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March 26, 1994 | PEGGY Y. LEE
The city of Ventura is sponsoring an art walk today in conjunction with area coffeehouses and art galleries to promote the downtown area, which city leaders are trying to revitalize. Twenty-five galleries and seven coffeehouses in downtown are participating in the free, one-day event, scheduled from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Some coffeehouses plan to offer free samples during the "Java Jump," as the event is called. "It's a self-led tour," said Sonia Tower, the city's cultural affairs coordinator.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes and Corina Knoll
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay a $500,000 settlement in a case centering on the 2011 death of a 2-month-old boy who was killed when a driver overran the curb and plowed into pedestrians during the Downtown Art Walk. In a 2012 legal complaint, Jimmy and Natasha Vasquez, of Montebello, alleged that their son's death was the result of the city's “failure to properly design and create safe walking areas for pedestrians and/or place sufficient barriers and protections for pedestrians from vehicles” at the downtown event.
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May 27, 2007 | Mary E. Forgione
WHAT Sacramento River Water Intake Structure WHERE Around the 200 block of Jibboom Street, at the Sacramento River WHY TAKE THE DETOUR You're jogging or biking from Old Sacramento north along the river and spy something that looks like the Sydney Opera House. OK, maybe you're squinting a little, but this building with white wings that hovers over the river like a dragonfly is no mirage.
NEWS
May 16, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
Every surface is a canvas for artists Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran, who have covered the walls, floors and landscape of their Venice home with mosaic tiles, broken plates, figurines -- even teacups. See it for yourself Sunday when the artists open their home -- the subject of an L.A. Times piece in 2003 -- for the annual Venice Art Walk & Auctions . Other artists on the tour include Corrine Chaix , whose live-work studio is located on a Venice canal; the Winward Street live-work space of Jacob Kassay , who will host a pop-up show of works by Cooper Jacoby, Todd von Ammon and Steven Baldi . Tickets to the event are $50, with all proceeds benefiting the Venice Family Clinic.
NEWS
May 12, 1988 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
Up a flight of stairs, down a narrow alley or behind a closed door, sandwiched between Venice's funky stores or inside cold-looking warehouses sit the studios and homes of some of Los Angeles' leading artists. Nearly hidden in deceptively nondescript settings, these workplaces in Venice and Santa Monica usually are closed to the public. But on May 22, about 60 painters, sculptors and other artists will open their doors to visitors for the ninth annual Venice Art Walk.
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May 26, 1991 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There will be an air of urgency to the annual Venice Art Walk next Sunday. The art walk is the principal annual fund-raising event for the Venice Family Clinic, the large clinic on Rose Avenue that provides free health care to the poor and the homeless. Because of the recession, the clinic's needs this year are particularly acute. It is serving 25% more patients than it did a year ago, but is turning away 100 people a day, according to clinic spokeswoman Ellen Robinson.
NEWS
April 14, 2005 | Liane Bonin, Special to The Times
It's 8 o'clock on a Thursday night, and the Bert Green Fine Art gallery is quietly bustling as art aficionados soberly inspect the first L.A. showing of Valerie Jacobs' politically charged paintings. A block away, a crowd of creative types nibbles on cheese and crackers at the 626 Gallery, where the vibrant work of African American artists Synthia St. James and Charles Bibb is on view. A little farther down the street, the Iron Eyes Gallery has amped up the volume.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2009 | Yvonne Villarreal
The three giant block letters beaming in electric yellow at the Museum of Neon Art serve not only as a flashy window display for the West 4th Street space but as a reminder of what brings together throngs to the sidewalks of downtown Los Angeles on the second Thursday of each month: ART. Downtown's Art Walk turns the streets into an artistic carnival.
NEWS
March 17, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Los Angeles-based artist Daniel Pinkham moved to the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the 1960s, he was already helping to re-establish the Californian plein-air, or open air, painting. Now, 32 years later, Pinkham spends at least six months a year painting in locations throughout the world that let him take full advantage of the outdoor painting style popularized in mid-19th-Century Europe.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2009
Downtown art walk: On the cover of the Feb. 8 Arts & Music section, an item referring to an inside article about the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk included a photograph of a yellow neon sculpture. The artwork should have been credited to James McDemas.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Veteran Southland roots rocker Dave Alvin, sonic experimentalists String Theory and Grammy-winning Latin rock group Quetzal top the bill for Saturday's free all-day South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk . Alvin -- a member of the Blasters, X, the Knitters and an acclaimed solo singer-songwriter-guitarist -- will headline the Carnegie Stage at the South Pasadena Public Library, which also will host jazz pianist John Proulx, the...
NEWS
March 11, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
What could be better than giant donuts, booze and art? Not a lot.  If you plan on taking part in the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk on Thursday, you can catch Los Angeles artist Manny Castro and his giant donuts, plus a little booze. FactoryLA , a company that promotes fashion made and designed in L.A., is hosting the event. Castro, who is known for his 30-by-30-foot painting of Lady Gaga as Christ and for painting "Tastes Like Hate" on a Chick-fil-A building, will have his donut sculptures on display.
TRAVEL
January 13, 2013 | By Irene Lechowitzky
It's edgy, it's cool - and it's official: San Diego's North Park made Forbes' list of America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods in September, joining such spots as L.A.'s Silver Lake and San Francisco's Mission District. North Park has all the ingredients for the cool school: It's culturally diverse and has art galleries, boutiques, trendy bars with handcrafted cocktails and local brews, and foodie-approved eateries. If you're hip to this scene, check it out. The bed The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (2223 El Cajon Blvd.; [619]
NEWS
December 20, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
The Canstruction LA design contest -- in which architects, designers, builders and engineers have created structures made out of cans of food -- will be part of next month's Downtown Art Walk, which takes place on Jan. 10. The structures will be on public exhibition in the Farmers and Merchants Bank Building at 4th and Main streets on Jan. 10 from noon to 10 p.m. and on Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. After the exhibit, the cans will be donated...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2012
Get your art on at the biannual Brewery Art Walk, which is held in what is being dubbed the "world's largest art complex. " With more than 100 artists in residence, this massive former beer brewing company complex offers something for every genre of art enthusiast, as well as plenty of entertainment and refreshments. The Brewery, 2100 N. Main St., L.A. Free. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun. http://www.breweryartwalk.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
Despite hovering tensions in downtown Los Angeles and concerns that Occupy L.A. protesters might clash with LAPD officers, Thursday night's Art Walk unfolded with no incidents. Attendance was down, with many joking that there seemed to be more police on bicycles and motorcycles than gallery-goers. The crowd could have been reduced by worries about clashes between police and the protesters. At last month's Art Walk, there was a near riot as police officers tried to control Occupy L.A. members who were scrawling slogans and drawings on the sidewalks to protest downtown gentrification.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Poof! It's Gone: Sweden, meanwhile, discovered a new meaning to the term "art walk" Monday when an art gallery visitor walked off with a painting valued at $600,000. The heist occurred while the gallery owner was busy talking on the telephone. A man unhooked the landscape painting, "Sandhamn" by Anders Zorn, and carried it out of a gallery in Uppsala, 60 miles north of Stockholm. Zorn was a prominent turn-of-the century artist in Sweden.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1988 | TRACY WILKINSON, Times Staff Writer
Up a flight of stairs, down a narrow alley or behind a closed door, sandwiched between Venice's funky stores or inside cold-looking warehouses sit the studios and homes of some of Los Angeles' leading artists. Nearly hidden in deceptively nondescript settings, these workplaces in Venice and Santa Monica usually are closed to the public. But on May 22, about 60 painters, sculptors and other artists will open their doors to visitors for the ninth annual Venice Art Walk.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2012 | By Frank Shyong and Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
A party atmosphere prevailed Thursday night at downtown Los Angeles' Art Walk, a month after violence erupted at the popular event. Art Walk, which began as a local art crawl in 2004, has evolved into a showcase for a revitalized downtown, attracting thousands of people who crowd sidewalks, visit clubs, eat at restaurants and food trucks, and turn the historic core into a colorful festival on the second Thursday of each month. But at the July event, Occupy L.A. activists armed with chalk scrawled political slogans and drawings on the sidewalks to protest downtown gentrification, which has pushed out some of the area's poorer residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
The protesters who rolled into town on a chartered bus Wednesday were united by a single cause: chalk. They had come to show their support for Occupy Los Angeles, which last month clashed with police at downtown's Art Walk for chalking political slogans on the streets. That melee, which left four officers injured and 17 people in handcuffs, catapulted the foundering protest movement back into the spotlight and spawned sympathetic demonstrations across the nation. Thursday marks the first Art Walk since the incident, and it is shaping up to be an eventful night for the Occupiers.
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