July 13, 2017
Where Fashion Meets Art
|Photo by BIRDMAN
The LA Fashion District has long been a center of creativity and a welcoming home for artists and galleries. Fashion is after all, often considered an art form. Most recently, Hong Kong-based
Avenue des Arts
opened at the corner of 8th and Los Angeles Streets and installed five new murals behind its new location. You can
see the murals
at 8th and Werdin Place. Late last month, Jeff Hamilton Studios hosted an
international street art fair pop-up
at 935 S Wall St, which the gallery plans to make a monthly event, and earlier this year
opened at 818 Spring St. Currently there are at least
11 art galleries
operating in the Fashion District and 11 large-scale murals, most of which are located in the northwestern quadrant.
Unsurprisingly, Eighth Street has become the connecting thoroughfare between the galleries and murals. The street itself boasts
and seven murals, starting at Werdin Place and ending with
Etam Cru's Mr. Rooster
at 8th and Wall Street. Eighth Street connects to the Santee Village courtyard, where
Diego Cardoso Gallery
are located, and serves as a hub for residential life. Fashion District artists can be seen hanging out at
, their art is displayed at
, they walk across the street to grab tacos at
from which anyone can enjoy an unobstructed view of
's colorful abstract, (8th and Los Angeles St) or head over to
Wild Living Foods
(8th and Main St). The health food spot has an equally colorful mural inside. Nearby, there is another project by a Fashion District artist in the works.
Art is all around us. But in a place like the Fashion District, where the air buzzes with creativity and color and texture abound, it feels especially at home. The art here is vibrant, colorful, reflective of its urban location, and often culturally significant. It's representative of the district. We highly recommend it.
Check out Fashion District galleries during
Downtown Art Walk
, today and on the second Thursday every month, from 6 to 10 p.m. Take a self-guided tour of Fashion District murals using the map above.
Leather France Textile Event, July 13 & 14
Leather France presents a special, two-day event featuring exotic leathers from French tanneries Alran SAS, Carriat, Cuirs Du Futur, Haas, HCP Group, & Raynaud Jeune. Open to the trade. 9a-5p | Suite C840 (8th Floor, C-wing) in the California Market Center.
LA Market Week, July 31 - August 3
Save the date for the Holiday/Resort 2017 LA Market Week, July 31th through August 3rd. LA Market Week is the largest fashion trade show event in Los Angeles. The market takes places five times a year in the showrooms building at 9th and Los Angeles Streets. This event is open to the trade only. Click here for more info.
Staples Tour for Fashion District Stakeholders
Staples Center is offering a free guided tour for LA Fashion District stakeholders. If interested, please contact Cesar Serrano at 213-742-7564.
June 2017 Trash Tonnage Report
Enjoy food, flowers, and fresh produce at The Wall Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The farmer's market sets up in front of the flower markets on Wall Street between 7th and 8th Streets.
Los Angeles Street Streetscape Project
Pardon our dust! We're working to make Los Angeles Street more pedestrian friendly.