Art District
Art District
4.5
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johnnnita
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HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: CONCERT HALL COMMUNITY PARK
5.0 of 5 bubblesOct 2021
I say hidden in plain sight because it's quite challenging to actually locate this area on most online maps or described in a distinct way as a destination. It's actually an art walk as part of the Disney Concert Hall, but around its building exterior. By name, it's technically a part of the State of California community parks. You find it nestled among the facades of the Frank Gehry designed Disney Concert Hall. As you walk up the main entrance steps, stay to your left and just follow the meandering concrete path. One of the first things that will stand out are the unique trees spread throughout. They originate mostly from other countries and are individually marked. As you continue you'll find a circular design close by. Along its circular, winding line you will find names of contributors. I understand some people will walk this path as part of mental self therapy. Continue walking and you'll find more open space dotted with plants, trees, and art work. Around the back you will come to a "naked coral tree" with the Disney Hall facade as the background. Almost to the right is the more well known Blue Ribbon Garden and the equally known "A Rose for Lilly" fountain, also designed by Frank Gehry. It's made up of 8000 royal delft china shards. Feel free to throw a lucky coin in. Again, notice the lists of contributors engraved in the floor stones around it. It's a little gem of a tour you can take on your own for free. Actually, there's a video self tour on the web that visually walks you through all this. However, it's best seeing and experiencing in real person. It's a nice treat one can enjoy while visiting all the other major museums in the Art District of L.A.

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johnnnita
Napa, CA2,409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I say hidden in plain sight because it's quite challenging to actually locate this area on most online maps or described in a distinct way as a destination. It's actually an art walk as part of the Disney Concert Hall, but around its building exterior. By name, it's technically a part of the State of California community parks.

You find it nestled among the facades of the Frank Gehry designed Disney Concert Hall. As you walk up the main entrance steps, stay to your left and just follow the meandering concrete path. One of the first things that will stand out are the unique trees spread throughout. They originate mostly from other countries and are individually marked.

As you continue you'll find a circular design close by. Along its circular, winding line you will find names of contributors. I understand some people will walk this path as part of mental self therapy. Continue walking and you'll find more open space dotted with plants, trees, and art work.

Around the back you will come to a "naked coral tree" with the Disney Hall facade as the background. Almost to the right is the more well known Blue Ribbon Garden and the equally known "A Rose for Lilly" fountain, also designed by Frank Gehry. It's made up of 8000 royal delft china shards. Feel free to throw a lucky coin in. Again, notice the lists of contributors engraved in the floor stones around it.

It's a little gem of a tour you can take on your own for free. Actually, there's a video self tour on the web that visually walks you through all this. However, it's best seeing and experiencing in real person. It's a nice treat one can enjoy while visiting all the other major museums in the Art District of L.A.
Written January 2, 2022
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Phayao13
Stockholm, Sweden6,569 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
The change goes furiously fast and what a year ago felt a bit odd and extraordinary feels like it is getting ready for the big masses.Still worth visiting, in terms of restaurants, cafes and partly exciting street art
Written May 6, 2019
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Sven-Papa
Playa del Ingles, Spain84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
It’s a nice and tiny area, best you leave your car in one of the parking areas for 10$ flat rate and start walking ( take a map with you or your mobile better) and walk and watch the various artists and Little Tokyo too. Easily in 2/3 hours you will see a lot. If you want a guided tour there are many offers. It’s a lovely scenery and many cafes invite for a pause.
Try it not too late, otherwise it is full. Enjoy 😉
Written March 27, 2019
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Julie TW
Sydney, Australia558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Wow L.A. has gotten so much cooler because of the Art District. Tons of interesting murals and public art in every corner. Be sure to look up because you could find some interesting wire art like we did! Cool shops and restaurants too. Very walkable if you can endure the heat
Written October 2, 2018
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Hoben01
Long Beach, CA3,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
This location is bounded by little tokyo. I actually have spent time at angel city brewery(microbrewery) and have visited wurstkuche(exotic meats). The eateries here tend to be unique like the pie hole. Also, if you are into wall murals there are a good number of murals around. Its definitely a place for those tourists who are looking for a little uniqueness in their visit
Written May 17, 2018
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Lianna S
Ospringe, UK324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Fed up with the faux glitz of Hollywood, loved MoMA and The Broad? Then the Arts District is a must! In the process of regeneration the street art is incredible and there are pop up shops, cafes and an excellent kids park. Take your time to explore the streets and discover new murals dotted on every available wall space.
Written April 22, 2018
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Phayao13
Stockholm, Sweden6,569 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
A hotbed for creators from all arenas, making it one of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods to visit. If you like street art, it's exciting to see these amazing wall paintings.The area is under the realm of the property owners and is likely to change at a rapid pace.Nice selection of exciting new shops, cafes, restaurants,
Written March 14, 2018
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ECAM53
Bogota, Colombia114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
This neighborhood is experiencing a transformation. Some areas are still abandoned, but once you find the right streets you will enjoy everyone of the graffitis and the work that local artists are developing in each wall bringing back to life this part of the city.
Written January 16, 2018
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Bram
Amsterdam, The Netherlands206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017
Visit this area if you really want to be and do something special. It breathes an amazing vibe and the breweries and food places are simply the best!
Written September 11, 2017
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TheBrasilian
Los Angeles, CA147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
This area (warehouse district) of downtown LA is undergoing massive redevelopment; and all for the better, in my opinion. What used to be run-down and (some) abandoned warehouses and factories is now being slowly transformed into a contemporary hip neighborhood. There are brand-new apartments, lofts and condominiums. There are new restaurants, retail shops and art galleries. I have never seen such a high concentration of young people in their 20s and 30s, as those living, working and shopping here. Re-development has been going on for about 10 years. The place has probably another 10 to 15 years to go until it matches the likes of New York City's SOHO, Chelsea, and Meatpacking Districts. This is definitely a walking neighborhood, so park your car and walk around. The one issue however, is that it can be a challenge to find parking. But it's there; you just have to drive around and look for it (meters, parking lots, etc.).
Written August 26, 2017
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