A multimedia art exhibit that reflects on how young people from Los Angeles have shaped their identities through various forms of expression opens Saturday in East Los Angeles.

“Tastemakers & Earthshakers: Notes from Los Angeles Youth Culture, 1943-2016” will be on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) on the East Los Angeles College campus. The Guardian reports that the presentation will feature contemporary art, documentary photography, fashion and music.

The Zoot Suit Riots and Mexican-American pachucos and the punk-rock influence on Eastside youth are among movements  documented in the exhibit. A photograph of Boyle Heights’ Japanese residents in zoot suits is also part of the collection, the Guardian writes. The image was taken in a wartime internment camp.

Tastemakers & Earthshakers: Notes from Los Angeles Youth Culture, 1943-2016 opens Saturday with a reception, open to the public from 5 to 8 pm. There will be food for purchase from Tacos Árabes food truck and a cash bar. It will also feature the museum store’s grand opening. More details on the event’s Facebook page.

The VPAM is at 1301 Avenida César Chávez, Monterey Park. The exhibit is open through Feb. 25, 2017 and admission is free.

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