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The LA River path in Frogtown with skateboarders, pedestrians and bike riders.



The 2023 Illuminate the Night Festival strives to be a car-free, bike-friendly, low-impact festival. The event stretches from Fletcher Dr. to the Taylor Yard Pedestrian Bridge to the south.

See below for information on how to take mass transit and/or ride your bike to the Artwalk. We also have information on where to find accessible parking stalls and bathrooms and where the accessible access points to the river path are located. Scroll to bottom for a map of the venues.

Please respect our Elysian Valley residential neighborhood, and park on Riverside Drive, or take one of these alternate transportation options.


If you prefer to visit by car, we strongly recommend that you travel to the Frogtown area using a ride-share company. We have designated rideshare drop-off and pick up locations on the periphery of the neighborhood to reduce traffic inside Elysian Valley. You will be able to easily walk from these locations to the festival venues. Please direct your rideshare vehicle to any of the following locations:

NORTH: 2479 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles CA 90039

CENTRAL: 2902 Knox Ave LA 90039

SOUTH: 2431 Dallas St LA 90031


EAST: 17 Via Molina, LA 90065 (Cypress Park Side - walk down maintenance road to cross over Taylor Yard Pedestrian Bridge)

Rideshare tip: park your car in either Elysian Park or Griffith Park, and take a ride-share from there!

Projected Visions, 2020

Simplified map showing the location of Frogtown in relation to Dodger Stadium, the LA River and Downtown Los Angeles



Elysian Valley/Frogtown is served by the Metro 96 Bus line and the Metro Gold Line:

BUS: Metro 96 to Riverside/Newell,

          Stop ID: 18104 or 18089

METRO: Gold Line to Lincoln/Cypress Stop

                387 W. Ave 26, Los Angeles 90031

Metro tip: take your bike on the Metro and ride to the Artwalk from the stop!

Elysian Valley/Frogtown is easily accessed via the shared LA River Bicycle/Pedestrian Path. NOTE: for the first time, Frogtown is also accessible from the Cypress Park side of the river via the new Taylor Yard Pedestrian Bridge.


Bike tip: alternately, park and lock your bikes at Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park (but be aware that the park closes at sundown)!

Bike to the artwalk
Mass Transit


Most of the venues can be accessed via the shared LA River Bicycle/Pedestrian Path.


To help you navigate the 1.5 mile long route through the artwalk, Awesome Pedicab will be back with their, well, awesome (AND FREE), pedicabs to ferry visitors along the river path from Fletcher to the new Taylor Yard Pedestrian Bridge and back.

A few accessible parking stalls are available on a first come, first served basis at the Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park (but please note, this park closes at sundown).

The river path can be accessed comfortably from this park, and from the Taylor Yard Pedestrian Bridge. Other access points are available at the end of Newell St, from Fletcher Dr, and through Spoke Bicycle Cafe at the end of Coolidge St.

Accessible bathrooms are located at Frogtown Brewery (2931 Gilroy), Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park, Spoke Bicycle Cafe (3050 N. Coolidge), Justine's Wine Bar (2029 Blake Ave), 1901 Blake Ave (enter community room off the river path), and in the garden at 1839 Blake Ave.

Man driving a pedi-cab
Rideshare dropoffs
View of the LA River path during a Frogtown Artwalk event with pedestrians and a pedicab with an Awesome Pedicabs sign on the back

Photo: Gary Leonard


Click here for a full list of activities at each venue

Map of 2023 Illuminate the night event
ITN map
Young girl surrounded by hanging strands of purplish lights in an installation by Light Riders

Installatin by Light Riders - 2022

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