Story Map is Local Artist Bia Gayotto’s Workshops

Artist-in-residence Bia Gayotto at Bolton Hall Museum invites residents of Sunland-Tujunga, Shadow Hills and the surrounding foothills communities to participate in a series of free workshops where you will meet other residents and share your neighborhood stories.

Story map is a multigenerational project to be developed in a series of four workshops at Bolton Hall Museum on September 8, 15, 22 and 29. There will be a wrap party on October 16.

Participants are invited to bring images or objects (photographs, notes, diagrams, books, poems, drawings, paintings, letters and/or memorabilia) anything that you feel comfortable in sharing that illustrates your past, present and future views of Sunland, Tujunga, Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills and parts of Sun Valley. During each workshop you will meet and share your stories with other community members. A large map of District 7 will be used as a template for our weekly activities where we’ll pin down where your story took place.

The final project will include a large-scale map, mixing your past, present and future stories into one. A wrap up party will be organized at Bolton Hall Museum with music and refreshments when we will share the final map with the overall community. Feel free to invite your family and friends! A small version will be distributed for free encouraging the public to take self-guided tours and discover new places and facts about District 7.


Week 1: INTRODUCTION. September 8 | 4:30-6pm What is an archive? Museum Director, Regina Clark talks about the Bolton Museum’s archives showing examples of what people can bring. Bia Gayotto will give a brief talk about her work and the workshop, ask participants to introduce themselves.

Week 2: PAST. September 15 | 4:30-6pm

What memories do you have of your neighborhood 5, 10, 20, or 80+ years ago?

Week 3: PRESENT. September 22 | 4:30-6pm What is it like living in Sunland-Tujunga today?

Week 4: FUTURE. September 29 | 4:30-6pm What do you imagine for yourself and Sunland-Tujunga in the future?

Week 5: PUBLIC PRESENTATION. October 16 | 2-4 pm A wrap-up party will be organized with refreshments inviting all community members to see the large-scale map created in collaboration with graphic designer Yuju Yeo.


Bolton Hall Museum 10110 Commerce Ave, Tujunga, CA 91042. There is no cost to attend. Ages 13 and up are welcome to participate!


Bia Gayotto, Artist-inResidence Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department

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