Hundreds attend South LA Youth Arts and Media fest

Over 300 Los Angeles area students of all ages attended the Youth Arts & Media Festival (YAM L.A.) this past weekend.

The event, held at the Mercado La Paloma on Grand Ave and Exposition Blvd., near the USC University Park Campus, featured youth video, dance, art, music, photo, spoken work and skating exhibitions.

This is the second year of the festival, which is done in partnership with community-based organizations committed to providing teens and young adults in the LA area with free access to high quality media arts, visual and music education.

This year the festival welcomed HBO as a main sponsor. The live performances and workshops at the event were provided free of charge.

YAM LA’s mission is to “encourage youth to use and understand digital technologies as vehicles for communication.”

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