Step back Downtown LA, there’s a new Art Walk in town! On October 25, Koreatown had it’s very first Art and Architecture Walk sponsored by the Wilshire Center. Art Walks are some of my most favorite events in Los Angeles, so I was excited to see that K-town was holding its own!
There were only seven stops on this short art tour of Koreatown along Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue. We visited all the stops on Wilshire. We first saw the work of Ann Bridges and Sarah Arnold, which included many watercolors of Los Angeles landscapes in her own gallery. She also painted a mural of the Wiltern Theatre on a studio box acros the street from the building. I posed with some nifty metal sculptures by Vincent Sabella and the Andrewshire Gallery. There was also billboard art by Bettina Hubby. At the Spanish Fly Gastropub, we saw some very awesome 3D photos. Finally, we also saw movie and rock band posters for “Hugo” and the Ramones by Kevin Tong.
One of the highlights was fusion restaurant M Grill, who served complimentary cocktails made by Raphael. Steven had a drink that was a mix of strawberries, champagne, and beer that tasted like a strawberry mimosa. I had a blackberry drink with Leblon Cachaca and Chartreuse that had a nice sour taste. We also sampled some free pizza from Mr. Pizza courtesy of Ann Bridges.
The Wilshire Center Art and Architecture Walk is very small yes, but I’m sure it will grow in the coming months. It does not compare to the Downtown Art Walk quite yet, of course, but the free drinks alone were well worth the trip.
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