Arts District

HCNC Arts District Caucus  Agendas and Minutes:


No Meeting
11/19/14 – cancelled
No Meeting
11/19/14 – cancelled



Uncommon Ground workshops bring together Arts District stakeholders, including property owners, developers, residents, representatives of arts organizations, and business owners to develop strategies to guide the evolution of the community over the next decade.

Uncommon Ground IV
Uncommon Ground III
Uncommon Ground I

Uncommon Ground IV was an all day community planning workshop for the Arts District held on the campus of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) on Saturday, September 27th, 2014,  sponsored by the LaDAD space, the ADCA, and the NEA Artworks.

2012: Ninety-nine Arts District residents join together for Uncommon Ground III:
“For the past 30 years, the residents of the Arts District have cultivated a neighborhood… where individuality is expressed and differences are appreciated. These attributes are essential for the production of creative work. The uncommon character and spirit of the Arts District makes it unlike any other neighborhood in Los Angeles.”

Uncommon Ground I  speakers included:
Jan Perry: Councilwoman, District 9
Gail Goldberg: City of L.A. Planning Director
José Huizar: Councilman, District 14
Jerry Neuman: SCI-Arc Board of Directors.

Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association (LARABA)

Arts District Community Council LA

ArtShare LA

Arts District Los Angeles is our Business Improvement District (BID)

See the Downtown News writeup of Bloomfest for 2012.
Exclusive images of the L.A. Artfest (2005).
Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC)
Arts District, Los Angeles on Wikipedia.

September 9, 2016 in Los Angeles Downtown News:
Arts District Farmer’s Market Moves, Expands

Arts District Certified Farmers Market
@theADFM   #theADFM
sponsored by LARABA
See our Facebook page & Website at LARABA
Now combined with Artist & Fleas market
1) Every Saturday from 11am-5pm @ 740 E. 3rd St.
(Bloom Square Triangle and Rose between Traction and Third)
2) Every Thursday from 10am-2pm
@Los Angeles City Hall, South Lawn on First Street
between Main and Spring Streets.

 Click here for the Press Release regarding the following event
and flyer:
“Los Angeles, California – January 9, 2015 – From Tuesday, January 20 – Sunday, January 25, Arts District Alliance will collaborate with community partners to bring about a dynamic weeklong cultural exchange program with 4 artists from China’s 798 Arts District and 4 artists from LA’s Downtown Arts District to share their photographic perspectives through two gallery openings and public events, including tours and receptions.”

Arts District Alliance: “Uniting the World through Art” Exhibition and Exchange
Arts District Alliance: “Uniting the World through Art” Exhibition and Exchange

An agreement has been made to begin a new Business Improvement District.

June 2008
Padua Playwrights & L.A. DAD Space present:
A THOUSAND WORDS (file may load slowly – also see postcard)
Innovative theater project celebrates artistic cross-pollination
in downtown L.A.
Check out the full story in the Los Angeles Times.

The HCNC approves $1,250 for the Arts District/Little Tokyo Farmers Market. The Market will move to Fletcher Brown Square at Main and Temple starting on May 8, 2007 and the funding will be used to publicize the change.
The HCNC approves $11,250 for a Community Art Center Project, a collaborative effort with Padua playwrights festival for a month long event presenting six plays on the theme WAR and a 5000 square foot visual art show on the theme Anti-war, marketing the entire Art Eco system with the event. A request has been made to LaRABA for matching funds. The entire project is estimated at $30,000 with $7,500 in estimated ticket sales to cover the remaining costs.

As We Befriend You

It's Nice to Share

The American Hotel


Street Art

ex-Juicy Beats

Coffee Shop

the Neighborhood Watch waits for stragglers

Downtown from Behind Bars

Barbed Wire