Welcome to L.A’s Art District!
It may seem like a no man’s land at first glance, but the Downtown Arts District in Los Angeles is a whole ‘nother beast when you take a closer look. Equal parts warehouse wasteland and burgeoning hub for LA’s young, professional and creative, the Arts District is the city’s neighborhood to watch. And with approximate limits of Second Street to Seventh Street and Alameda Street and the LA River, surprisingly, the Southeast section of Downtown is totally walkable.
Sprinkled amidst these perimeters are the makings of a community rich in character, featuring stylish galleries, handsome coffee shops, socially conscious boutiques and some of the best restaurants and bars. These pockets of budding establishments lie amidst a stretch of early 20th-century warehouses—many ex-factories—some of which are deserted, but all of which hold the promise of artist studios and loft apartments with exposed brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Shout out to TIME OUT for the topic !