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The City of Angels and Art Walks: Four Art Events in Los Angeles

This blog post was updated on September 10, 2018.

While the Hollywood Walk of Fame tends to garner the most attention in Los Angeles for tourists, the city is bursting with more artistic walks to traipse through on an evening.

The City of Angels is blessed with its fair share of art walks, usually taking place once a month.

Art enthusiats soon booking flights to Los Angeles should consider one or more of these art walks during their visit.

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk: What began simply in 2004 is now a full-blown event each second Thursday of the month. The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk invites visitors and locals to take advantage of one of the city’s free attractions.

The self-guided public art walk takes you through Downtown Los Angeles’ art scene, with a number of activities centered around the galleries on Spring and Main streets between 2nd and 9th Streets. For a full list of participating galleries check out the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk website.

Miracle Mile Art Walk: Art fans looking to get to know the Mid-City and Hollywood area of Los Angeles will appreciate the Miracle Mile Art Walk. If you are in LA this October, you are in luck. This esteemed art walk only takes place four times a year in the months of January, April, July and October. It boasts 40 venues within four square miles. The Miracle Mile refers to the art galleries along Wilshire Boulevard, but the walk also covers Melrose and La Brea Avenues. The area proudly covers the one of the highest concentrations of galleries in southern California.

San Pedro First Thursday Art Walk: Nearby the Port of Los Angeles, the San Pedro First Thursday Art Walk presents a smaller scene. Amidst all of the art walks in and around Los Angeles, this walk brings together a tight-knit community of artists. Each first Thursday of the month, expect to see art ranging from contemporary to textile art at around 30 galleries. San Pedro First Thursday Art Walk spices up the event with spontaneous street performances, live music and even a few gourmet food trucks.

Westwood LIVE: Representing the arts well is Westwood LIVE’s monthly art event, held every third Thursday of the month. You won’t just find galleries to roam through, but also music, theater, shopping and dinning. Located in Westwood Village, in between Brentwood, Bel-Air, Century City and Beverly Hills, Westwood Live sits in the middle of Los Angeles movie premiere history. The area is home to several vintage theaters and museums. Expect to find the happy hour offers abundant, the film screenings intimate and the bands and performers blaring their tunes.

Have you been to an art walk in Los Angeles?


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Suzy Guese

Suzy Guese is a travel writer from Denver, Colorado. She caught the travel bug after taking her very first flight at just three months old—she was headed for Disney World—and has been a total travel junkie ever since. From family car trips across North America to stints abroad in Europe, Suzy travels the globe with her redheaded temperament in search of sarcasm, stories, and travel tips to share with anyone willing to listen. She blogs about her travels at

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