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Academia Avancé Students Present 'Taste of Highland Art' [Photos]

The students are hoping to give exposure to local artists and raise money for a field trip.

There was an extra artistic buzz to Tuesday afternoon's Old LA Certified Farmers Market on Marmion Way, as patrons were treated to a 'Taste of Highland Art.'

"The goal of the event is to emphasize the artistic side of Highland Park, which people kind of don't see," said Richard Tapia, senior at Academia Avancé charter school.

Along with his classmates, Tapia organized the 'Taste of Highland Art' event, which hosted the Los Lobos Food Truck and gallery owners from across the neighborhood.

Tapia and fellow senior Darwin Arriola, both former interns with the North Figueroa Association, were responsible for making connections with local gallery owners and convincing them to purchase a booth for the event.

In addition to giving additional exposure to the artists, the 'Taste of Highland Art' also raises funds for the Academia Avancé's International Learning Lab.

Academia Avance student Blanca Prieto said that the students are organizing a trip to the Grand Canyon to visit the remote home of the Havasupai Indian tribe.

The 'Taste of Highland Art' will return to the Old LA Certified Farmers market on Tuesday, March 12 from 3-9 p.m.

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