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Black History Month Celebrations come to Culver City

Image is a picture overlooking the Washington Monument with the "I have a Dream" subscription in the foreground.February is Black History Month in the United States and Martin Feinberg, Realtor, is glad to see that Culver City is offering two ways for community members to celebrate African American culture and diversity. West Los Angeles College is holding a Black Matters exhibition throughout the month of February and STAR Education is holding its 18th Annual STAR African American Art Festival on February 24. Both events are free to the public.

The Black Matters exhibition is located at West Los Angeles College on 9000 Overland Ave. in Culver City. According to the press release it will display “the works of 11 prominent and outstanding black artists, including Charles Mingus III, Fred Eversley, Holley Tempo, June Edmonds and local Culver City artist Pamela Smith Hudson. Other featured artists include Benny Andrews, Sharon Barnes, Lavialle Campbell, George Evans, Michael Massenburg, and Willie Middlebrook.”

Molly Barnes and Pamela Smith Hudson are curating the exhibit. Barnes is an art dealer, curator, radio personality, and artist in residence at West Los Angeles. She often coordinates free exhibits and lectures that are open to the public.

Hudson teaches painting and mixed media courses at LACMA and Otis. Some of her work is currently on display at the event.

Parking for the event is available in the Parking Structure directly next to the gallery for $2 but exact change is necessary to access it.

The other event taking place within the Culver City Real Estate area for Black History Month is the STAR African American Art Festival. This festival is meant to “celebrate diversity and culture” and will include African drumming and dancing, a BBQ, local vendors, children’s art exhibits, games, live entertainment, and interactive art projects.   Artwork from local artists will also be available for purchase.

The Festival will take place on Saturday February 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance to the outdoor event is free but tours of STAR Eco Station—an environmental science museum and exotic wildlife rescue facility—are $6 for kids 16 and under, $7 for Seniors, and $8 for adults.

The STAR exhibit will be held at 10101 Jefferson Blvd in Culver City. Visit and for more information.

Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor encourages residents to support these and other Culver City area events this month.

Image is a tile that says Black History Month in white, black, red, and green colors.