Murmurs is a joint curatorial project founded by Allison Littrell and Morgan Elder with the vision to create an arts space that is community-driven and champions the emerging artists and voices that surround us.

Located in a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles’ Manufacturing District, Murmurs has a diverse program which includes exhibitions, performance, and events such as readings, panels, workshops, and film screenings. Integral to the space’s mission is a dedication to improving the accessibility of art, which inspired the creation of a public gathering space within the gallery for artists to convene and research. With the infrastructure for a cafe, reading library, and shop, the multifaceted environment at Murmurs invites artists to experiment in the realms of social practice and collaboration-based artwork.

Conceptually, Murmurs is modeled after the duality of a murmur as both communal and personal, external and internal. Every momentous creation begins as a murmur — slipping from one person’s lips into the earshot of another then repeated through a crowd, like ripples across still water. To hear murmurs requires a shift in perception.

They are currents flowing through the community, undergirding everything that is big, loud, and obvious. Though subtle, murmurs are powerful. In your heart, a murmur can arrest you from the inside out, dictating your body’s rhythm to throw you into a state of heightened awareness.

OUR SPACE —Murmurs is housed in a 4,900 sqft renovated warehouse located in Downtown Los Angeles' Textile District. The multifaceted space consists of a 1,600 sq. ft gallery and a 1,200 sq. ft cafe/lounge and a shop which sells artist-made publications and small objects. The space is connected by an outdoor patio  that acts as a thoroughfare, connecting the front and back spaces.

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