2018 Events






Hula Hoops Hula Hoops will be back. Hiphoops will be back to lead the event….providing hoops and inspiring us with their moves. All to beats provided by DJ Get Jerry!

Continuous starting at 5:30pm Knox Ave
Chalk Walk The Chalk Walk will also return.  As usual, budding artists are invited to make their mark on the environment – buildings, walls and the ground all serve as a canvas for this event. Continuous 1859 Blake Ave
Literary Lounge By the L.A. River - Reading: Beneath the Same Heaven Anne Marie Ruff Grewal will be reading from her new book: “Beneath the Same Heaven”, a love story of an American woman and a Pakistani-born Muslim man, who seem to have bridged the divide between Western and Islamic world views. But when the husband’s father is killed by a US drone attack near the Afghan border, their cross-cultural family descends into conflicting ideas of loyalty, justice, identity, revenge, and terrorism. With candor, beauty, and unusual insight, their story reveals both how decent people can justify horrific acts, and the emotional power required to heal. 5pm Garden behind 1839 Blake Ave (accessed off the river path)
Literary Lounge By the L.A. River - Typewriter Poetry Linda Ravenswood will have several vintage typewriters at the artwalk, usually ones that are between 70 and 100 years old. They are in excellent working condition, and the public is allowed to use several of them. Linda will explain about typewriters and the continuing art of creating with them – she will also do poetry on the spot, based on someone’s theme, word, wish, or idea.   1839 Blake Ave.(in the garden behind)
Screen Printing Self Help Graphics & Art will Live Screenprint 100 Limited Edition T-shirts with 1 of Leo Limon's famous River Catz designs. T-shirts are $20.00 and proceeds benefit EVAC. Continuous from 4-10 pm Evolve Project LA 1921 Blake Ave.
LA River Corgis The LA River Corgis have become internationally famous for the walks they host along the LA River and in Frogtown as well as their commitment to an animal-inclusive LA River Revitalization.They invite all friends & animal and otherwise to join them to help kick off the 2018 Artwalk with a short (20 minute) walk through the main event area. You and your animals must be non-aggressive and capable of walking in a group on a leash or in a cart for about a half mile. Costumes, for people and pets, and other ways to celebrate the idea of an LA River for All are encouraged. Questions, concerns: lariverbeach@gmail.com 5pm 2900 Newell
Complimentary Creativity Laser Coaching sessions: Paul Sanbar Complimentary Creativity Laser Coaching sessions: 15-20 Minute 1-on-1 sessions to anyone interested in working through something that may be standing between themselves and their creative desires. The act of producing creativity is often a lonely journey filled with subjective and boundless possibilities and yet the words often attached to ideas, the inspiration of creative expression, involve external objects. We float ideas and bounce them off sounding boards. Fundamentally, for a solitary idea to come to life and flourish, it often needs another entity to not only contain it, but also give it meaning   River House - Venue 31
Art & Dance 1st Impressions will be showcasing the collage artwork of Los Angeles artists Ubaldo Villa and Rafael Delgado Jr. Live screen printing of limited edition T-shirts commemorating the artwalk by the Atwater Basketball Association. Dance Performances - continuous, throughout the day. 4pm and throughout the day 1st Impressions 3001 Gilroy Street
Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts Slime making, Selfie Booth and Henna Tattoos Throughout the day 2820 Gilroy
Live Comedy   8pm on Venue #9 - 3050 N. Coolidge - Spoke Cafe
Cactus Gallery Yarn bomb organized by Ellen Schinderman . Materials provided. We have knit to install all set (and crochet), and will be there making the world bright and colorful. This event is super family friendly, all are welcome to participate! 4pm-9:30pm 3001 N. Coolidge Ave






Projected Visions: Ryan Patrick Griffen Live projection painting and music

Adjacent to 2 freeway overpass

Light Riders:David Howe Audience interactive lighted balloons

½ Mile along the LA River Path (starting at Newell St.)