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January Art Walk Must-Sees

The Downtown Art Walk returns on Thursday, January 10th in the galleries and artist studios of Downtown Los Angeles! Begin your evening at the Spring Arts Collective inside The Last Bookstore at 453 S. Spring St., from 6-9PM. Enter the bookstore at 5th at Spring, and walk up the stairs to the mezzanine. Our team will be on hand to distribute free collectible Gallery Guides (maps), and share information on what to see and do throughout the evening! For more info on January Art Walk programming, visit the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.

Interested in our January 10th guided Art Walk Gallery Tour? Grab tickets here while you still can!

Other dates also available

Art Walk Galleries

Roughly 30 local galleries and art spaces participate in the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk on the 2nd Thursday of each month. To find out more about these, please visit www.downtownartwalk.org/galleries, and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook! Free Maps (Gallery Guides) are available at any of the participating spaces, or at The Spring Arts Collective at 453 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, 90013 (up on the mezzanine) from 6-9PM on Thursday, January 10th.

EVENTS

DAC GALLERY

Worldbuilding

431 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, 90013

January 10th |  5-8PM

 

Worldbuilding is a group exhibition at DAC Gallery curated by Sarah Julig that explores a range of modalities through artists’ use of ceramics, digital animation, and mixed media to convey complex personal mythologies. The exhibition explores the contrasts between ceramics and digital animation, both in processes and historic lineages, exploring how contemporary artists use these divergent mediums to search their own internal narratives. Worldbuilding is on view during the January 10th Art Walk from 5-8pm, and through February 2nd. | MORE

LITTLE TOKYO ART COMPLEX

Downtown Art Walk Open Studios

262 S. Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 90013

January 10th | 7-10PM

Each Art Walk, the Little Tokyo Art Complex, an arts community located at Los Angeles and 3rd, opens its doors to the public. Make your way through the studios of resident artists and discover original handmade art, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, and more. Additionally, LTAC offers changing exhibitions each month in their shared gallery space. For more information on the Little Tokyo Art Complex, please visit them on Facebook! | MORE

THE HIVE GALLERY & STUDIOS

Hive Tarot 10: A Decade of Tarot Shows from The Hive Gallery

729 S. Spring, Los Angeles, 90014

January 10th |  6-10PM

On the January 10th Downtown Art Walk, The Hive welcomes the new year with the launch of “Hive Tarot 10″, featuring original tarot card artwork by 22 Hive artists from 2018 for the soon to be printed HIVE TAROT 10 deck. Other themed exhibitions are also featured in the space, along with works by resident artists. “Hive Tarot 10” is on view during the January 10th Downtown Art Walk from 6-10pm, and through February 3rd. | MORE

DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT THEATER

LA Story #1

251 S. Main, Los Angeles, 90012

January 10th |  6-10PM

Tickets $20 at the door 

On the January 10th Art Walk, The Independent Theater will be the site of LA Story # 1, featuring live variety–style musical performances produced and curated by local artist and creative director Gail Zone. Zone. Performances begin with a Video Art Gallery, featuring the premiere screening of “Botany of Desire” by Sean Yang, followed by “Sand & Snjor” by Fridgeir Trausti Helgason, and additional videos by Jason Ruscio, and J-Walt’s Lucid Dreamscapes. LA Story # 1 is comprised of musical performances in 3 acts, set in the Pueblo de Los Angeles. | MORE

Support

Did you know, the Downtown Art Walk does not receive funding from food truck and vendor lots? We rely on donors like you to keep this cultural event going strong! Please show your support for our community by making a donation at the following link: www.DowntownArtWalk.org/Donate

To become a sponsor of Art Walk, please contact us.

BOY SMELLS x UNMENTIONABLES

Candles that smell. Underwear that don’t :

 

 

California Candle Company Expands With Intimate Apparel Launch.

BOY SMELLS is pleased to announce the expansion of their brand with the introduction of intimate apparel with Boy Smells Unmentionables. Debuting March 19, 2018, the new line of men’s and women’s underwear further enhances the home experience that is central to everything Boy Smells does. The debut Boy Smells Unmentionables collection includes three styles: a minimal mid-rise brief for men, a classic mid-rise boxer brief for men, and a minimal mid-rise brief for women. All styles are made in Peru out of premium Pima cotton. For color, Boy Smells has chosen to further expand the brands signature pink with other neo-naturalistic tones: bone, buff, bare, and blush.

 

 

ABOUT THE SMELLS

Boy Smells candles are a proprietary blend of coconut oil and beeswax; beautiful and rich–burning. Each scent has been developed to have its own unique expression; notes plucked from a personal catalog of olfactory memories, then evolved and expressed in a modern context. Both familiar and unexpected.

 

 

ABOUT THE BOYS

Boy Smells is the creation of David Kien and Matthew Herman who established the brand in 2014 in the Pico-Union District of Los Angeles, California.

Started as a scent experiment, and later developed as a product, both pooled their experiences in design and production worlds of fashion and applied them to a home fragrance collection.

 

CHRIS STYLEZ “FALL FOR ME”

In an era where most indie artists are secretly funded by major labels, and music gets carefully selected by gatekeepers based on the least resistance, people are starving for a change. Rising artist Chris Stylez took a non-traditional path to success forcing people in the conventional music system to question how he pulled it off.

 

Canada-born, New York-based R&B artist Chris Stylez became something of a viral sensation summer of 2016 after his song “Who Is” amassed over 50 million loops on Vine and hit Spotify Viral Charts in more than 16 countries. However, it’s difficult to pin down Stylez as a child of internet culture. With a polished tone reminiscent of a Voodoo-era D’Angelo, and the legendary soul sensation Marvin Gaye, it’s clear that the music comes from an authentic place.

 

Blazing his path from Toronto artist to downtown New York fixture was the product of habitual traveling in search of inspiration. After spending time creating and collaborating in Atlanta and Los Angeles, in addition to touring his way through Europe’s underground music scene, Chris finally landed in NY. Upon meeting Chris in person, Ozy.com interviewer Jeff Vasishta wrote “he seems to know everybody.”

 

Stylez decided to self-fund his releases leading to an organic groundswell of interest. After sending his dancehall influenced single “Relapse” directly to club and mixshow DJs, the record began to chart in multiple cities on Shazam. That led to radio spins in US, Canada, and Australia with no label or radio promoter on board (a practically impossible feat).

 

“It’s soulful, and rebellious—this is me,” says the artist about his newest project ‘In Late, Out Very Early’. The sensuous, memorable songs explore Chris’ roots in Reggae, R&B, and Soul, yet are guided to new landscapes through deft hands in contemporary production by ANYRIOT. The tracks are in no way shy of their overt sexuality, yet are presented in such luscious and enticing restraint that the listener is left wanting more.

 

He collaborates regularly with artists and producers throughout the United States and Europe, while touring internationally, most recently an exclusive SoHo House Tour, performing live in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Toronto, and Berlin.

 

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360 MAGAZINE, KCRW, PROHIBITION NYE, NEW YEARS, LA, LOS ANGELES, VAUGHN LOWERY

Prohibition NYE 2018

‘For once, this past New Year’s Eve wasn’t a blur (no wordplay intended). Taking space at Downtown LA’s historic ticket concourse inside Union Station.’

by Vaughn Lowery 

The best means to enter this venue is through the VIP red carpet so be prepared to get the celebrity treatment for around $200 per person which includes open bar (GA tix are avail as well). After a no nonsense check-in, you’ll be whisked off to the step and repeat for a quick photo. Then, your legs will begin to wiggle your way over to the elevated DJ booth outside where it was like a whimsical LED rainbow-like garden orchestrated by top 40 music. 

Everyone was dolled up in roaring twenties attire and the atmosphere made it feel like we all went back in time. Well, maybe back into 4 bar lines of premium liquor, which caused many of us to become double-fisted (and inebriated but we took the Expo Train line from Downtown Culver City for a $1.75 and an Lyft back for less than $50 during peak hours). 

Our VIP bracelets allowed us access to the actual concourse where the mega screens, top notch concert sound and lighting system were housed. A 60 foot ball drop relaxed above our heads alongside of metallic confetti until the clock struck midnight. Not to mention crow-like characters roamed through the crowd on stilts while a saxophone player jammed to EDM beats.

We proceeded on to another outdoor patio where we enjoyed live burlesque shows where gorgeous antiqued chandeliers hung in a red tent. 

PROHIBITION NYE is LA’s premier party to be at for New Year’s Eve. If you don’t trust us, just purchase a ticket and see for yourselves. This event was put on by McCullough and Ross in partnership with KCRW.

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Additional info available at ProhibitionNYE.com

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk

Works by Yuri Elvin

This October, the Downtown Art Walk is pleased to showcase the work of Yuri Elvin. Inspired at a young age by adult themes found in comics and magazines, Yuri creates bold paintings with fierce paint strokes. He hopes to open people’s minds to the possibility that through art, we can bring intentions into being. “If you want love, draw love. If you want peace, draw peace.” Taking place from 6 to 10pm at the Downtown Art Walk Lounge, located at 634 S. Spring Street, this exhibition will excite all the senses and allow viewers a peek into the vibrant, unfiltered mind of one of DTLA’s most active creators. 

Participating galleries for this month’s Downtown Art Walk event include: Avenue des Arts Gallery, The Main Museum, The Fine Arts Building, Ren Gallery, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery, I ART U DTLA, Fold Gallery, The Hive,The Spring Arts Collective, Little Tokyo Art Complex, El Playground Gallery and Lobby Gallery.

For more information on this month’s featured events, please visit our website or Facebook.

The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is also proud to support self-representing artisans, artists, and microbusinesses through our Economic Development program, sponsored in part by U.S. Bank. Hosted at the Downtown Art Walk Lounge on the 2nd Thursday of each month, this program supports small businesses by offering them an affordable, safe, legal, and dynamic space to market their wares directly to Art Walk patrons. This month in the Lounge, come check out Imperfect Produce’s healthy, delicious fruits and veggies for 30-50% less than grocery stores, delivered straight to your door. 

For more information on our featured vendor, please visit: 

www.imperfectproduce.com

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Happening this month — 

 

THESE DAYS –

On view until October 22nd, the exhibition, “I STARTED SOMETHING I COULDN’T FINISH”, offers viewers access to a rare collection of posters produced from 1985 through 1995 by British band The Smiths and Morrissey. This selection of vintage, oversized 40” x 60” duotone posters, originally displayed in British and European subway stations and record stores, comes to us from the archives of an anonymous Smiths/Morrissey fan and collector. The collection is the result of an obsession that spanned more than twenty years. These Days is located at 118 Winston St., 90013, on the second floor. | MORE

AVENUE DES ARTS – 

Avenue des Arts and Factotum Productions are pleased to co-present Joan Cornellà’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. Based in Barcelona, Joan Cornellà is a cartoonist and illustrator famous for his unsettling, surreal humor and black humorous comic strips as well as artwork. With a global following, his works consist of mostly wordless 6-panel comics – the disturbing themes, extreme discomfort, often grotesque, all packaged neatly into brightly colored, beautifully rendered comic illustrations. On view from October 13-29. | MORE 

 

I ART U DTLA –

I ART U DTLA is an outdoor arts festival being reignited this October 12th from 5 to 10pm in Santee Court (743 Santee St. Los Angeles CA 90014) by REN Gallery owner, Renee Warren, and event coordinator, Daniel Clauser. As part of the Downtown LA Art Walk, I ART U DTLA is specifically curated for locals looking for high-quality art, apparel, handmade or Made-in-LA goods, live performances and interactive art experiences. It is located in the courtyard of Santee Court Lofts Community alongside the studio of artist Diego Cardoso and REN Gallery. | MORE

ART WALK GALLERY TOUR

October 12th, 2017 | 6p – 8p 

BUILDING ON HISTORY TOUR

December 2nd, 2017 | 11a – 1p

 

Show your love for Art Walk and help us provide you with bigger and better events in the future by making a tax-deductible contribution!
To become a donor please visit www.DowntownArtWalk.org/Donate
To become a sponsor of Art Walk, please contact our Director of Development.

 

The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk takes place on the second Thursday of each month, attracting over 12,000 attendees to the Historic Core. For over 12 years, Art Walk remains the premier self-guided public art phenomenon in Downtown Los Angeles, bringing together art lovers, community members, and repeat visitors who collect art, dine, and shop at local businesses.

BULLEIT NEON LAUNCH PARTY

Last night, Tuesday August 15, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey hosted an “immersive neon experience” to celebrate the unveiling of their new art installation at Grand Central Market in Downtown Los Angeles. These signs have become something special in the eyes of many people. Not only do they look good, but they make the ideal presentation for any business that wants to have more color and punch with their own neon custom logo sign. It’s a practice that has been widely spreading and is extremely enjoyable to observe.

The art installation, a wall-high neon billboard, was made in collaboration with neon artist Lisa Schule and illustrator Brendan Donnelly, and will be up through November of this year. After unveiling the billboard, the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey team took guests on a Classic Neon Cruise bus tour of Downtown Los Angeles in partnership with the Museum of Neon Art, showcasing historic neon signs and marquees. The night ended with a launch party in the Arts District.

PACSUN CLOTHES-N-VIBES

Rapper Jahmila Sandifer, known as Jay Hype, teamed up with California retailer, PacSun, to bring her Clothes-N-Vibes clothing drive initiative to Downtown Los Angeles on August 5th. 

The public event accepted donations of new or gently used men’s, women’s, teen & kids clothing and shoes which will be delivered to the Los Angeles Mission. Attendees experienced live performances by Jay Hype, Dice Soho and DJ sets by ssticks and Mad Bad Ting. Beverages were provided by Boxed Water and Red Bull

PacSun is dedicated to delivering an exclusive collection of the most relevant brands and styles to a community of inspired youth, curated in Los Angeles.