POPUP Marketplace at L.A. LIVE curated by Downtown Muse and Edgar Varela

Make your way to the first-ever POPUP Marketplace at L.A. LIVE on Wednesday, November 12 from 5 PM to 10 PM for an evening of shopping, local and handmade. Read more [...]
Cerveteca Neon by MRB

GO! Cerveteca Downtown LA in former R23 site in Arts District

Oscar Hermosillo, owner of Venice Beach Wines and Oscar’s Cerveteca Venice Beach is bringing his concept of what he calls “L.A. comfort food” to Read more [...]

GO: South of Seventh Art + Design Happenings / Neighborhood Walk on Sat 9/20 @ 6-9pm

Cerre, CES Contemporary, Little Big Man Gallery and Wilding Cran Gallery are pleased to host the South of Seventh Neighborhood Walk on Saturday, September Read more [...]
"Lavender Tracks at 1st Street Bridge" by Melissa Richardson Banks © 2013

FEATURED: “Another View of the Arts District” in the Downtown News

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FEATURED: Arts District in Today’s Los Angeles Times

Here's a link to today's article in the Los Angeles Times by Marisa Gerber (and featuring photographs by Arts District resident Jabin Botsford). For Read more [...]

UPDATE: Proposed Plans Presented for New Development at 950 E. 3rd St.

Interested in learning what is planned for the development at 950 E. 3rd Street? Come to Eat.Drink.Americano at 923 E. 3rd St. on Monday, July 28 at 6:30 Read more [...]
Urban Bigfoot

VIDEO: Downtown Los Angeles by Ian Wood

"Urban Bigfoot" mural by Ron English with Vyal One.  ©Photo by Melissa Richardson Banks This video by Ian Wood features aerial shots of Downtown L.A. Read more [...]
MRB by Pamela Wilson

VIDEO: Downtown Muse Featured in “Tales of the American”

One of many interviewed for my friend Stephen Seemayer's upcoming film "Tales of the American," here's my segment from this new documentary by the makers Read more [...]
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VIDEO: Re-Imagining the Arts District by Ryan C. Williams

I recently stumbled across this YouTube video entitled The Los Angeles Arts District: Maintaining Identity in Transition featuring Ryan C. Williams' presentation Read more [...]
Sunrise on 2nd

VIDEO: Interview of Downtown Muse by Andrew Jackson

Filmmaker and professional BMX cyclist Andrew Jackson produced a short video featuring me talking about the Arts District and my book of photography called Read more [...]
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