Thirty visual artists from The Culver City High Academy of Visual and Performing Arts will be exhibiting their artwork at The Brewery Art Walk on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The Brewery Art Walk is a twice annual open studio weekend at the world’s largest art complex in Los Angeles. With more than 100 participating resident artists, attendees will have the opportunity to see new works, speak with the artists, and purchase artwork directly from the artists’ studios.
AVPA art students will be showcased at the studio loft space of Cyndi Ortolano, located at 692 Moulton Ave Unit A. Artwork on view will include paintings, drawings, and digital imagery.
Each AVPA student will have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork, greet the public, and sell their pieces. Fourth year Academy art student Noel Baird shares her enthusiasm for this remarkable opportunity, "I feel completely honored to be a part of this year’s Brewery Art Walk. It's a once in a lifetime experience for high school students to exhibit and sell their artwork from a studio in downtown Los Angeles.
“ This event not only gives young artists the confidence to display their best works among established artists, but also the ability to communicate to the public about their art and gain recognition.”
Senior Emma Juncosa echoes the excitement surrounding their exhibition. “This is a great opportunity to have real experience with what is involved to put on an art show,’ sje said. ‘The Brewery Art Walk will give us the insight to see what it's like to be a working artist. I'm so excited to see our finished exhibition.”
Senior Amy Wong says, “It’s empowering to be exhibiting alongside experienced artists who have been doing this for years."
Started in 1982, this complex was once the Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery but was transformed into a space where artists could both live and work. The variety of art shown at this 16-acre campus ranges from traditional paintings to cutting-edge performances and installations.
Every spring and fall The Brewery holds an open studio weekend for the community to view the art and interact with the artists who also live in the space. The event and parking is free to the public, located at 2100 North Main Street, Los Angeles.