November Happenings at the Craft and Folk Art Museum!

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November Happenings at the Craft and Folk Art Museum!

Make a Christmas ornament, or explore your city by bike...there's a lot going on in November at the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Check out the list of events:


Thursday | November 3

Etsy Craft Night: Christmas Ornaments

Led by Mark Montano

7:00-9:00pm • $5 admission (includes materials, drinks, and snacks)

It’s never too early to start preparing for the holiday season!  Mark will show you how to transform pine cones, glitter, and paper into magical ornaments for your home.

RSVP suggested to



Saturday | November 5 - A Folk Art Everywhere Happening

Folk Art Bike Ride:  Historic South Central LA

11:00am - 2:00pm  • A FREE event for all ages

Presented in collaboration with Free the Streets

(Meetup 10:45am at Mercado La Paloma, 3655 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles CA 90007 • Ride at 11:00am)

As with all Folk Art Bike Rides, we’ll mix an exploration of art, neighborhoods, and unique community gathering spots. This time we’ll focus on Historic South Central LA, which includes LA’s old jazz district. This is also a special ride as it will serve as a “feeder” ride to Free the Streets, a party and fundraiser to celebrate CicLAvia’s extension into South LA (at Mercado La Paloma). We will ride part of the proposed route and explore spots like the African American Fire Fighter Museum.

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Sunday | November 6 – Art Talk

Painting with Fire: June Schwarcz and Enameling in the 20th Century

3:00pm • Free with museum admission

Harold Nelson, curator at the Huntington Library, and scholar Bernard Jazzar discuss the evolution of enameling during the 20th century. A signing for their book, Painting with Fire: Masters of Enameling in America 1930 – 1980, will immediately follow the talk; books will be for sale on-site.

RSVP suggested to (323) 937-4230 x50 or Seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis.



Saturday | November 12 & Sunday | November 13

Pacific Standard Time Focus Weekend

Join CAFAM and our PST Hollywood/Wilshireregional partners for two days of extraordinary exhibitions and free events which explore the history of California design, art, and politics.  Events include a panel discussion presented by Craft In America and LACMA and a Public Artists’ Reception at CAFAM.  To find a full list of participating institutions and programs, visit or



Saturday | November 12 – A CRAFTlab Workshop: Fun for everyone!

Wired Up

Drop in between 12:30-2:30pm (**NOTE SPECIAL TIME)

• $5 per participant (includes museum admission) | CAFAM Family/Dual Passport members & above FREE

Bend, weave, tie, wrap—the possibilities for wire are endless.  Discover the various ways artists use wire in our current exhibitions and experiment to make your own creations.



Saturday | November 19

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles Collective – Knit Group

2:00-5:00pm • Free and open to the public

Join in YBLA’s monthly meeting of local knitters and share in their diverse projects and good conversation.  All skill levels are welcome and encouraged!


Sunday | November 20 – Art Workshop (ages 16 & up)

Traditional Japanese Woodcarving with Yo Takimoto

1:00 – 5:00pm • $65/$55 CAFAM members

Master woodcarver Yo Takimoto will guide you in the traditional process of Japenese woodcarving, or kikezuri.  In this meditative process, you will utilize the natural characteristics of the wood to carve and sand a unique sculptural form.  Yo will provide a variety of woods to choose from and all tools.  Beginners are welcome.

Advanced registration required, online at or email:



Saturdays | November 26 & December 3

Holiday Global Bazaars

10:00am – 4:00 pm • A FREE event for all ages

Join the CAFAM Shop and some of our favorite artists, designers, and vendors for a truly unique gift shopping experience with the best in handmade and Fair Trade goods!