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An Arts District Love Affair

Since moving to LA in September, I’ve only had a short window of time to explore my new city. Despite the restrictions placed on the activities I could do and places I could explore due to COVID, I was still able to squeeze in time to discover some of what Los Angeles has to offer. After spending time in the Arts District, I can confidently say that it is one of my favorite neighborhoods to hang out in. It began as an industrial area with factories and warehouses, eventually becoming home to many artists who rented out studios in the area in the 1970s (according to Trip Savvy).  Since then, it has blossomed into a trendy hub of art, restaurants, and maker co-ops. The neighborhood has something to offer for everyone, from its beautiful and inspiring art murals to its great restaurants, breweries, and shopping. Here’s a look at one of my favorite neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

Credit: Trip Savvy

Here are a couple of the beautiful murals covering the buildings of the Arts District. The first photo is of The 4th Street Collaboration by Christina Angelina and Fanakapan, and the second photo is the Aspire to Inspire mural by WRDSMTH. Fun fact about these works of art according to Trip Savvy: most of them were made in defiance of the ban placed on murals instated by the city from 2003 to 2013. This bit of history adds so much character and personality to the neighborhood, making it that much cooler!

Credit: Taste The World

These are a couple of the amazing restaurants in the neighborhood, with Würstkuche being a personal favorite. They serve delicious German sausages, fries, and beer with indoor and outdoor seating. The Pie Hole, in the second photo, offers both savory and sweet pies, coffee, and tea.

Credit: Curbed Los Angeles

Here are the two breweries you can find in the neighborhood. The first picture is of the Arts District Brewing Company. During non-COVID times, you can enjoy a beer, some food, and a variety of arcade games. My friend, who introduced me to this neighborhood, said this brewery holds video game tournaments on occasion – so cool! The second photo is of Angel City Brewery where you can get amazing beer in an awesome, open venue and enjoy the food truck they have parked right outside.

Credit: On The Grid

You can find local sellers who come to sell their art, vintage pieces, and other curated items at the Arts District Co-op. During non-COVID times they occasionally have bands playing live music while you shop.

This is just a small slice of what the Arts District has to offer. My advice is to come check it out yourselves to truly experience this historic neighborhood! There might even be a special surprise for you Lovestitch lovers… ;) Follow us on IG @lovestitchclothing to stay up to date on what’s coming.

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