APRIL 22 & 23, 2006
Angeles State Historic Park
North Spring Street @ Spring & College.
EcoMaya Festivals was founded in 1995, with
its first Mother Earth Day celebration at The Great Photography
Center in Los Angeles. In its second year it moved its
celebration to the beautiful Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood,
where it remained for four years. The EcoMaya Festival
returned to Barnsdall Park in 2004.
Recognizing that the crowds and performances
were becoming larger year after year, the EcoMaya Festivals
decided it was time to seek a larger place. The Mother
Earth Day Celebration had a new home at the Los Angeles
City College, where it remain until the staff finds
it necessary to seek an even more larger place. Furthermore,
the Los Angeles City College is strategically located
in the area of Los Angeles where 75% of the festivalís
Los Angeles City College was one of our venues for many years,
In 2005, the host of the EcoMaya Festival
was ECO Village at Bimini Place, with a colorful program
supported for sponsors and volunteers.
The organizing committee
of ECOMaya Festival 2006 is looking forward to celebrate
the two days 2006 event on grounds of The Cornfield.
We were inspired by the powerful conceptual art work of Not
a Cornfield created by artist Lauren Bon to present a corn
harvest in front of LA downtown skyline.
This is an opportunity to highlight
the entire LA River development and the California preservation
of urban space for human development.
It has been estimated
that the Los Angeles Area is home to approximately over
two million Maya people from the areas of Chiapas, Tabasco,
Campeche, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Guatemela, Belize, Honduras,
El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.
The EcoMaya Festivals have been realized
because of the help and support of the Los Angeles City
Councils, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the Los
Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, the Los Angeles State
Parks and other sponsors and volunteers who join
us in the celebration each year.