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Downtown Art Walk
An event every month that begins at 4:00am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely
Feel the energy of 10k+ Angelenos coming together from every part of the city amidst the energy of local art galleries, restaurants, and festivals.
Join this tour every second Thursday of the month during the acclaimed Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk.
On this night, an extensive number of art spaces are open, local artists line the streets, live performances abound, and thousands of people travel from every corner of LA to discover something new. Let us help you sift through the buzzing crowds to see the important exhibitions where you will be able to meet the gallery owners and featured artists.
This tour will also introduce you to the fundamentals of art buying and collecting.
Tours are scheduled in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
Start your evening at the Art Walk Lounge (634 S. Spring St.), the visitor center for the Art Walk. Visitors can pick up maps, view and purchase art from uniquely curated exhibitions featuring local and international artists, support artisans and microbusinesses through the Art Mart, and sample promotional items from our sponsors. The Downtown Art Walk Lounge is open from 6-10PM.
The self-guided public art phenomenon known as The Downtown Art Walk brings art lovers and community members to an ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, Downtown celebrates the arts on the 2nd Thursday of each month, year-round, rain or shine. Please refer to your calendar for upcoming dates. Although the Art Walk Lounge opens at 6pm, local participating gallery hours may vary, typically ranging from Noon – 10PM. Please check individual gallery listings for details.
Many of The Downtown Art Walk activities take shape in and around the galleries predominantly on Spring and Main streets between 2nd and 9th streets. However, there is a plethora of art-related events and openings, activities, and special programming taking place all over Downtown. For the true art collectors and fans, arriving early offers a more relaxing stroll through the different galleries and art exhibitions. As the evening progresses, more visitors descend on the area to meet up with friends and savor the local experience. Visitors and Downtowners alike can often be found patronizing the outcropping of local shopping, dining and entertainment establishments that have created the thriving, vibrant community.
ABOUT THE DOWNTOWN ART WALK ORGANIZATION
The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports local community economic development through a variety of year-round programs, which includes the self-guided “Art Walk” on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Our daily Mission is to improve the local community and to create economic opportunities for artists, galleries, small businesses, and youth through our programs which include: