2015 DTLA Art Walk: Dillart Photo Recap

This month, I finally had the chance to take a stroll to the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, which normally occurs on the second Thursday of every month.

For February, the Art Walk Lounge had a special exhibit to commemorate  the life and work of hip hop producer, James Yancey, better known as  J. Dilla. J Dilla made beats for artists like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Slum Village, Busta Rhymes, and Erykah Badu to name a few. His signature sound made of sampled vinyls and shuffled drum beats inspired the sound of producers like Kanye West’s debut College Dropout. To get an idea of Dilla’s unique sound, listen to this track featuring Common and D’Angelo.

 

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Lightworks by Fuse Green

 

The Dillart exhibit featured a handful of works inspired by Dilla’s music.

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This piece by Jeremy Quant uses Dilla’s incorporates his production credits to make his face

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Artist Apreal Showers showed off her wood burnt works.

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by Fuse Green

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by Fuse Green

 

The back half of the Art Walk Lounge had an exhibit for artist Ashleigh Sumner’s mixed media works.

 

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There was even a DJ to set the mood for the gallery.

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 After the Art Walk Lounge, I made my way up Spring Street and came across some interesting pieces from the booths that lined the busy walk way.

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Can you name all of the characters in the picture below?

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Hand Crafted Creations by Neal aka Smurf

To see more of Neal’s work visit: StreetRebirth.com

 

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Canvas Piece by Kyle Kristy

 

 Kyle Kristy’s work can be found here: KyleKristy.com


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