KCRW Presents Downtown LA Art Walk Tomorrow Night!

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CB1 Gallery
CB1 Gallery (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

KCRW is coming on board as the radio sponsor for the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, which happens the second Thursday of every month and is free and open to the public. July 8 will be my first time experiencing the Art Walk myself but I’ve been hearing about it for years and I’m really excited. Since I’m a newbie, I asked Art Walk Executive Director Jay Lopez to recommend a few stops.

Details and Recomendations below!

DATE: Thursday, July 8, 2010

WHAT: The Downtown Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the many art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles – commercial art galleries, museums, and non-profit arts venues. It takes place on the 2nd Thursday of every month. As many as 25,000 people attend each month.

WHERE: Centered around Gallery Row on Main and Spring Streets in the historic core of Downtown LA

TIME: 12-9PM (there are also many activities after the official Art Walk festivities end at 9pm, like Drink and Draw at Casey’s Irish Pub)

Recommendations from Jay Lopez:

The art that dare not speak its name @ CB1 Gallery

Open Noon to 6pm during the Downtown Art Walk

This exhibition features the work of four emerging LA-based painters, Edith Beaucage, Alexander Kroll, Matt Lifson and Lily Simonson. Each offers their own unique painting style ranging from the abstract to the cinematic; expressed emotions to otherworldly ambiguities.

CB1 Gallery (see image above)
207 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Edgar Varela Fine Arts
Edgar Varela Fine Arts (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

Edgar Varela Fine Arts (EVFA) presents (Color) Between The Lines: A solo exhibition by Serge Armando

Open Noon to 6pm during the Downtown Art Walk

Born in Nice during a period of Existentialist post-war France, Serge Armando moved to the United States in 1971. Like many pure abstract artists of the late twentieth century, Armando regards the non-objective as a visual language–still in its infancy–whose potential equals that of representation.

Armando’s works are invitations for viewers to impose upon them their own visual idiolects, complete with their own experiential lexicons which have arisen from the viewers’ own distinct inventories of “heres” and “nows”. Armando’s latest works are, as always, iconic and kinetic.

Edgar Varela Fine Arts
102 West 5th Street, LA CA 90013

David Hollen at Bert Green Fine Art
David Hollen at Bert Green Fine Art (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

David Hollen, Jen Heaslip @ Bert Green Fine Art

Open During the Downtown Art Walk noon to 6 pm

David Hollen constructs sculpture from industrial materials and interprets geometry in ways that seek to imbue rigid structure with fluid motion.

Jen Heaslip debuts a series of paintings of male bodies, water, and male bodies bodies in water.

Bert Green Fine Art
102 West 5th St. Los Angeles, CA 90013

GROW @ Morono Kiang Gallery
Opening Downtown Art Walk 6-9 PM

GROW is an exhibition curated by Shervin Shahbazi, featuring new works by Los Angeles based artists: Kim Abeles, Orameh Bagheri, John Carr, Kendell Carter, Erica Cho, Didier Hess, Ricardo Duffy, Betty Lee, Dominique Moody, Hushidar Mortezaie, Amitis Motevalli, Sarah Perry, Mike Russek, May Sun, Melly Troches, Antonio Vigil, and Steven Yao-Chee Wong. The eighteen participating artists are active in multiple disciplines and professional pursuits as public artists, arts educators, art activists, writers, designers, environmentalists, muralists, and fashion designers. The exhibition will consist of painting, sculpture, performance, print, video, photography, and installation work.

Morono Kiang Gallery
218 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013, in the Bradbury Building, between Spring and Broadway.


The Vault @ Los Angeles Theater Center
Thursday July 8th @ 9pm

The Vault is a rebelliously genre-bending blend of original live music, performance art, movement and sketch comedy. Commenting on pop culture, politics, technology, and inspired by local and global real-life happenings.

Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S. Spring Street.