LA Agenda: Design and Arts Events in Southern California


Take a walk on the sustainable side with the Wilshire Center Art and Architecture Walk. Nestled in one of Los Angeles’s oldest ‘hoods, this monthly self-guided tour will take you on-foot to vintage Hollywood apartments, sky-high buildings, and historic architectural elements. Hop along the route and indulge in popular restaurants, pub crawls, and eye-opening art galleries, and experience a taste of sustainable urban living in LA. Every 3rd Thursday of the month), 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., 3790 Wilshire Boulevard.

Show your support for the designers of tomorrow at MashUp, the 4th Annual Southern California Student Design Exhibition, sponsored by the International Interior Design Association. Aspiring designers will have the opportunity to showcase their portfolio, share their passion for decor, and meet and mingle with professionals in the interior design industry. Request a ticket if you would like to attend and admire the work of these talented students. May 30, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.,Woodbury University, Ahmanson Gallery, 7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Photo by Christina Craemer/AIALA

Artist Christina Craemer explores a new way to view bodies of water by manipulating light with a camera lens. Her newest series, “A Line of Water,” showcases the beauty of waterfalls in their various locals. Craemer’s dreamy and surreal images illustrate how architecture, nature, and design interact with each other in unique, abstract ways. Through May 31, American Institute of Architects, 3780 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800. 
Life moves pretty fast, so why not slow down and take a look around you – and above you! Downtown’s Bunker Hill has undergone some major transformations, but it strives to keep some of its historic elements in the midst of more contemporary renovations. The Modern Skyline Walking Tour will highlight plazas, sky scrapers, and public art mainstays and share stories that have made these design elements a part of LA history. Every Saturday in May and June, 2 p.m., – 4:30 p.m., 532 South Olive Street.
Japanese Gardens are known for their striking beauty, abundance of color, and quaint nature. The San Diego Museum of Art welcomes author Kendall Brown, Ph.D., who will speak about the exquisite beauty of Japanese Gardens of North America. Informative and inspiring for experienced green thumbs and inquisitive tourists alike, this lecture will leave you in awe of the botanical masterpieces. May 30, 1 p.m., 1450 El Prado.

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