Known for his bellowing “Whaddaya want?” and a soft-hearted bark worse than his bite, Joel Bloom is the pioneering community activist who helped shape the Downtown Arts District in Los Angeles and was recognized as its unofficial mayor with his shoebox-sized general store serving as...Read More
Arts District Dog Park News Below are some clips from the news of the new dog park underway in the Arts District. "Ritcher asked whether the family would be interested in letting the neighborhood maintain the space as a dog park. “We will pay...Read More
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....Read More
The purpose of the Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association (LARABA), a 501(c)4 community betterment association, is to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for all Arts District stakeholders by encouraging a lively and healthy social, cultural and economic environment. LARABA...Read More
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, July 21 • 2 PM to 10 PM Enjoy live music, great food, and one of the largest public displays of street art in Los Angeles. 5th Annual BloomfestLA Music + Street Art + Food + Drinks + Shenanigans...Read More
For more than 20 years, LARABA has been a dynamic nonprofit organization devoted to the advocacy of the artists, businesses, and community of the Los Angeles Downtown Arts District.
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