Downtown L.A. Art Walk: An Explosion of Urban Culture

10/17/2012

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On the second Thursday of every month, something strange happens in Downtown L.A. It starts in the morning, when owners of L.A. art galleries begin to hustle around making last-minute preparations — adjusting lighting, getting a lineup of drinks ready, choosing music. Come nightfall, the historic core of Downtown L.A. comes alive with remarkable energy.

Los Angeles Art Walks

10/12/2012

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From Downtown's burgeoning art scene to Venice's longstanding funkiness to San Pedro's eclectic collections near Los Angeles Harbor, local art walks give both locals and visitors an opportunity to get the true flavor of a community, not to mention a much-needed art fix.

First Fridays at Abbot Kinney Boulevard: Welcome to the Neighborhood

10/12/2012

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There’s no better way to check out the art (and the shopping) on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, located in the heart of Venice, than stopping by on the first Friday of every month. The event starts around 6 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. The neighborhood merchants come together to feature the best artists, gifts, products and music. And, of course, beverages are available. 

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels interior

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

10/12/2012

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Sometimes, buildings are more than just functional places where people seek shelter or gather for events. When everything comes together just right, they serve as places of community and worship, sacred spaces where the spiritual journey is brought to life. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is one of L.A.'s most innovative buildings, able to inspire visitors with its warm, inviting interior, perfect for introspection. Outside, blunt, asymmetrical walls stretch the definition of a cathedral, challenging visitors to rethink their ideas about sacred buildings.

Glow Arts Festival

10/03/2012

Experience Glow, the art festival where art meets ocean. A free dusk and beyond biannual art event in Santa Monica, California!

Metro Public Art in Los Angeles: Art of the Purple Line

09/14/2012

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Los Angeles Metro’s public art showcases the city’s roots, providing visitors with an easy way to learn about various aspects of LA’s personality. Movies, culture, myth and architecture all appear in the public art works of L.A. Metro’s Purple Line, which runs from Union Station to Wilshire and Western. Take some time to explore, and see how public art in L.A. adds another dimension to the city’s art scene.

Must-See Galleries at the Downtown L.A. Art Walk

09/13/2012

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Every second Thursday of the month from noon to 10 p.m., art lovers gather for the Downtown Art Walk. Join in on the fun by taking a free self-guided tour of the area's hottest galleries, ranging from commercial art to nonprofit venues.

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