LOS ANGELES: dtla/AD in the News

Just in time for weekend reading: a collection of stories about Arts District and by or featuring its residents and businesses — some old, some new. Got anything to share? ~ #MRB

© Photo by Downtown Muse: Fellow semi-finalists for “Best Tumblr” representing Downtown Los Angeles — Nic Cha Kim of Niche.LA Video Art and Melissa Richardson Banks of Downtown Muse

#LAWebAwards: 2013 Winners List
by LA Weekly, August 28, 2013

” … Best Tumblr: Downtown Muse …”Great artists have flocked to Tumblr to share their work for the digital world to see,” our judge writes. “Unfortunately, those creative minds usually forget about Tumblr within a few weeks after creating it. That’s why Melissa Richardson Banks’ online anthology of downtown Los Angeles’ Art District, Downtown Muse, is such a treat. Banks shares her fly-on-the-wall view of street scenes and local stories a couple times a day. Every day. And if you want to get the offline experience of her Tumblr, she offers free neighborhood tours weekly …”

Arts District Neighborhood Walk
by Editor Dan Evans, August 22, 2013

“… put together by Scot Ezzell and Melissa Richardson Banks, this was yet another walk that made me (yet again) so happy to be living in this neighborhood …”

Martha Stewart American Made 2013 Audience Choice Awards: Nominee C.C. Boyce of Few Bits
by Martha Stewart American Made, August 26, 2013

Vote for Arts District resident and über-talented woodworker C.C. Boyce. You can vote SIX times now through September 13, 2013 — keep clicking so she can win some money to start a shop.

” … ‘I am a woodworker who makes modern home goods out of scraps. I also produced a comedic webseries to get more people interested in woodworking,’ says C.C. Boyce …”

Road trip to Wall Streets paints a portrait that’s uniquely California
by Donna Evans, Los Angeles Times, August 19, 2013

“… Think of Wall Street and images of lower Manhattan and harried day-traders may spring to mind. You probably don’t envision a 79-year-old man draining a Budweiser at 9 a.m., or an oversized rebel flag flapping atop a convertible Jeep. Welcome to Wall Street, Calif. My husband, Dan Evans, and I set out to photograph the various Wall Streets in the state …”

A New Café, With a Changing Urban Canvas, Coming to Arts District
by Donna Evans, Downtown News, August 30, 2013

” … [owner] John Secretan said this week … at Zinc Café & Market at 580 Mateo St … a graffiti-adorned wall that runs along Willow Street will remain a changeable wall …”

The Lost Victorian Mansions of Downtown LA
by MessyNessy, July 25, 2013

“… Downtown LA does have history, it’s just buried under gleaming high-rise office blocks and strip malls …”

NOTE: Most of the historic photos in above’s MessyNessy story about lost Victorian mansions are by entertainer-turned-photographer George Mann … be sure to read more about him. ~ MRB

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