After a successful debut in October, L.A.’s newest monthly “art walk,” the Wilshire Center Art and Architecture Walk, returns this Thursday, November 29, starting at Spanish Fly Gastropub (3800 Wilshire Blvd) at 6pm.
Attendees can pickup maps and schedules featuring landmark buildings, art galleries, art stops and food/drink crawls. An after-party will be held at Spanish Fly Gastropub with a local artist meet-n-greet, round table discussion, and late night happy hour starting at 8:00 pm.
The self-guided walking tour is a monthly celebration showcasing historic architecture, galleries, artists, restaurants, bars and shops located in Wilshire Center, one of Los Angeles’ most densely populated, pedestrian friendly, and architecturally rich neighborhoods.
“Wilshire Center is one of Los Angeles’ oldest neighborhoods, steeped in old Hollywood splendor, dotted with historic architecture, modern skyscrapers and bustling with ethnic and socio-economic diversity,” says Michael Russell, Operations Director of the Wilshire Center BID (Business Improvement District). “There are still about 70 of these apartment structures here which are enjoying a revival of sorts, with developers renovating them to their former glory.”
According to organizer Susan Park, “Virtually every major style of 20th century architecture is represented on Wilshire Boulevard. Wilshire Center is where the boulevard began when Henry Gaylord Wilshire cleared a path in his 35 acre barley field. Since we are in one of Los Angeles’ oldest neighborhoods, so the architecture represents over 100 years of layering and reinvention in typical Los Angeles fashion.”
In conjunction with the Wilshire Center Art and Architecture Walk, the AIA | Los Angeles Office Exhibition of paintings by Barbara Kolo and Kenneth Ober will be open late (6-10PM) this Thursday night. Please stop by 3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800 Los Angeles, CA 90010. Learn
Wilshire Center Art and Architecture Walk is a project of Spanish Fly Gastropub supported by Wilshire Center BID. It is hosted on the final Thursday of every month.
Painting above by Marion Lane, exhibited at Andrewshire Gallery (3850 Wilshire Blvd. #107