March 11, 2013 |
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.
January 13, 2013 |
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.; 
December 20, 2012 |
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...
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.
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August 10, 2012 |
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.
August 10, 2012 |
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.