DTLA Proud wants queer, queer friendly artists, designers for Artist Alley

DTLA Proud will feature a space in its Artist Alley to display visual art and an area for live murals created by queer artists. Photo: Homo Riot.

LOS ANGELES — Queer and queer-friendly artists, creators and retailers — DTLA Proud Festival wants you.

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DTLA Proud organizers, via their Facebook page, have put the call out for a diverse collection of locally-based artists, designers, fashionistas, and craft makers to participate in the Artist Alley.

“A queer marketplace for all things unique,” Artist Alley will feature jewelry, accessories, apparel, photography, prints, body art and collectibles.

The space will also include a section for displaying visual art and an area for live murals created by queer artists.

To be considered, interested artists (who must be available to attend both days of the festival, August 26 and 27) should send links to their work to artistalley@dtlaproud.org.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBT community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBT students.