friday, June 21 from 7-11PM

NAVEL, 1611 S Hope Street, Downtown Los Angeles




In many cultures, the longest day of the year is honored as a moment for celebrating what's been accomplished, and what lies ahead. Summer Solstice for our human ancestors was the apex of the calendar: a day for life and light, for enjoying what we hold most beautiful, and for planting seeds in anticipation of an abundant harvest.

On Friday June 21, NAVEL invites you to take part in the Solstice tradition by celebrating our anniversary as a collectively-driven cultural space and honoring the changemakers from our community whose offerings of time and talent are building a more just, creative, and collaborative world.

Our Solstice celebration will include musical performances by Banoffee and AKUA, a new choreographic work by Samantha Blake Goodman with original score by AKUA performed by Sasha Rivero, an installation and performance by Kayla Tange, a pop-up gallery with works for sale by Terrence Koh, Hayden Dunham, Kandis Williams and others, delicious food prepared by Camila Creates, a solstice elixir featuring Yola Mezcal, exotic natural wines curated by Psychic Wines, a DJ set by KINGDOM, and much much more, all hosted by comedian Casey Jane Ellison.

Now more than ever, NAVEL needs your continued support. The work our community has done thus far has lit bright lights in dark times, and the seeds we are planting will bear life-giving fruit in the months and years ahead. Join us on this day of Light and Life, and help us to call in the bright abundant future we believe in.

about Navel

Based in Los Angeles, NAVEL is a test site for community-driven projects, critical equitable practices, collaborative learning and kinship.

Through a range of events, performances, exhibitions, screenings, talks, and working groups, NAVEL creates a space where individuals come together to share the knowledge, skills, and volition necessary to find novel ways to organize, distribute resources, impact and bridge communities.

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Pictured (L-R): Kayla Tange, AKUA, Samantha Blake Goodman, Banoffee, Casey Jane Ellison


Our 2019 Programming Committee and ASSEMBLIES Leaders

Amelian Kashiro Hamilton, Blue Soo Hoo, Brandon Avery Joyce, Chris Tyler, Daleen Saah, Dorit Cypis, Emma Sutton, gloria galvez, Jade Daniels, Jasmine Nyende, Jennifer Moon, Juli Odomo, Jordi Phillips, Matthew Donovan, Sarah Pitan, Sophia Aira, Tatiana Vahan, Uhuru Moore, Yewande Pearse


Alexander Quetell, Alia Raza, Allison Littrell, Amanda Vincelli, Angela Seo, Benjamin Millipied, Bettina Korek, Blaine O'Neill, Carlye Packer, Cheyenne Sauter, Dimitri Chamblas, Ed Patuto, Ezra Woods, Jeanne Brooks, Jeffery Self, Jonas Wendelin, Kristoffer Josefsson, Leila Nematzadeh, Leilah Weinraub, Michael Holt, Molly WK, Nada Rastad, Nadja Oertelt, Patrik Milani, Randall Sarafa, Shana Lutker, Spenser Theberge


pop up gallery

During the benefit, make sure to stop by our Pop-Up Gallery, where limited edition artworks, objects, and prints will be available from artists Amanda Vincelli, Analisa Teachworth, gloria galvez, Hayden Dunham, Jonas Wendelin, Kandis Williams, Nina Sarnelle, Terrence Koh, & Vytautas Jurevicius.



All proceeds from SOLSTICE will go towards sustaining NAVEL's core programs and activities, including our free and low-cost Public Programming, our collaborative learning platform ASSEMBLIES, and the Collective Residency, ensuring they remain accessible for all.


sliding scale

  • one (1) Single general admission ticket



  • Three (3) general admission tickets

  • ‘KIN’ tote bags with gifts from our sponsors



  • six (6) general admission tickets

  • ‘KIN’ tote bags with gifts from our sponsors



  • twelve (12) general admission tickets

  • ‘KIN’ tote bags with gifts from our sponsors



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All proceeds benefit NAVEL, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
A portion of your ticket donation is tax-deductible.


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Image Credits: Photo of Kayla Tange by Tomo Muscionico, Photo of Samantha Blake Goodman by Eunice Adorno