Front Installation: Tropics

January 26, 2018

The pop-up juice bar presents fresh juices and a skate ramp at ALAC's front entrance

Tropics at ALAC 2018

Photo by Michael Underwood.

Tropics at ALAC 2018

Photo by Michael Underwood.

Tropics, a community-run pop-up juice bar, was originally brought together out of their passion for skateboarding. For the 2018 edition of Art Los Angeles Contemporary, their juice bar is placed alongside a skate ramp at the front entrance of the fair where members of the bar skate, alley and stall throughout the weekend.

Tropics was originally launched in 2017 as an initiative of a group of Leimert Park residents Thomas James, Preston Summers and Griffin Snyder in tandem with Daniel DeSure of the design studio Commonwealth Projects. With the goal of providing a healthy food option for those in food deserts and other underserved neighborhoods, Tropics offers health-conscious, affordable cold-pressed juices along with community-oriented events and outreach efforts. Their first iteration of their bar took place over three months in 2017 at the Baldwin Park institution The Underground Museum.


Other News

Saturday at ALAC

Eric Wesley, Forrest Nash, Charwei Tsai and Frances Horn are featured in Saturday’s on-site programming and events

ALAC Music Series Returns

ALAC Music Series returned for the second year with an intimate VIP event hosted by Daniel Lanois

Sunday at ALAC

ALAC 2019 continues today with various on-site programming and events

Remembering Paul Moss

ALAC mourns the untimely death of Paul Moss, co-founder and director of Workplace

Reader No. 5 "Special Effects" Issue

Art Los Angeles Reader releases its fifth newspaper in the Moveable Types section of ALAC

Eric Wesley's Estate

A special project with Bortolami NY accompanied by a conversation with Forrest Nash.

2019 Salon Section “The Academy”

Art Los Angeles Contemporary welcomes a new section to the back tent

Friday at ALAC: Inheritance: Recent Video Art from Africa

Zina Saro-Wiwa, Michael Subotzky, and the Fowler Museum's Erica P. Jones discuss their upcoming exhibition
Claudia Rech Portrait

Interview with Salon Curator Claudia Rech

ALAC chats with Claudia Rech on all this "The Academy"

2019 Publishing Section “Moveable Types”

Brussels-based curator Frances Horn organizes a robust selection of independent art publishers for ALAC’s 10th anniversary.
We day for attack

Exhibitors Announced for ALAC’s 10th Anniversary Edition

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Launches 10th Anniversary Edition with over 80 International Emerging and Established Galleries and Exhibitors.
ALAC 2019 Entrance

ALAC's New Look by Designer and Artist Brian Roettinger

Roettinger's visual focus on way-finding systems reflects ALAC's location at the Santa Monica Airport and within LA