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L.A. Design Week: The annual expo that brings the design
world to Los Angeles.

Open House, Street Fest to Wrap Up Week

March 11, 1999|CONNIE KOENENN

L.A. Design Week concludes by inviting the public to a gala Design Walk '99 on Friday night.

From 6 to 9 p.m., West Hollywood's Avenues of Art and Design--the area encompassed by Beverly Boulevard, Robertson Boulevard and Melrose Avenue, between La Cienega Boulevard and Doheny Drive--will offer an expanded open house and street festival.

More than 100 art galleries, design showrooms, antiques shops and boutiques promise demonstrations, food and entertainment ranging from Japanese flower arranging to Tarot card readings.

To lure people to the area, dubbed "Los Angeles' SoHo" by Vogue magazine, organizers offer:

* Free maps, highlight sheets and other handouts, available at information kiosks.

* Free shuttle service in the area, provided by West Hollywood Cityline.

* Reduced-rate parking at the Pacific Design Center, the Robertson Boulevard/Alden Drive parking structure and other major buildings.

* Special menus and tastings in area restaurants.

For information, call (323) 650-2668.

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