Monday, September 27, 2010

The Downtown Art Walk Is Off, Is On, Is Off, Is On

Downtown LA Art Walk
(Flickr pic by Brian Lau.

Confused about the mega-popular Downtown Art Walk, and whether it has really been scrapped?

We were too. The official Downtown Art Walk website even proclaims the end of the event, and its return next year as a more low key, quarterly affair on the weekend.

So we turned to the experts on all things downtown -- the Blogdowntown website -- where Eric writes that the Walk is still on for Oct. 14, the second Thursday of the month, as usual. He gets the lowdown:

The Downtown Art Walk's future is still up for debate, but the event will be proceeding as planned on October 14 despite a Friday announcement that it had been cancelled.

That announcement, posted on the Downtown Art Walk website, said that the event was "ceasing all event operations until January 2011," when it would return as a quarterly, weekend event.

The board of the non-profit set up to run Art Walk this afternoon issued a release blaming Executive Director Jay Lopez for making the statement without its approval.

There's quite a bit of drama surrounding the management of the Downtown Art Walk -- read the comments in the story if you want your eyes to glaze over. It does seem like the event could continue as a much more organic affair, as people might show up anyway as long as food trucks are there and bars stay open late.

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