafted by artists Carolyn CastaƱo and Reanne Estrada.
Headliner for the day will be the Guadalajara-based artist collective, Homeless, who will play a soccer game between "dictators" and "guerrillas.”
Outpost for Contemporary Art is a Los Angeles non-profit, based in Highland Park. Outpost is devoted to connecting people to art and artists from around Los Angeles and around the world through a wide variety of events, exchange programs and residencies. Outpost Cup precedes will help bring South American artists to Los Angeles for extended residencies. The first residency, scheduled for this fall, will involve Grupo Bijari, the Sao Paulo-based artist collective that designed the Outpost Cup logo.
The Outpost Cup will run from 8 AM to 6 PM, June 6, at Vista Hermosa Park, 100 North Toluca Street in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. (The park is on First Street west of the 110-Harbor Freeway between Beaudry and Glendale Boulevard.) Suggested donation for attendees is $3, which gives the donor a discount ticket for food purchases from sponsor Coolhaus.

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