October 15, 2010 |
The streets of downtown Los Angeles overflowed with artists, musicians and assorted revelers Thursday night, signaling a healthy rebound for the Downtown Art Walk, whose future was in jeopardy just a few weeks ago. Attendance at the monthly event appeared slightly heavier than normal, though exact figures were not immediately available. A diverse crowd milled about the area known as Gallery Row, which is bounded roughly by Spring and Main streets between 4th and 7th streets. It also drew the usual contingent of food trucks and sidewalk merchants whose presence had become a bone of contention between business owners and event organizers.
September 29, 2010 |
The future of the Downtown Art Walk, which draws more than 20,000 people to a monthly stroll of downtown galleries and nightspots and has been credited with helping revitalize the area, was uncertain Tuesday following a dispute among its top leaders. The dispute broke out Friday with a message on the art walk's official website saying the walks had been canceled through the end of the year and that they would resume in 2011 as quarterly events. But then on Sunday, the organization's board of directors sent out a release saying that the next art walk would take place Oct. 14 as previously scheduled and that the group's executive director, Jay Lopez, had published the earlier announcement without the approval of the board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2011 |
The balmy summer evening and a chance to patronize art galleries, shops and restaurants had drawn hundreds to the Downtown Art Walk on Thursday. Much of the crowd was shoulder to shoulder along Spring near 4th Street where dozens of food trucks had congregated. Among the masses were Jimmy and Natasha Vasquez of Montebello. In a stroller was their son, Marcello, barely 2 months old. His aunt, uncle and four cousins were nearby. About 9:15 p.m., a silver Cadillac DeVille crept down Spring and driver tried to park in front of the El Dorado Lofts on the left-hand side of the one-way street.
May 16, 2013 |
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.
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...
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1997 |
As part of a monthlong celebration of the Conejo Valley's creative side, the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival will hold its traditional ArtWalk this weekend. The ArtWalk, featuring the works of more than 150 Southern California artists, will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the Exxon lawn at Hillcrest Drive and Wilbur Road.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1996 |
Nearly 50 businesses, coffeehouses and galleries will open their doors and extend their hours tonight for the first Ventura ArtWalk of 1996. Held in April, July and November, the evening events feature free art exhibits throughout the downtown area. ArtWalks were started nearly a decade ago by seven galleries to show off local talent, but have since grown in popularity as hundreds of visitors crowd downtown sidewalks and fill coffeehouses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1996
Venice is a busy place on warm, sunny Sundays, but this weekend the beach community will be buzzing with more activity than usual. Crowds will gather Sunday for the Venice Art Walk, an annual tour of the studios of local artists. Shuttles will take visitors around Venice as they follow the self-guided tour. Although the studio tours happen Sunday, Art Walk events began Friday evening. The weekend kicked off with concerts in private homes on the Westside.
April 26, 1991 |
Revitalizing downtown San Diego is not an overnight process--or is it? Once a year, such magic can be worked, when ArtWalk banners are hung in galleries, studios, shops and cafes, drawing tens of thousands of people to explore the downtown area during a single weekend. ArtWalk, billed as a free open house of downtown's visual and performing arts, transforms tame sidewalks into teeming arteries. Overnight, it turns downtown's struggling art community into the hottest act in town.