Brewery Art Complex is an artist colony in the middle of Downtown L.A. industrial area, the last place on the planet you would expect to find anything related to art. We all know that Los Angeles has a rather vibrant artist community. Many of its members live and work here.
Art by itself is fascinating, but how artists live their lives is just as intriguing. From one small loft to the next, we will see creativity at work not only from the exhibits, but also from how artists decorate their living and work spaces.
How artists express his/her passion and emotion is what we are here to experience. On this special Saturday, we hope to fill our soul with passion for art.
Organizer: Mike Cheng
Location: Downtown L.A., CA
Where to meet: We will meet next to the UPS parking lot entrance at the end of Moulton Ave.
Difficulty: Level 1/10 (If you are not into arts, this walk could be extremely challenging, a level 10 at least.)
Distance: 2 miles
Time: 3 hours
Water: 2 bottles
Parking: UPS parking lot on Moulton Ave next to Brewery Art Complex
From the Westside:
take the 10 (San Bernadino) freeway Wast, past downtown L.A.,
to the 5 (Golden State) freeway North
to the Main Street Exit.
turn right at the stop sign of the Main Street Offramp.
turn right on Main Street
turn left on Moulton Avenue (one half-block past Avenue 20)
From the San Fernando Valley:
Take the 134 Freeway East
to the 5 (Santa Ana) freeway South
to the Main Street off ramp (this comes up quickly)
turn right onto Main Street
turn left on Moulton Avenue (located one half-block past Avenue 20)
What to bring: hat, sunscreen, water, appreciation for art, your charm and personality. (Food and drink are available from Art Walk vendors.)
What to wear: casual, sandals or sneakers
About Brewery Art Walk:
The creation of the Brewery Arts Complex began in 1982 at the site of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery. With the passing of the Artist-In-Residence code, artists could rent live/work space in industrially zoned buildings. The Brewery Art Association rents only to artists and that remains its policy to this day.
In July 1997, the LA Weekly called the unique cultural landmark "the world's largest artist-in-residence community" and in a March 1999 Los Angeles Times article The Brewery was quoted as the "world's largest art complex." These are true lofts, not apartments, in industrial buildings that are a part of what has become a uniquely vibrant and creative community.
The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend at the worlds largest art complex. With over 100 participating resident artists, we will have the opportunity to see new works, discover new favorites, speak with the artists and purchase artwork directly from the artists' studios.
The Art Walk takes place in the Spring and Fall, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Admission is free and so is parking.
Link to Art Walk Photos
If you have prior medical condiction or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.
If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.
Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.
Release of Liability:
The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.
By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.
In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: http://www.meetup.com/terms/
Members interested in joining this hike must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of the L.A. Hiking Group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up.