L.A.’s popular fun and free Downtown Art Walk celebrates the arts every second Thursday of each month. Locals, visitors, and art lovers unite for a unique event filled with a variety of eats, shops and art-related events and openings. Located predominantly between Spring and Main Streets and 2nd and 9th Avenues, the Downtown Art Walk reigns as a fun Los Angeles excursion enjoyed by children and adults.
Gallery Row, Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk — Photo courtesy of Ed Kwon
Stop by the Art Walk Lounge at 634 South Spring Street to peruse the rotating special showcase exhibit while a featured DJ spins uptempo tunes. Take the kids to Spread Skate Shop, a gallery influenced by skate culture highlighting skateboards, clothing, and accessories. Niche.LA Video Art gallery boasts an 18-seat screening room and exhibits digital photography and machinima. Crack Gallery carries clothing for metropolitan men and women with a small basement dedicated entirely to art pieces.
Hungry? Get your grub on at a multitude of restaurants and bars along the way. Cole’s, famous for its French Dip sandwiches, gets packed with downtown diners. Care for a cocktail? Sip a handcrafted drink at Varnish, a comfortable bar doling out daily Happy Hour specials. Throw on a light jacket, grab a map, and soak in some art at Downtown Art Walk in Los Angeles!