"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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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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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 [...]
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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 [...]
Arts District Map redone by Patricia for Web

ANNOUNCING: First Illustrated Contemporary Arts District Map Released as Limited-Edition Serigraph

At last ... my long-awaited map of my neighborhood is complete -- the very FIRST illustrated contemporary Arts District map to be released as a Read more [...]
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VIDEO: Real Arts District Activity Report (RADAR)

Filmed in December 2013, this video discusses how 6th Street Bridge replacement project will impact the Arts District neighborhood (Santa Fe/Mateo corridor). Read more [...]
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COOL! Sweet Rose Creamery Pops Up in the Arts District

SWEET! Over the holiday weekend, Sweet Rose Creamery popped up inside of Woo Souvenir Shop. Batches of ice cream and sorbets made fresh using seasonal Read more [...]
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