Happy to share this "a-MUSE-ing" video by The Skinny Gorillas of me talking about my photography. This video was produced for my exhibition as the "February 2014 Featured Artist" for the Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk. Special thanks to Qathryn Brehm and Jeremy Quant of the Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk plus...

As the Arts District explodes with new coffeehouses and restaurants such as The Factory Kitchen Bar & Ristorante, it seems destined that residents would start to demand more fitness options as their seams burst, too. Check out some of what’s here now – and what’s coming...

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 Lowe Enterprises and Megatoys Start Construction of Apartment Development in Los Angeles' Arts District by...

EightyTwo founders Scott Davids and Noah Sutcliffe at Missile Command. © Photo by Melissa Richardson Banks www.downtownmuse.com

The Arts District will soon be the home to a classic arcade bar with a contemporary flair founded by Downtown residents and native Angelenos Scott Davids and Noah Sutcliffe. Expected to open later this year, EightyTwo will feature a curated selection of over 40 fully restored (and playable) arcade and pinball machines from the 1960s to the 1990s (many rare and unique - SEE FULL LIST BELOW). Paying homage to the gaming culture of decades past, EightyTwo celebrates the "Golden Age of the Arcade." [caption id="attachment_42124324179" align="alignleft" width="240"]Reflections of a neighborhood - past, present, future - from window of forthcoming EightyTwo. © Photo by Melissa Richardson Banks www.downtownmuse.com Reflections of a neighborhood - past, present, future - from window of forthcoming EightyTwo. © Photo by Melissa Richardson Banks www.downtownmuse.com[/caption]

Artist BB Bastidas painted a sexy neighbor named "Pluto" next to Mister Cartoon's iconic "Big Los Angeles" mural on Garey St. in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. The new mural spans a 15’x30’ wall on Garey St. near District Millworks. To view my photo gallery on Tumblr, click HERE. For details...