James Panozzo, Executive Director LAUNCH Productions
James co-founded TarFest, a free music and art festival held annually at the LaBrea Tar Pits, in 2003. He continues to develop and manage programs that provide opportunities to emerging artists at venues in the Miracle Mile District as well as producing exemplary audience experiences in the arts throughout Los Angeles. He served as the Director of Lawrence Asher Gallery from 2004 – 2010, exhibiting emerging and mid-career painters, sculptors and installation artists.
James created the non-profit social enterprise LAUNCH LA in 2010 to oversee the production of TarFest annually. LAUNCH LA also presents unique programming and exhibition opportunities to important artists throughout the year for the enlightenment of citizens of Los Angeles and beyond.