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.