LADWP Fire Hydrant Water Fountains

Don’t go thirsty at the artwalk…..bring your re-useable water bottles to the event.  LADWP will be turning the fire hydrants of Elysian Valley into water fountains where you can fill up these water bottles as you go.  Look for these “fountains” at 2938 Gilroy St., 2853 Knox Ave and 1798 Blake St.

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Mapping Feminist LA

Stop by the Women’s Center for Creative Work (Venue 33 at 2425 Glover Pl) to support the Mapping Feminist Los Angeles project: a spatial and digital network that re-contextualizes LA neighborhoods through the filter of intersectional feminism online, in print, and in-person. From 11 am – 3 pm, the project will have a fundraising kickoff event. The GoFundMe page will go live that day and all the money raised from this event and their online campaign will go towards developing the map in the fall of 2018! There will be food, drinks, games, crafts, music, and a raffle of art work from LA artists. Sign up via eventbrite link for more information and tickets.

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LARCEE

The Frogtown Artwalk is happy to welcome the LARCEE to the community organizations that will be participating in the event. LARCEE runs the Elysian Valley Slow Ride, a monthly gathering of cyclists, pedestrians and community members who work to improve the experience and safety of those who come to enjoy the LA River shared use path. Visit LARCEE.org for more details, and to learn how we are working to protect the health of our communities along the LA River.

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Artwalk Kickoff

On September 15thartwalk featured artist, Leo Limon kicked off the event with an interactive painting session at Evolve Project LA.  Leo stenciled several of his legendary River Catz on the back wall of the business facing the LA River path. Community members and interested passers-by filled in many of the Catz, leaving two for Leo to fully paint in his style.  Visitors to the artwalk on September 22 can view the resulting mural from the river path, and can meet Leo and see more of his work (along with work of artist Daniel Postaer) in an exhibit sponsored by River LA at Evolve Project LA - Venue 16 on the artwalk map.
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Volunteers Needed

We’re looking for volunteers to help set up the light installation.

“Come be a part of the first-ever “Light Riders” installation, over half a mile along the LA River Bikepath. Be part of LA River history by lending a hand for the installation. We meet at 8:00 AM on Sept. 22nd outside of Spoke Bicycle Cale 3050 N. Coolidge Ave.

Sign up HERE

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Light Riders Installation - Half Mile Along LA River Bikepath

Light Display begins outside of Spoke Bicycle Cafe

Mid Point at La Colombe - there will be a digital station where people can program the lights to change color, pulsate and move.

Leo Limon will contribute 4 River Catz lanterns that will be placed along the half mile course of light. Guests are invited to “find the River Catz” and take photos, use hashtag #LARiverCatz

Display ends outside of Evolve Project LA

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First Impressions Dance Studio 2001 Gilroy Street

Dance programming starts at 4:00 PM

The venue will host a program of various dance; Hula Dancing, Hip Hop, MultiCultural Dance performances.

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Evolve Project LA 1921 Blake Ave

River LA will take over this venue showcasing their “Artist in Residence”, photographer Daniel Postear.

Also, hosting Leo Limon and his famous River Catz. Leo will be on-site to meet and greet fans of his work. View large photos of Leo’s River Catz will be on-site. http://www.leolimon.com Use hashtag #LARiverCatz

Self-Help Graphics & Art will be on-site printing T-shirts with 1 of Leo’s River Catz designs. Shirts are $20.00 and proceeds go to benefit Elysian Valley Arts Collective. Limited Edition - only 100 T-shirts.

https://www.selfhelpgraphics.com

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Lyft to the Artwalk

The Frogtown Artwalk has partnered with LYFT this year to provide more rideshare incentives to our guests. Use LYFT to ride to or from the artwalk and receive 40% off your 2 rides, $5.00 maximum. Valid for new and existing customers. Ride must be taken to or from the Frogtown Artwalk on Sept, 22nd between 3:00 pm and 11:00 pm. Use code: FROGARTWALK

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Walk with Los Angeles Walks to and from Frogtown Artwalk!

To support the Frogtown Artwalk's desire to be a car-free event, Los Angeles Walks is highlighting a pleasant walking route to the event.

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Sierra Club at the Frogtown Artwalk

The Sierra Club has partnered with the Frogtown Artwalk to help reduce food waste during the event. The Sierra Club has created a series of guidelines that we are asking our food vendors to comply with.

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Music in the streets

The artwalk will have two official stages featuring a variety of bands  throughout the event. On the garden stage (in the community garden at Rich and Blake), the line-up includes The Furious Seasons, Latimer and Osborne, Dimebox Band and Stompbox Holiday.  We welcome acoustic performers to set up on the streets of Frogtown if they desire.

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Exercise your rights!

Register to Vote at the Frogtown Artwalk.  Look for a booth by the LA County Registrar (on Newell St) and the East Area Progressive Democrats (in the Community  Garden at Rich and Newell) at the event.

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Artists Wanted!

Our streets are yet to be filled with art.....Artists are welcome to join up through September 1 if they have their own venue or the ability to set up their own space outside. Sadly, we cannot make any more artist/interior venue matches for the event.   

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Michael Todd Frogtown Artwalk Fundraising Event

Seurat_Hi_Res.jpgJoin us for the first of an on-going artist series benefiting The Elysian Valley Arts Collective and The Frogtown Artwalk. We'll launch this series with a Sunday afternoon garden party, private studio tour and talk with renowned artist Michael Todd. Come and enjoy delicious food, hosted bar, music and great company by the L.A. River in one of the most exciting art enclaves inLos Angeles!

Click HERE for tickets or to become a sponsor.

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Date Set for 2018 Frogtown Artwalk: September 22!

The biennial Frogtown Artwalk will return to Elysian Valley on September 22 from 4-10 pm. The event will be a “car-free, low-impact” festival.  Please plan to arrive using public transportation, ride-share vehicles or bicycles.

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Frogtown Artwalk now a Biennial!

biannual.jpgThe Frogtown Artwalk will be a biennial event timed to coincide with the LA Public Art Biennial. Look for the next Artwalk in the summer of 2018. 

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"Our River" selected as finalist in New Los Angeles Filmmaker's Festival

our_river.jpgThe EVAC commissioned film “Our River” by filmmaker Mimi Phan was selected as a finalist in the New Los Angeles Filmmaker’s Festival. The film is a documentary about the unique relationship that long-time residents of Elysian Valley have with the adjacent Los Angeles.

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THANK YOU!

sanitation.pngThe Frogtown Artwalk would like to thank the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation for their amazing support of the event.  Their trash bins and volunteers kept the neighborhood neat and clean throughout the artwalk and helped to minimize the impact of the event on the residential community of Elysian Valley.

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Spotlight: LA Mas, Wayfinding at the Frogtown Artwalk

Screen_Shot_2016-04-26_at_1.21.16_PM.pngThe LA-Más team is excited to be designing the marker system for the Frogtown Artwalk, for the third year in a row. LA-Más is a Frogtown based urban design non-profit that uses policy and architecture to create community impact. We envision a world where city growth is sustainable, inclusive, and self-directed. Our mission is to elevate local models of growth  to help neighborhoods in transition. We aspire to create local economic development and elevate solutions to a city-wide scale.

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