Entries by MRB

It Was Time to Move On …

This poignant painting by Glenn Waggner is the latest acquisition into my art collection. Its title of “It was Time to Move On” is timely and appropriate … As of May 31, 2017, I have vacated my loft in the Arts District after 20 years (I’ve lived in Downtown Los Angeles even longer … since […]

Good night, sweet Vatche …

On 5/13/05, I adopted this little guy — my first dog since I was a child — and he changed my life. It was because of Vatche that I took early-morning strolls of the streets in the Arts District and Downtown Los Angeles, which led to my photography of my beloved neighborhood. On Saturday, 5/13/17 […]

Metro Slated to Launch DTLA Bike Share Program on Thu 7/7

Metro’s long-awaited Bike Share program with the City of Los Angeles is scheduled to launch on Thursday, July 7. Up to 1,000 bicycles will be available at up to 65 strategically placed downtown L.A. locations (over seven in the Arts District), connecting our neighborhood with Union Station, City Hall, Grand Park, L.A. Convention Center, South […]

Crafted Kitchen Soon to Open Shared Space for Culinary Entrepreneurs

The first of its kind in the Arts District and even Downtown Los Angeles, an incubator-style, shared-use commercial kitchen called Crafted Kitchen is under construction at 672 S. Santa Fe Avenue in the Arts District. Slated to open later this summer, owner and founder Cindi Thompson is now hosting private preview tours for media, culinary bloggers, and event planners interested […]

Menzie Hosts Showroom Sample Sale April 30 thru May 8 in DTLA Arts District

Ready to furnish your new loft or redecorate your existing one? Check out the Spring Sample Sale at Menzie with discounted offerings from Saturday, April 30 through Sunday, May 8 At its Arts District design showroom at 1820 Industrial St., you can find high-end contemporary European indoor and outdoor furnishings and window coverings perfect for modern lofts, residences, offices, and hospitality […]

1820 Industrial Hosts FREE Community Day on Sat 4/30 @ 10am-4pm

Meet your neighbors and check out The Bridge Mind Body Movement, Daily Dose Cafe, Menzie International, and Pour Haus Wine Bar during this special day celebrating community and wellness. These local businesses are located in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles at 1820 Industrial St. Los Angeles, CA 90021. RSVP on Facebook! HOSTS: Pam Johnson of The Bridge Mind […]

EXHIBIT: Things Fall Apart

ON VIEW: THU 4/20/16 thru SAT 5/7/16 OPENING: SAT 4/23/16 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM – FREE FACEBOOK • WEBSITE Disintegration, ambiguity, entropy; enigmatic abstraction, cautionary allegory, the drama of distressed surfaces — these works speak both to mortal decay and primordial creation, specifically the liminal moment when meaning does not yet fully exist. FEATURED ARTISTS Jeff […]