Los Angeles River Artists & Business Association

Help create Bloomfest!

 PARTICIPATE! Sell.  Click HERE to apply for a booth. Donate.  Provide giveaways for the festival, and we’ll promote you! Click HERE to see what we want. Sponsor.  Click HERE for sample (customizable) benefit packages. Volunteer.  We need your help! Click HERE for details. CONTACT: To inquire about applying and pricing for community booths, send an email to exhibit@bloomfestla.com....

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History of LARABA

History of LARABA   Late developer Al Tiara and current Arts District resident and musician Drew Lesso founded Los Angeles River Artist and Business Association (LARABA) in the 90s to coordinate the voices of resident artists and existing businesses in this industrial zone....

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History of the Arts District

  A History of the Arts District Vignes Street winds through the northeastern edge of the Arts District, parallel to and a couple of blocks west of the broad cement trench that memorializes the L.A. River.  It is named for Jean-Louis Vignes, an aging adventurer and...

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HNTB wins Sixth Street Viaduct conceptual design competition

MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA AND COUNCILMEMBER HUIZAR ANNOUNCE WINNER OF INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION FOR NEW 6TH STREET BRIDGE New Bridge Will Create Nearly 5,000 Construction Jobs LOS ANGELES – Mayor Villaraigosa today joined Councilmember Jose Huizar to announce that the architecture firm HNTB is the winner of the international...

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I have A Dream

Dr. Martin Luther King gave his very famous "I have a dream" speech 50 years ago today.   Make a commitment to do one thing you believe in this week to honor those who laid the hard and long path for equality and social justice...

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IN YOUR FACE: HOW ARTISTS TRANSFORMED LA’S URBAN LANDSCAPE AN INSTALLATION IN 3 MOVEMENTS

IN YOUR FACE:  HOW ARTISTS TRANSFORMED LA’S URBAN LANDSCAPE
AN INSTALLATION IN 3 MOVEMENTS
April 11 through June 9th
Angel City Brewery, 216 S. Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90012
OPENING: April 11, 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Featuring a live performance by the Society for Experimental Musicians (Sex.M.)

 

Contact:  Jonathan Jerald, 213 814 7164
artsdistrictla@gmail.com
 

Artwork, photos and ephemera documenting the anti-establishment art scene in the 80’s in downtown LA, focusing on the Art Dock, the Atomic Cafe, the American Hotel and the faces and walls of the Arts District, featuring work by Carlton Davis, Ed Glendinning, Irving Greines and Stephen Seemayer.

There was a an explosion of creative activity in downtown Los Angeles in the 70’s and 80’s when hundreds of artists colonized the empty warehouses and abandoned factory spaces in the eastern section of the urban center, extending into the area by the LA River now known as the Arts District.  Street installations, performance art and innovative exhibitions in adapted spaces enlivened the blighted streets and paved the way (regrettably, some might say) for the renaissance of downtown that continues to this day.  Artists such as Skip Arnold, Bob & Bob, John Baldessari, George Herms, Paul McCarthy, Llyn Foulkes (to name just a few) benefited from the vigor and vitality of a pioneering community of artists who eschewed traditional gallery venues for non-traditional exhibition space, organized guerilla-style in warehouse spaces, on the street and in your face.                                                                  Jonathan Jerald  

LA Loft Living

  LA LOFT LIVING Keller Williams , #1444805, 445 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105 • (213) 891-9345 • Fax (213) 232-7778 Email   ...

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