To respect the health and safety of our creative community, the Elysian Valley Arts Collective regrets to inform everyone that we will be postponing the biennial Frogtown Artwalk to October 2021 due to the Covid-19 quarantine and the stay-at-home order in Los Angeles.
EVAC values our local creative community here in Elysian Valley, and the creative community at large. We have created an online initiative called "FROGTOWN 2020", a working collective archive of experiences and narratives expressed through the arts during the quarantine.
What the Critics are saying...
"The Frogtown Artwalk was the catalyst to our decision in devoting our walls to showcasing local artists on a regular basis. We feel that our small gallery space provides a vital connection to the culture and history of our area, and we have seen its direct impact in bringing our little community closer together. Thank you for all your great effort in helping local artists find their way to us and other local opportunities to share their passion with others!"
Frogtown Brewery Owner, Mike Voss in 2019
"The Frogtown Artwalk has been a welcome addition to the existing area fabric, which is uniquely diverse. In has been a joy to see the EV community take ownership and participate openly in all forms of artistic expression. In my capacity as head of the Elysian Valley Neighborhood Watch and in collaboration with the EVAC, a local street tagger was moved to put his work to canvas, given “Space” alongside the NW table (an action remarkable in itself) resulting in all art work sold. Since, “Space” has gone on to show in multiple galleries and been commissioned for individual work. I have one of his pieces adorning my office, another my vacation home and know of one in the very office of our LAPD Captain. It is no stretch to say that the Frogtown Artwalk has favorably impacted lives in Elysian Valley."
Community Member, David Delatorre in 2019
"The Frogtown Artwalk feels like a block party or street fair, something small and local...Except for NOMAD Gallery, and in-your-face screenprinting studio...and reMADE Studios, which showed gently evocative wood and steel furniture from local designers, all the galleries were local businesses that had transformed for the night."
LA Weekly, Sam Bloch in 2013
"The Frogtown Artwalk is an example of neighborhood-driven and organic economic development...Elysian Valley's Artwalk is a leading example of what smaller scale economic development and arts initiatives can exemplify."
KCET.org Writer, George Villanueva in 2013
"As a Frogtown native, it's incredibly inspiring to see an event that not only celebrates the arts, but is also geared towards the local community. Faced with the complex nuances of arts as a form of both gentrification and displacement, the work of EVAC is meaningful, thoughtful, and inclusive."
Board Member and Resident, Helen Leung in 2019