Took a trip over to The Brewery Artwalk with @jewelrybill (his instagram), to the spring open studio weekend at the worlds largest art complex. With over 100 participating resident artists, we had the opportunity to see new works, discover new favorites, speak with the artists and purchase artwork directly from the artists’ studios.
The Brewery Arts Complex began in 1982 at the site of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery. With the passing of the Artist-In-Residence code, artists could rent live/work space in industrially zoned buildings. Renting only to artists is their policy to this day.
In July 1997, the LA Weekly labeled it “the world’s largest artist-in-residence community” and in a March 1999 Los Angeles Times article The Brewery was quoted as the “world’s largest art complex.”
These are true lofts, not apartments, in industrial buildings that are a part of what has become a uniquely vibrant and creative community. Absolutely worth every moment spent. Free admission and parking.