Thursday, October 08, 2009

L.A.'s Downtown Art Walk: Art, food trucks and The Ukulady!

Why do I love the downtown art walk?

People walking in L.A.: The bus stop at 5th and Main was bustling with people, no longer the sketchy sidewalk where last year I was accosted by a homeless man pushing $1 porn. When I repeatedly declined ($1 porn must have terrible production value), he checked to make sure I was over 18 (thank you!).

Artists: At the Spring Arts Tower, I talked to Greg Boudreau about his beautiful work on salvaged wood.

Two of his pieces that caught my eye tonight:

Performers: I hopped on the art bus to say hi to my friend Thessaly, a.k.a. The Ukulady, who rides around entertaining passengers on the shuttle. She is adorable and hilarious, playing funny songs on her ukulele.

A lovely night in downtown L.A.: People strolling the streets and stopping to talk, artists performing, DJs spinning, and food trucks as far as the eye can see.


paul thomas said...

I like those paintings. I've worked on old wood before and it's always interesting to see how the grain or knots or cracks in the wood interact with the paint and the picture. Good stuff.

Rebecca Snavely said...

Speaking of great art, Paul -- do you have photos of your work online anywhere? An Etsy shop in the future?

Shokoofeh said...

I like that West Seattle Bridge! :)
and thank you so much for stopping by my place.


Janelle said...

love this stuff! and love the art walk. ryan has a couple of incredibly fun friends that do it every month; i'll let you know next time we go!