LAWS, or LA Word Salon, explores the artistic process through positive, public platforms. and subcategory synesthesia.

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The salon began as meetings on Sundays at 1836 Sunset Studios in Echo Park, Los Angeles (CA) in January 2015.  The community gathered and grew on Sundays as LAWordSalon open-mic events to March 2016.  In total, the salon hosted 51 evenings of song, poetry, discussion, comedy, featured bands and performers, theme suggestions, group poems, last minute sign-ups, and occasional name tags.

Currently, LAWS and LAWSters continue to gather, just not necessarily on Sundays, and not necessarily in Los Angeles.  Though, that happens.

#LAWSout on Instagram showcases performances and people who have something to say.

The people who made it work:

Lorna Alkana Art  (@lornaphone)
Mike Gattshall (@gattshattack)

Mark Bowers (#iamonthespot)

John Owens (@thesundayshowwithjohnnyo)

an anthology of LAWSter contributions is in the works.
Rene Quintanilla (@the_reneissance)
Michael Porter (@porter_hashtag)
Lorna Alkana (@lornaphone)


2 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. If your open mics aren’t necessarily always on Sundays, what day of the week will they be during the next coming months, and what time?


    1. Hi Flo! @lawordsalon doesn’t host open-mics anymore. (This website is an archive of those events. We stopped a few years ago.) HOWEVER! If you’re interested in cruising to an open-mic in the LA area, there are many! I’ll refer you to the wonderful Ideas Aubrey’s events:
      Freedom of speech Thursday’s welcomes poets, musicians, spoken word artists, comedians and more! Sign up at 645, Mic goes 7pm to 9pm! Free with cafe purchase.

      It all goes down at 7:00 PM at Sabor y Cultura 5625 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Sign-ups start at 6:45


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