What are these notes about?

Notes on Looking is a writing and art project orbiting the art scene of Los Angeles. Here, you will find critical and creative writing from and about the artists of Los Angeles, as well as information about retreats and other art-related initiatives.

Parkfield Retreats

Weekend retreats in Parkfield, CA foster exchange among the art communities in and around Los Angeles.

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Classical Music for Artists

Contemporary art and contemporary classical music are natural allies. Classical Music for Artists offers season tickets to interested artists for different series of concerts to foster a dialog about classical music in Los Angeles.
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Most recent notes on looking

Property Value

Amongst her large bags, under a small umbrella, a lady braids hair on the corner; she doesn’t look up, no matter the sound.  Cameras down at their bellies, a class of eager students surrounds her, clandestinely snapping; she pays them no mind. Later, with her on the... read more

Rosha Yaghmai: Easy Journey to Other Planets

  Receiving a $500 phone bill is an unfortunate surprise. Unfortunate because it’s like receiving five phone bills at once. It’s a consequence for not considering the future, so caught up in the moment that you are actually living outside of it. It’s important,... read more