20th Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour
Sunday, Nov 18 9:30 am – 5 pm
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Creative vision: whether you see the world through rose-colored glasses or progressive lenses, on the Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour you will have an unusual chance to feast your eyes on art that expands your perspective and satisfies your desire to explore the sometimes invisible culture of Northeast LA. The Arroyo Arts Collective’s Discovery Tour in its twentieth year this year is one of the oldest and most eclectic art tours in Los Angeles.
Featuring a range of fine art and craft by both emerging and established artists, the Tour gives attendees the opportunity to discover and purchase amazing pieces of art and get a glimpse inside studios and homes that are just as unique as the individuals who live and work in them. With offerings ranging from remarkable paintings to intricate metal works to hand-hewn musical instruments to one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, the Discovery Tour will surprise and delight participants with its artists’ unique range of vision.
This self-guided auto tour focuses on Highland Park, Mount Washington, Eagle Rock, Montecito Heights, and Glassell Park. For those who don’t wish to drive, shuttle buses will be available with stops at select locations.
Northeast Los Angeles or NELA, as the locals call it truly is one of the city’s magnet neighborhoods for artistic talent. With a steady influx of galleries, restaurants and boutiques, NELA attracts creative energy from across the city. In fact, NELA has a rich artistic history that dates back to the late 19th century when poets, writers and artists would gather to socialize at El Alisal, Charles Lummis’ home on Avenue 43. Around the same time and just a few miles north, landscape painter William Lee Judson established the College of Fine Arts of the University of Southern California.
Don’t miss the opportunity to discover or rediscover this unique neighborhood and the artists who call it home. Purchase Tour tickets in advance for $10 or the day of the Tour for $15. The Tour begins at the Lummis Home, where participants will receive a map and tour badge. Maps will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m., and studios will open at 10 a.m.