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.

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