What you'll do
We'll meet at my favorite coffee roaster/shop in the South Artist District. We will then embark on a 2.5 hour tour of the Arts District, ending up at Hauser & Wirth Gallery, where guests can check out the (always free) current show. Currently, there's an amazing Annie Leibovitz exhibition. Along the way, I'll give a brief history of the Arts District and stop at many places as we travel North by foot. Each tour will be based on the creative interests of the guests. With my interior design and film backgrounds, the general tour will include: architecture and design of the Arts District, street art, yummy cafes and restaurants, filming locations and the AD's BEST instagrammable spots. We may even experience magic in the making---as the Art's District is one of the entertainment industry's favorite backdrops. Large productions film multiple times a week in my neighborhood. After the tour, II'll give recommendations of other places to visit in the Arts District and surrounding area. This will be a walking tour. Although we will only walk a maximum of two miles, I recommend comfortable shoes.
-Professional artist/writer and interior designer who has lived in the Arts District since 2005 in a converted toy factory! -Education: USC School of Cinema & FIDM's School of Interior Design. -Published writer/reporter (Reuters, Teen People, MTV, Entertainment Weekly) -Interior Designer/Set Designer (celebrity, restaurants, editorials, music videos, movies) -Known LA Street Artist. I know the AD's hottest spots, secret spots and BEST SPOTS for IG photos. I'm an expert on the AD history and also know the locations where lots of film/tv is filmed.
First cup of coffee or tea. This includes espresso drinks (latte, americano, mocha) & one bottle of luxury bottled water
Where you'll be
We'll visit: -Street art walls--some of them hard to find.( like Retna, Jen Stark, Herakut, Shepard Fairey, Space Invader) -Filming locations (like Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Drive, Hunger Games) -Cafe's and restaurants (including LA's hottest restaurant Bavel) -Some of LA's oldest buildings -Some of the BEST instagrammable locations in Los Angeles
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
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Coffee & Art in the Arts District