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Downtown Art Walk
Art Walk Hours:
Second Thursday of every month, 12 - 9 pm
May 2005 Art Walk: Thursday, May 12, 12 - 9 pm
Web site, <http://www.downtownartwalk.com>



Bert Green Fine Art, in association with Gallery Row Organization, is pleased to announce the “Second Thursday” Downtown Art Walk. The Downtown Art Walk is a monthly, self-guided tour of the art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles, which includes commercial art galleries, public museums, and non-profit arts venues. The Art Walk hours are 12 noon to 9 pm. The boundaries of the Art Walk are the 101 freeway to the north, the 110 freeway to the west, San Pedro Street to the east, and Olympic Blvd. to the south. This event is free and open to the public.

Participants in the Downtown Art Walk are the Museum of Contemporary Art on Grand Avenue (MOCA), L. A. Artcore Center, 2nd Street Cigars and Gallery, M. J.  Higgins, Bank, Pharmaka, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, El Nopal Press, Bert Green Fine Art, Iron Eye Gallery, Kristi Engle Gallery, 626 Gallery, Modern Art Downtown, Gallery 727, The Hive Gallery, Infusion Gallery, Museum of Neon Art (MONA), and the Downtown Art Gallery.

Downtown Los Angeles is undergoing a cultural renaissance with new creative venues opening in the area at a rapid pace. The Los Angeles Times and the Downtown News have written about the Downtown Art Walk as the best way to experience this rapidly unfolding, exciting new art scene. Daytime and evening hours make it easy to accommodate visitors from all areas of Los Angeles.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive by public transit, as the Art Walk is easily accessible by the Red, Gold, and Blue line trains, and the area is well served by the DASH bus system until 6:30 pm. Parking is plentiful in the areas many lots and garages, and there is also free street parking after 6 pm on most streets.

Public information and a map of the Downtown Art Walk are available on the website at <http://www.downtownartwalk.com>




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