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!

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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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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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Frogtown Artwalk participating in CURRENT:LA Water Public Art Biennial

Bowtie1.jpgFrom July 16 to August 14, the City of Los Angeles will be “transformed by site-specific contemporary art and programming during CURRENT:LA Water Public Art Biennial”*. The 10th annual Frogtown Artwalk on August 13, 2016 is proud to be an official participant in the biennial.

CURRENT:LA Water will establish the first public art biennial for the city of Los Angeles. The event is sponsored in part by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge, created to “….support innovative temporary public art projects that enhance the vibrancy of cities.”*

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Frogtown Artwalk T-shirts and Bags

Now available via Cactus Gallery (3001 N. Coolidge) or during the artwalk on August 13 at the EVAC info booth! You can purchase yours today HERE and pick up at Cactus Gallery during their open hours. 

Designed by Patricia Krebs, here's what she had to say: "Over the last couple of years of my coming and going to Cactus Gallery in Frogtown, I became familiar with the neighborhood. I walked the path along the river from Fletcher to Coolidge dozens of times, enjoying the shade of the trees, the view of a river bathed in sunlight, listening to the sound of the water, discovering strange birds, coming across people who'd say 'hi' to me as they passed by, appreciating the beautifully designed iron fences and cute little parks with mosaic sculptures, and witnessing the rapid development of new buildings...

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Our new logo!

ftawlogo_16.pngCheck out our new logo, designed by Kristin Byrd through an effort led by Damien Robledo! "This year's Frogtown Artwalk logo celebrates the craft and the spirit of the handmade. The origami frog featured in the logo embraces the symbol of the neighborhood and exhibits it in an art form that is loved by both adults and children alike...

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The 2016 Frogtown Artwalk is dedicated to Lewis MacAdams, founder of Friends of the Los Angeles River

The 2016 Frogtown Artwalk is dedicated to Lewis MacAdams, founder of Friends of the Los Angeles River, and his vision of the river restoration as a 40 year art project.  As Lewis has said “…the Friends of the LA River created the idea of a swimmable, fishable, boatable, bikeable (and likeable) river.  We work with politics, with the environment. with social movements, basically with people who want to see the river come back to life in their time. It is an act of conscious magic we try to pull off on a yearly basis.”  This year, we celebrate Lewis and his vision as we work to create the little bit of magic each year known as the Frogtown Artwalk.

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A Look at the 2014 Frogtown Artwalk

Check out what people had to say about the last Frogtown Artwalk in 2014! Yes, we skipped a year. But we'll be back better than ever this Summer on Saturday, August 13, 2016 for our 10th anniversary.

Video of River of Wings at 2014 Frogtown Artwalk

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Save the Date! August 13, 2016

FRO_14_pedicab.jpgWe invite you to be part of the 10th anniversary of the Frogtown Art Walk on Saturday, August 13, 2016! As in years past, we'll bring you an exciting evening of art, music, friends and community along the LA River. Stay tuned for submission information for artists and musicians. In the meantime, enjoy these photos of last year's event!

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Plus 2

Here we are two days after the 2014 Frogtown Artwalk.  It sounds from the many people who have commented that it was largely a success.

Thanks to all who attended.  Thanks to all our sponsors and supporters.  Thanks to the dedicated crew of folks who managed to again pull off a successful event.  

Pictures are coming later today.....

Nuff Said


IT'S ON!!!!

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Bob and Janet

Today is the ArtWalk!!!  

All the hard work, coordination and planning will come together today and present a beautiful evening.

There are many people who have worked very hard each year to make this event happen.  But, there is one person here in Frogtown /  Elysian Valley without whose help, encouragement, ingenuity and enthusiasm, the Artwalk(s) could not happen.

Bob Berg is indefatigable.  He will work you into the ground....and always with a smile.  He is always available to help and will step in where many would not.  Beyond being sponsors of the Artwalk, Bob and his lovely wife, trusty sidekick, Janet Workman, are integral to making this event happen, year after year.

So, look for Bob this evening in his ever expanding role of Photographic Chronicler of the Artwalk.  He will be the one riding the custom Frogtown PhotoBomb Buggy!!!!!


Thanks, Bob and Janet (Janet is the purple blouse.)

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Check out Ruckus Roots!

Ruckus Roots is at Riverwild/Cafecito at 2902 Gilroy Street


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September 12 Update

Lots going on at Treeline @ 3001 N. Coolidge!!!!


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September 10 Update


Vocalist Timur Bekbosunov will perform a capella songs and arias by Purcell, Britten, Donizetti, Ligeti, Rosenboom, Kozin and Prokofiev in English, Italian, Russian and Kazakh at the neglected roundhouse structure at the southern-most tip of the Bowtie Project. We will meet on the Bowtie Project at the foot of The Unfinished at 5:30pm, where we will then walk together with CA State Parks Interpretive Specialist Luis Rincon through a short nature walk along the river to the graffiti scrawled walls and stellar acoustics of the roundhouse.

Performance to begin apprx. 6:15pm.  The performance will take place in the State Historic Park "Bowtie Parcel" across the river at 2800 Casitas Ave.

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September 9 Update

The Frogtown Artwalk is proud to play host to the River of Wings, a community art project, this year.  The birds, all painted by different artists and members of the community, will "fly" down the River Greenway Path during the 2014 artwalk.  To help defray the costs of this delightful installation, please consider making a small donation to their indigogo campaign (every little bit helps!).

Indiegogo campaign


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September 8 Update

140907_Lags_poster.jpgLook for the BEAUTIFUL (official) Frogtown Artwalk 2014 Poster on sale throughout the event. The poster was designed by local artist Bill Lagattuta and will be available both framed and unframed. Many thanks to Typecraft in Pasadena for printing the poster: http://www.typecraft.com/muse/fibermark.html

Bill's studio will be open during the Artwalk at 1857 Blake Ave.

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