April 2016 Press Release

April 2016 Press Release




March 25th, 2016 —

For the second consecutive year, the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk will reprise its leadership role in World Art Day festivities, which were held for the first time ever in the United States in the city of Los Angeles in 2015. This international event led by IAA-UNESCO takes place on April 15th, Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday, and celebrates international collaboration through art. In honor of this worldwide celebration, Art Walk will host projects in the form of gallery exhibitions, pop-ups, and site-specific installations in private or public spaces. The Downtown Art Walk will present World Art Day: Los Angeles programming and festivities over a 4-day window starting on April 14th Art Walk, and ending on Sunday, April 17th.

Participating galleries for the April 14th Art Walk include: Fathom Gallery, DAC Gallery, REN Gallery, Please Do Not Enter, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts Gallery, Carol Cirillo Stanley Studio Gallery, the Fine Arts Building, The Spring Arts Collective, and The Hive


Art Walk Lounge — 634 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90013, 6-10pm.

This April, the Downtown Art Walk is proud to celebrate World Art Day with a preview of Activating Pangea, an exhibition produced by Irish curators Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan from the MART organization. Activating Pangea is part of a 3 year series of exhibitions showcasing leading Irish contemporary visual artists, with the support of Culture Ireland. Activating Pangea is an imagining of our pre-human world without borders, without physical and cultural barriers that prevent new ways of being and thinking. MART will preview works at the Downtown Art Walk Lounge on April 14th as part of the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk’s World Art Day Festival, followed by a launch event at DAC Gallery on April 16th. The curators will present work by Margaret O’Brien, Sofie Loscher, Gearoid O’Dea & Jonathan Mayhew.

Edison Room Gallery: Coinciding with World Art Day and following the success of Downtown Art Walk’s curation of the Night On Broadway event (January 30th), we are pleased to present works by local artist and designer Tony Peluce. Reminiscent of the step-in standees found at carnivals, Peluce’s work asks the viewer walk into the piece and examine the profound and personal meaning of the resulting image. Backdrops and projections featuring alien invaders, targets, gun-toting hands, and strange creatures beckon viewers to become a central part of the story. Not only is this culturally-relevant in our selfie-addicted society, it also creates the basis for conversations around topics such as gun violence, bullying, identity, and culture. More on Tony at Facebook.com/TonyPeluceFineArt and Instagram.com/tonypelucefine

This April, the Downtown Art Walk will also be celebrating Financial Literacy Month. Thank you to our sponsors, US BANK, for helping make this event possible and supporting us in all of our yearly programming!

Our monthly Art Walk Map, provided by the Los Angeles Times, will be available at the Art Walk Lounge and all participating galleries. Complimentary refreshments, courtesy of Perrier, will be made available to Art Walk patrons.