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Free! Ninth Annual Frogtown Art Walk

  • Elysian Valley Blake Ave Los Angeles, CA United States (map)
Photo Credit:  Frogtown Arts

Photo Credit:  Frogtown Arts

L.A.’s annual free art show celebration returns with community involvement, art installations, music on six stages and river-related exhibits.

Event is co-sponsored by CD13 and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell

The Ninth Annual Frogtown Art Walk celebrates its eclectic neighborhood that’s now home to a flourishing art scene. Stroll the streets to discover “pop-up” galleries hosted by local businesses and manufacturers along with artist studios and impromptu art venues created by local artists. 

As always, Frogtown Art Walk is free!

This year’s offerings include:

  • Frogtown artists will open their studios for tours: including artist/photographer Bill Lagattuta, painter Mary-Austin Klein, drum-maker Pat Bylard, design artist James Piatt, ceramist Beth Katz and Steve Graziani. Renowned sculpture/painter Michael Todd will be opening his studios for Art Walk for the very first time.

  • Marcelle Gravel’s installation of kinetic birds will premiere along the river.

  • Joint art installation with California State Parks at Bowtie Parcel.

  • Music on six stages including the popular local band, I See Hawks in L.A., Jessica Fichot, the Vintage 45 and many more. (Check website for exact showtimes and locations).

  • Performances by Opera del Espacio and The Padua Playwrights throughout the evening.

  • Project 51 kicks off its yearlong “Play the L.A. River” event with a series of art events/installation at and around Marsh Park that includes a live typing/poetry presentation by the Poetry Society, the Rebecca Hernandez Dance Co. and performance art piece by Mariel Perreira.

  • A hula hooping contest and a Chalk Walk for artistic expression.

  • Local entomologists will set up ultraviolet night lighting equipment to discover resident insects of the area.

  • River advocates will begin a balloon map project (weather balloon and a digital camera) to chart 51 miles of the L.A. River starting with Frogtown.

  • FoLAR’s Los Angeles River Rover, a super-sized rolling interpretive center, offers hands-on activities and a vision of the future L.A. River.

  • Pedi-cabs will ferry people alongside the river.