Frogtown Artwalk Was Hoppin’

The second Frogtown Artwalk was held this past weekend in LA, which had many LA residents asking themselves one very important question: Where the heck is Frogtown? A tiny strip of space along the LA River, Elysian Valley (as the residents there prefer it be called) is a booming little neighborhood for creative types that’s just getting discovered. Even if you missed this one, don’t worry, Frogtown is covered with murals like these that you can see any day of the week.

We weaved through a maze of studios and workshops occupied by artists, architects, photographers, furniture designers, and fabricators with an incredibly diverse crowd. Seeing how the occupants had tricked out their spaces was part of the fun.

Architect Tracy Stone‘s unique live-work space served as the social hub of the walk; sundown at the Blake Art Studios, a great group of spaces for about a dozen artists on the Los Angeles River. The river in this neck of the woods, by the way, is lush with vegetation and filled with chirping birds, unlike what some magazines are reporting.

No one should be without James Piatt‘s AK-47 purse and brass knuckle clutch, or…whatever those other things are.

Circuits and Poetry hack kids’ instruments, turning them into synthesizers; a group of local emerging artists impressed us with their interpretative performance entitled “Wheelies While Riding Through Crowds at 30mph.”

More from the Frogtown permanent collection.

Some pics by Emily Burton.