LA Brewery artist colonies open twice a year for art walk
LA Brewery is one of the oldest and largest artist colonies in the world, celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. It covers 23 acres in 14 buildings of live-work spaces. 500-700 artists live in this community! Twice a year (in April and October) artists open the doors to their home studios to the public for the Brewery Art Walk.
Amongst the studios, there are little shops open year round. We stopped into this super cute book shop, Book Finger. Loved the 70’s sexploitation selection! We are gradually decorating our family room with art from this era, so I’m always on the look out for femme fatale-like artwork:)
Justin brought his Polaroid “Goose” (600 SE) camera. Such a cool contrast from our digital cameras! A few of his shots are featured in this post.
A shot from a walkway between two artist loft buildings and what most of the studio hallways look like on the inside. There’s so many dark corners and stairwells, I can’t imagine living there and finding your way around the building at night! So creepy. But cool to explore in the middle of the day…you have no idea what type of artist space you might encounter around the next corner.
This was probably one of my favorite exhibits–The Jesus Wall. Colors are incredible! Fascinating collection of Jesus art. This is a permanent installation in an artist’s loft.
Another polaroid with the “Goose.”
Another cool display by The House of Sloth. This artist created a Steampunk Dream Machine…used to put you in a hypnotic, dream-like trance, and is supposed to stimulate your brain. Trippy, right? Would love to try this in a dark room to see the full effects. The piece itself is beautiful, what a conversation starter!
If you’ve always wondered what it would be like to live in an artist loft, you’ve gotta check this out! Such a unique community in LA, looking forward to the next time they open their doors in the fall.