People Watching at the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk


Both times, I have gone to the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk I have met up with friends to some fun while checking the art. The first time, I saw some interesting street art, a few good paintings and some decent photographs. On my second visit, last week, however, I spent more time gawking at the estranged and eclectic crowd that filled the streets and the galleries than I did the art.

I believe this happened because the art walk is a community spirited event  that encourages all to participate and attend, by having a very loose definition of what art is. In turn, making the art on display a hodgepodge of good and bad.

All photographs © Juan Madrigal

And yes, like many people before me and after me, I went to the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, with the idea that I was going to view art inside, but rather, the art was on the streets, it was the people.

One Comment

  1. Couldn’t agree more! Half the fun of the Art Walk is people watching. Let’s hope they get it back up and running so that we can all enjoy a bit more of the artsy goers.

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