March DTLA Art Walk

One of my favorite excuses to head to DTLA is for the monthly DTLA Art Walk. Dot Red hosts a $20 guided tour between 4:30pm and 6:30pm (there's also a later session from 6:30pm to 8:30pm). Tickets can be purchased online and the day of the art walk you're provided an agenda and a meetup location close to the first gallery.

If you're new to the DTLA art scene these tours are really informative and a great way to see part of the city and meet new people. You know that these tours are amazing because there's always people in your group from out of town. Both times that I've toured with Dot Red I've had a mix of people from across the LA area as well as out-of-towners from NYC, Rhode Island, Miami, and other major cities. Some people collect art, others are artists, and some people just want to learn more about DTLA. Enjoy the pics and this short post on how much I enjoy the DTLA Art Walk.

The March DTLA Art Walk started at my favorite meetup place, The Ace Hotel. If you have a chance to check out the rooftop bar here...do it! 

If you like Fernet or other amaros then you're in luck, the Ace Hotel has several different types. There's also a nice list of delicious cocktails.

The views are A LOT prettier at night but this is always a treat!

Finally it was time to head down to the lobby and meet everyone outside including the one and only host of the DTLA Art Walk, Jeremy (in his signature red pants and red bag). Jeremy is the founder of Dot Red, the company that organizes the tours for the DTLA Art Walk as well as many other art related events in downtown LA. 

Dot Red provides art enthusiasts, collectors, travelers, and art lovers an opportunity to experience the best art in downtown Los Angeles.

Stop number one on the art walk was Serge Armando's Pure Color, Perfect Line exhibit at the Eastern Columbia Building (849 S. Broadway St) curated by Lisa Ames.

Jeremy Quant, Dot Red’s Founder, has worked with numerous art galleries and the Downtown community for five years. As a tour guide partner to organizations including the Downtown LA Art Walk, Jeremy and his community of art aficionados share their knowledge of the movement and highlight some of their favorite exhibits and artists while providing gallery tours to guests.

Stop two on the art crawl was Carol Cirillo Stanley studio for a beautifully textured photography exhibit. Carol has a way of finding alternative perspectives and turning everyday objects into an abstract masterpiece.

Stop three was Wiznu studio which featured a group show The Power of Women by astists Tanya Ragir, Danny Greene and Michael Wisinieux. Wiznu studio is located on 724 S. Spring St.

Stop four of the DTLA Art Walk was the Hive Gallery with owner Nathan Cartwright which featured a large group show Time Machine. Hive Gallery is one of the larger galleries and has been in LA for almost ten years. Hive Gallery is located at 727 S. Spring St.