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September 07, 2015

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walks


Some lazily presumptuous people would have you believe that Los Angeles is a culturally vapid, car-reliant megalopolis. However, those in the know will inform you that this great city is not necessarily either of those things. Wander this way, and we will show you why...


Held every second Thursday evening of the month, the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is a free self-guided stroll around the Historic Core, taking in more than 40 of the galleries and museums that have put this hood back on America’s creative scene.


Swap your stillies for sneakers and saunter over to the Art Walk Lounge to collect your map before making your way into some of the ace spaces.


Top stops include The Hive studio (for contempo works by resident artists), lithograph lovely El Nopel Press, and multimedia masters Fathom.


If you’re the sort of sm-arty that wants the insider scoop, book ahead to join the guide-led wander with local canvas connoisseur Jeremy Quant, or those looking to snag some wall wares of their own can meet artists and owners on the exclusive Collectors’ Tour.


After something with an urban edge? Explore some of Downtown’s best graffiti and streetscapes on the Mural Tour, or if you’re willing to venture further afield, similar events have recently sprung up in Pomona (12 Sep), Long Beach (12 Sep), and Leimert Park (27 Sep).


2nd Thu of each month.


Art Walk Lounge / 634 S Spring St / Downtown / 6-10pm /