Arts District Walk, Los Angeles

LA's Arts District is the best place to go in the city to see street art, a vibrant explosion of color, creativity and amazing shapes and forms. From graffiti daubings to vast murals on the sides of buildings and walls, there is a lot to see, admire and photograph in one of the downtown area’s trendiest neighborhoods. Just about every corner is filled with gorgeous murals. There is also a large concentration of open walls and pieces by some of the world's biggest names in street art. While street art can be found in many cities all over the world, there is something special about the creative outpourings in LA. The city's gang and hip-hop history combined with a vast underused urban landscape have proven to be a potent artistic combination. An exploration of the area will introduce you to many different artistic styles, including classical, modern, punk, impressionist and hip-hop. There are thousands of murals to view and some of them are simply breathtaking. Dotted among the district's early 20th-century warehouses and old buildings with their colorful adornments are stylish galleries, trendy restaurants and bars, and numerous cafés. This is a fantastic place to come to eat, drink and see impressive art.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Arts District Walk Map

Guide Name: Arts District Walk
Guide Location: USA » Los Angeles
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Author: vickyc
Traction Avenue,

7) Traction Avenue, "I Was a Botox Junkie" Mural

South Hewitt Street,

9) South Hewitt Street, "Abuelita" Mural

South Hewitt Street, “Graffiti Fetish Pattern

10) South Hewitt Street, “Graffiti Fetish Pattern"

East 4th Place,

12) East 4th Place, "Undiscovered America" Mural

East 3rd Street,

13) East 3rd Street, "Every Piece of Ivory Comes from a Dead Elephant" Mural

713 East 3rd Street,

14) 713 East 3rd Street, "Cream of the Crop" Mural

Traction Avenue,

15) Traction Avenue, "Wrinkles in the City" Mural

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