Preview: Arts District Alliance: “Uniting the World Through Art”

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Arts District Alliance, a project of Arts District Community Council LA (ADCCLA) in collaboration with community partners are bringing a dynamic weeklong cultural exchange program, titled “Uniting the World through Art” to the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District from Tuesday January 20 – Sunday January 25.

The program dates were designed as a Continuum with the LA Art Show programming, where the Beijing artists were exhibiting with CM2 Space and ME Art Gallery.

To offer a a connection between the two Arts Districts, there will be four artists from China’s 798 Beijing Arts District that include: Edward Chung, Guo Jijiang, Tinly Wong, and Liu DaDi, who are residing in live/work lofts provided by ADCCLA, and four artists from Los Angeles that include: Fred Hoerr, Tammy Holmgren, Osceola Refetoff and Laura Velkei.

The artists from 798 Beijing and Los Angeles will be sharing their photographic perspectives through two gallery opening receptions and public events, including a public tour on wednesday from 11:00am – 1:30pm by Cartwheel Art Tours. 

For the 2015 “Uniting the World through Art” inaugural exchange, ADCCLA has proudly partnered with Weimei Chen, Director of Chinese Art Affairs for the LA Art Show to showcase the growth of art and photography in Beijing, China.

Sponsors of this event include Bread Lounge, Cartwheel Art and Cartwheel Art Tours, Chinatown Business Improvement District, Council District 14, Daily Dose, LA Art Show, The Pie Hole and The Corner Store.

Schedule of Events: 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

7:00PM Lot 613 Opening Reception (FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC) – Facebook invite. Lot 613 is located at 613 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

11:00AM – 1:30pm Walking tour of North Arts District (PUBLIC TOUR)  – For more information on the Arts District Alliance Tour by Cartwheel Art Tours, visit Cartwheel Art and to purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite.  Meets at Art Share LA located at 801 E.4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013

7:00PM at Art Share L.A. Opening Reception (FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC) – Facebook invite. Art Share L.A. is located at 801 E.4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

For more information on the overall programming, visit Arts District Alliance.

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Osceola Refetoff, LA photographer.


Zhong Xudong, 798 Beijing Photographer


Fred Hoerr


Laura Velkei, LA Photographer

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Huang Tianchi, 798Beijing PhotographerADA-flyer-v0.3

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