Shepard Fairey and some other people you may have heard of are looking for a logo for their campaign to re-awaken the latent beauty of the LA River. The Greenway 2020 project by the LA River Corp aims to create a continuous Greenway along the LA River by the year 2020, revitalizing an artery of the city as a linear hub for nature and recreation. As Shepard puts it, “I’ve always enjoyed the graffiti as a bit of flavor along the river, but few would call the LA River a scenic destination. That is about to change!” This is where you come in — they need a logo. But the deadline for submissions is today at 5pm Pacific. So drop everything, look at the specifications and signify. If your logo is chosen by Shepard and friends you score 2020 bones and get to be the proud creator of a symbol for change. 

Shepard Fairey and some other people you may have heard of are looking for a logo for their campaign to re-awaken the latent beauty of the LA River. The Greenway 2020 project by the LA River Corp aims to create a continuous Greenway along the LA River by the year 2020, revitalizing an artery of the city as a linear hub for nature and recreation. As Shepard puts it, “I’ve always enjoyed the graffiti as a bit of flavor along the river, but few would call the LA River a scenic destination. That is about to change!” This is where you come in — they need a logo. But the deadline for submissions is today at 5pm Pacific. So drop everything, look at the specifications and signify. If your logo is chosen by Shepard and friends you score 2020 bones and get to be the proud creator of a symbol for change. 


Carlton Davis signs copies of his book The Art Dockuments: Tales of the Art Dock: The Drive-by Gallery in the Art Walk Lounge during Thursday’s Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. The book tells the history of the influential early 80s drive-by gallery Davis founded at a loading dock in the Citizens Warehouse aka the Pickle Factory in the Arts District. It’s an insightful, humorous memoir of the times, and of being an artist on the ever-elusive fringe.

Carlton Davis signs copies of his book The Art Dockuments: Tales of the Art Dock: The Drive-by Gallery in the Art Walk Lounge during Thursday’s Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk. The book tells the history of the influential early 80s drive-by gallery Davis founded at a loading dock in the Citizens Warehouse aka the Pickle Factory in the Arts District. It’s an insightful, humorous memoir of the times, and of being an artist on the ever-elusive fringe.


DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
Légumes printaniers spring green vegetables, red quinoa and garlic chips at Church & State in Downtown LA. Communion, in our book.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

Légumes printaniers spring green vegetables, red quinoa and garlic chips at Church & State in Downtown LA. Communion, in our book.


The third annual LA Street Food Fest hits the Arcadian lanes at the Rose Bowl this weekend. Come break bread with fellow real food enthusiasts as we celebrate the continued world resurgence of bringing good handmade stuff to the masses by cart, truck or wheelbarrow. A ticket gets you unlimited goodness, so once you’re in you can eat like the Fat Boys in ‘85. We’re particularly looking forward to musubi by Mama Musubi, ceviche by Coni’Seafood, Pig ear chicharrones by Lazy Ox Canteen, sliders by Vagabond Grillyard, handmade dumplings by Bling Bling Dumpling and dragon’s beard candy by Dragon’s Beard and Whisker. Proceeds from the fest are donated to St. Vincent Meals On Wheels and Woolly School Garden.

The third annual LA Street Food Fest hits the Arcadian lanes at the Rose Bowl this weekend. Come break bread with fellow real food enthusiasts as we celebrate the continued world resurgence of bringing good handmade stuff to the masses by cart, truck or wheelbarrow. A ticket gets you unlimited goodness, so once you’re in you can eat like the Fat Boys in ‘85. We’re particularly looking forward to musubi by Mama Musubi, ceviche by Coni’SeafoodPig ear chicharrones by Lazy Ox Canteen, sliders by Vagabond Grillyard, handmade dumplings by Bling Bling Dumpling and dragon’s beard candy by Dragon’s Beard and Whisker. Proceeds from the fest are donated to St. Vincent Meals On Wheels and Woolly School Garden.


Photographs by Rush Varela are featured in the Art Walk Lounge during today’s Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk.  

Photographs by Rush Varela are featured in the Art Walk Lounge during today’s Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk.  


…there exist these opulent gardens
With flowers as large as trees, wilting, of course,
Very quickly, if they are not watered with very expensive water. And fruit markets
With great leaps of fruit, which nonetheless
Possess neither scent nor taste. And endless trains of autos,
Lighter than their own shadows, swifter than
Foolish thoughts, shimmering vehicles, in which
Rosy people, coming from nowhere, go nowhere.

Excerpted from Bertolt Brecht’s Contemplating Hell, featured on Literary LA.

…there exist these opulent gardens

With flowers as large as trees, wilting, of course,

Very quickly, if they are not watered with very expensive water. And fruit markets

With great leaps of fruit, which nonetheless

Possess neither scent nor taste. And endless trains of autos,

Lighter than their own shadows, swifter than

Foolish thoughts, shimmering vehicles, in which

Rosy people, coming from nowhere, go nowhere.

Excerpted from Bertolt Brecht’s Contemplating Hell, featured on Literary LA.


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