Note: This is a bike tour.
The Arts District is a fiercely original, urban neighborhood, situated on the east side of downtown, bordered by the Los Angeles River and within walking distance to Union Station and City Hall. The district is home to galleries, restaurants, creative office space, live/work lofts and upscale condos with a hip urban vibe. The streets are rich in character as local street artists have turned building walls into canvases showcasing their artwork.
Many of the neighborhood’s business establishments are tucked into early-20th-century warehouses and former factories. Institutions like the HAUSER & WIRTH Gallery, the Southern California Institute of Architecture, and the Los Angeles Clean Technology Incubator help give the Arts District its distinct character. With several public and private projects under construction and many more in the planning stages, the Arts District is quickly becoming the regional center of housing, employment, and culture. This tour will include an enlightening bike tour among some of these properties that continue to showcase the Arts District unique image.