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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  

First Market in Downtown LA’s Arts District Breaks Ground

Urban Radish Partners with Creative Space and Linear City to Repurpose Warehouse for Farm Fresh Community Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles, CA – December 11, 2012 – Urban Radish, the farm fresh community market set to debut in Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District, announced today that it broke ground on construction. Urban Radish partnered with Creative Space, an integrated development and marketing firm specializing in transforming buildings and places into “housing” for today’s most innovative businesses and brands, and Linear City, the real estate developer known for renovating some of the Arts District’s most iconic buildings, to bring their vision of an eco-friendly, urban market concept to life.

NEW Board Members to bring in 2013

Thanks to everyone who came to our Annual Meeting and Holiday party!  It was terrific seeing old friends and sharing holiday cheer with new ones. LARABA is proud to introduce four new Board Members to the Arts District community:   Deborah Meadows Gabrielle Newmark Wendy...

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