April 7, 2018
6:30 - 10:00pm
Highland Park Ebell club
131 S. Ave. 57
Thanks to all those who make our Fundraiser Dinner a roaring success!
This year's Noisemaker honoree is local artist and cultural preservationist Amy Inouye.
The Lummis Day Community Foundation’s annual fundraiser and auction takes place Saturday, April 1, 6:30 pm-10:00 pm at the Highland Park Ebell Club, 131 South Avenue 57 in Highland Park.
As always, the April 1 fundraiser will feature a buffet dinner provided by many of Northeast L.A.’s favorite restaurants, beer, wine and soft drinks. A silent auction will offer the chance to bid on art, books, vintage wines and rare collectibles at bargain prices. Event tickets, priced at $50, will soon be available on this website and at several local retailers. Dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks are included with admission. All proceeds from the event support the Lummis Day Festival, the only arts festival that represents all of Northeast L.A.
The selection of Héctor Tobar as this year’s honoree takes on special meaning at a time when American journalism has come under attack. Héctor Tobar’s work personifies the kind of truth-telling journalism that many of us consider essential to the preservation of our democratic values.
The “Noisemaker Award,” named for the famous entertainments hosted by Charles Lummis for writers, artists and dignitaries at his Northeast L.A. home, is presented to a person whose work and contributions to the community are consistent with the mission of the Lummis Day Community Foundation, “to celebrate the arts, history and ethnic diversity of Northeast Los Angeles through educational and cultural events and to promote cooperation among people of all ages and backgrounds.” Previous honorees were journalist Héctor Tobar, former councilmember Ed Reyes, playwright, filmmaker and actor Richard Montoya, and longtime neighborhood activist Ann Walnum.