From 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.”*
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...
Check 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...
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.
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
We 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!
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.....
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.)
Ruckus Roots is at Riverwild/Cafecito at 2902 Gilroy Street
Lots going on at Treeline @ 3001 N. Coolidge!!!!
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.
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!).
Look 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.
We have closed the entry window for becoming a member artist for the 2014 Frogtown Artwalk. Please come back next year!!!!!
In the meantime, join us next Saturday, September 13 at 4pm for the 2014 Frogtown Artwalk!!!
Don't live in Elysian Valley and want to know how to get to the Frogtown Artwalk on Saturday, September 13th? Look no further! Our Transit Map, including parking lots and pedicab stops, is now posted. Start planning your experience here: TRANSIT MAP
Don't be late! THE HOURS OF THE ARTWALK: 4pm to 10pm on Saturday, September 13th. Please see our full schedule of events HERE. Most galleries, studios and pop-ups will be open all night long while special events will be happening through out the evening. Look for our 12 page programs at the Artwalk for more details.
There will be prints of an event poster for sale in various locations. This is an original by Bill Lagatutta and cannot be missed.
Starting today we will list various "hot" items here or links to them...that we think you might like during the Artwalk.
First, some basics...
To see previous news items, click the green "News' button above.
The "Join the Fun"...
Thank you for the overwhelming interest and support we've seen this year!! You may have noticed the website is slowly catching up to reality. So please bear with us.
New things to see: the Venues page, the Musicians page (much more content to come), the Events page additions, added artists and more.
Thanks for your patience
We are excited to announce that Project 51 will unveil the free Play the LA River card deck, (a game of urban exploration that presents 56 unique places to play on a river running through the heart of LA & 17 other cities) at the 2014 Frogtown Artwalk! This public launch will showcase performances, art, games, hands-on nature play & more--previewing the events you can look forward to, share in & plan yourself in the coming 51 weeks. Look for them at the new Marsh Park II, just opened along the LA River between Marsh and Rosanna Streets.
For more info on Project 51: playthelariver.com
See the Events Page