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.
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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.
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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
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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.