Wednesday, April 20, 2011

the brewery art walk

one of the coolest aspects of living in our neighborhood of echo park {other than the awesome coffee shops and being surrounded by musicians, actors & other creative types} is our proximity to the arts district in downtown LA.  this weekend we took advantage of our next door neighborhood and visited dozens
of open art studios at the brewery.


the brewery is the world's largest art complex, packed full of amazing live/work studios.  twice a year they have an art walk where artists open their homes for the public to come view the art being created there.
here were some of the scenes from sunday:

{"machine" - a musical instrument by church of art}

 {metal key tree by sandman creations}

 {art car ready for burning man!}

{an outfit for arting - shirt: sf thrift store, skirt: ruche, shoes: bc footwear, pocketwatch necklace: lunashineshine, t-shirt bracelet: made my me}


my most favorite studio, by far, was psycho girlfriend's. these girls were all wearing handmade 50's style dresses with giant polka dots. inside the polka dots were faces of old black & white tv stars, and each girl's dress was a different color. i wish i snapped a photo of them, because they were great!
here are some pics from their studio:

 {why yes, this IS a dress made from binder clips}

 {"this sign is not for sale" priced at $400.00}


it was so much fun to be surrounded by all that creativity! there was great people-watching, networking with other artists, and of course, it was super fun to see how people created homes in these warehouse studios.  can you imagine how amazing it would be to live in a community of other
artists packed in old breweries like this? what great energy!

 

27 comments:

  1. awwwww....you look adorable plus your outfit is soooooo lovely !!!

    love your milkmaid braids !!!

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  2. Love that last photo of you. What a fun place the brewery is! I think there should be buildings like this all over, where artists can have studios (I'd make it all free) and work and build communities amongst themselves and with the people in the neighborhood. Can you imagine how transformative that would be?

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  3. Fun. We have something similar this way in the fall. I love seeing what other people are making. It always inspires me.
    I love the outfit, especially the skirt.
    I hope you are well. Feel free to shoot me an email or skype me, if you need an ear.
    peace.

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  4. You look amazing! At my university there are art shows and there were a couple of cool pieces there. I like out ISAT (integrated science and technology) shows too because those students are practically required to make something "green". One group this year, as undergraduates, converted a car from gas to batter run.

    Thrift store shirt = total win. Love it! (and your hair is way too cute!).

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  5. At first glance, I thought that first photo was a book cover! Also, love that last photo of you!

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  6. I love to see modern art like that! It's amazing to see what people can do with every day items. I would like that key tree in my backyard.

    Love the doorway photos you two took! Vey artsy indeed...

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  7. how artistic!!!

    You're so pretty :)

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  8. That looks like the coolest place to visit! Wow, I want to go there now! How amazing.

    Thank you for sharing the creativity with us :)

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  9. OMG! I love that key tree!!! So cool. These are some beautiful pictures. You are so lucky to be surrounded by the arts :) Love your outfit!!

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  10. i love your outfit, you're so pretty! :)

    and can you by my foster sister? hahaha kidding. seriously, you are located in an awesome artsy place!

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  11. This sign is not for sale. $400. Hah! Great photos - I loved going on this tour with you! PS - Finally updated my blog role and added you. xo

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  12. I love the photos of you and your Mr. So awesome!
    And your outfit is perfect for being artsy and comfy.

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  13. Great pics - the Mr. and you both look incredible, do you know when you see 2 people who just match = you guys - what a lovely day :O)
    A xx

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  14. so glad you went to this! i went a few years ago and found it to be very interesting! and fun! and inspiring!

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  15. i've been to artwalk at the brewery and just loved it. so many cool things to see...scooped up some great finds!! girl i'm thinking about you on the job front. keep hanging in there!!

    xo,
    carrie

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  16. I love your "arting" look! And that binder clip dress looks dangerous haha!

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  17. these are some great pics! i love all the unique and modern art pictures!

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  18. love your shoes! looks like a fun night! we have this in fresno but it's called art hop :)

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  19. i wanna go! wearing adorable milkbreads. loved the wire woman.

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  20. What a cool idea, it sounds amazing!! Ahh I have always wished I was one of those ultra cool creative types *sigh
    Also you look adorable!!

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  21. Totally a side note, but--did you do those braids yourself?! So impressed.

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  22. very cool! i am intrigued by the metal key tree. and seriously, can you and your man be any cuter! you look like you walked out of a catalog or something. just adorable!!!

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  23. How pretty and interesting! I love the first photo of the building, especially. And you two are adorable!

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  24. so cool! i've read about the brewery before in an article and those studio spaces seem amaze. Your outfit is perfect for an artwalk day :) and, that's so cool that patti smith gets coffee near you! i'm only 100 pages in and it's so good already. i definitely recommend it! you can get her to autograph a copy next time you run into her :) hope your week is going fab!

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  25. Oh what a great place to be at. I love that metal key tree, your adorable outfit (especially the shoes!) that wicked "not for sale" sign and the overall aesthetic of the place. You're right! What great energy!

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