District by district, Downtown L.A. is going through a rebirth, with the Arts District at the height of its renaissance. What started as an urban artists’ colony in the 70s has become a hotbed for creators from all arenas, making it one of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods to visit. Located just east of Little Tokyo and west of the L.A. River, it’s easy to see why artists like Paul McCarthy and George Herms made this vibrant, and yes, highly walk-able neighborhood their home.
Today, The Arts District has the makings of a community rich in character, featuring stylish galleries, handsome coffee shops, well curated boutiques and some of the cities best restaurants and cocktail bars. These pockets of budding establishments lie amidst a stretch of early 20th-century warehouses—many ex-factories—converted into swanky lofts and creative spaces. And at the corner of Traction Avenue and East 3rd Street you’ll find Blossom Square, one of America's most important destinations for street art, with works from the likes of Shepard Fairey, JR, and How and Nosm.
We’ll see you when you get here.