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Arts District Awarded $15 Million in ...

(Los Angeles) April 11, 2017 – In a another step toward creating a more multi-modal Los Angeles, Councilmember José Huizar applauds the recently awarded $15 million in Active Transportation Program (ATP) funding to build sidewalks, enhance intersections and install bike lanes and street lighting in Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District. The $15 million grant was […]

Arts District bike lanes and pedestri...

Nearly $15 million awarded to make the neighborhood safer for walkers and bicyclists Last week, the California Transportation Commission awarded more than $100 million to 62 active transportation projects around the state, including $14.85 million for a host of bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly improvements in the Arts District. The grant money, which will be delivered […]

Arts District 4th st Stairs Mural

Walking the Fourth Street Bridge that connects the Arts District to Boyle Heights is a picturesque experience. Its elements of Beaux Arts and Gothic design merit close inspection, and looking south, one sees the concrete-encased Los Angeles River, with the ruins of the Sixth Street Viaduct in the distance. Actually getting up to the bridge, […]

Huge Arts District development along ...

Another high-design megaproject is being pitched for the Arts District, this time right alongside the Los Angeles River. The Gallo family, longtime owner of the Rancho Cold Storage facility on Mesquit Street, has teamed with rising-star Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and real estate firm V.E. Equities to propose a sizable new development consisting of two […]

Real estate investors bet on the next...

In recent years, the once-gritty Arts District in downtown Los Angeles has seen an influx of restaurants, bars and residences, including large apartment projects from major developers. But now, with the streets cleaner and more lively, real estate investors are betting on a different type of property: offices. Developers, including Hudson Pacific Properties and Atlas […]

Towering Development is proposed for ...

An Orange County developer is proposing one of the most ambitious developments of the current real estate boom in downtown Los Angeles — a massive mixed-use complex with twin towers soaring 58 stories that would dramatically remake the largely low-rise Arts District. The project by Irvine-based SunCal, at 6th and Alameda streets, would represent the […]

The Container Yard Los Angeles Redefi...

It’s not your father’s gallery or even last year’s gallery for that matter. The Container Yard (TCY) is breaking the mold and deconstructing the proverbial (gallery) box by setting a new standard for curated experiential, site specific and collaborative events. Already a haven for street artists, the creative space is proud to announce collaborations with […]

700 women artists to gather at Hauser...

700 women gather for photo

When Hauser Wirth & Schimmel opened its sprawling gallery compound in the downtown Los Angeles arts district earlier this year, its inaugural exhibition,“Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947–2016,” generated a ton of buzz. The show closes over Labor Day weekend — but it won’t go out quietly. To mark the occasion, more […]

Guerrilla Tacos restaurant coming to ...

Guerrilla Tacos

Guerrilla Tacos, Wes Avila’s farmers market-fueled taco truck that has become part of the downtown Arts District culinary landscape over the past couple of years, will transition into a brick-and-mortar location in the same neighborhood next year, Avila confirmed to The Times on Thursday. Guerrilla Tacos, #13 on Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants list, is […]

Revisiting LA’s Contested Development

Revisiting LA’s Contested Development: Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Shapes Its New Neighborhood, for Better and Worse by Lauren McQuade Walking down the nonlinear streets in Downtown’s Arts District, Traction Avenue looks about the same today as it did two weeks ago, but it’s changed a lot from how it looked last summer, when I first […]