“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” These simple words were spoken by renowned writer and activist Thomas Merton. They ring with truth. Life in our modern world moves at a breakneck pace with little time to stop and smell the roses. The day comes for each of us when we look up from our desk jobs and smartphones long enough to wonder…what is it all for? Beyond earning money, buying a house, and living the American Dream, we’re searching for an elusive “something”. A miraculous balance of connection, independence, success, and fulfillment: happiness.
It is all too easy to lose touch with our inner joy. Luckily, that joy can be rekindled through art. For children, art is a source of exploration and self-expression, unbridled creativity. As adults, we can experience the same, simple pleasure with new-found depth. Art evokes deep emotion and provides powerful inspiration that serves to enrich our lives, bringing us closer to that mysterious sense of purpose. The South Bay is home to a thriving artistic community, hosting many events right in El Segundo. If you’re craving color, music, and a little something to fuel your creative fire, these six events fit the bill.
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