About the Downtown Art Walk Organization
The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports local community economic development through a variety of year-round programs, which includes the self-guided “Art Walk” on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Our daily Mission is to improve the local community and to create economic opportunities for artists, galleries, small businesses, and youth through our programs which include:
Downtown Art Mart – Monthly microenterprise incubator for artists and small businesses to generate sales from the thousands of visitors the Downtown Art Walk attracts each month.
Downtown Art Walk Internship Program – a job program for youth and adults who have a passion for community, the arts, nonprofit administration, media, and leadership.
Youth Education and Community Art Program – the Art Walk operates several programs that bring local art experiences and instruction to the communities who need it most.
About the Monthly Art Walk (The 2nd Thursday of Each Month)
Start your evening at the Art Walk Lounge (634 S. Spring St.), the visitor center for the Art Walk. Visitors can pick up maps, view and purchase art from uniquely curated exhibitions featuring local and international artists, support artisans and microbusinesses through the Art Mart, and sample promotional items from our sponsors. The Downtown Art Walk Lounge is open from 6-10PM.
The self-guided public art phenomenon known as The Downtown Art Walk brings art lovers and community members to an ever-evolving Downtown Los Angeles. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, Downtown celebrates the arts on the 2nd Thursday of each month, year-round, rain or shine. Please refer to your calendar for upcoming dates. Although the Art Walk Lounge opens at 6pm, local participating gallery hours may vary, typically ranging from Noon – 10PM. Please check individual gallery listings for details.
Many of The Downtown Art Walk activities take shape in and around the galleries predominantly on Spring and Main streets between 2nd and 9th streets. However, there is a plethora of art-related events and openings, activities, and special programming taking place all over Downtown. For the true art collectors and fans, arriving early offers a more relaxing stroll through the different galleries and art exhibitions. As the evening progresses, more visitors descend on the area to meet up with friends and savor the local experience. Visitors and Downtowners alike can often be found patronizing the outcropping of local shopping, dining and entertainment establishments that have created the thriving, vibrant community.