A Student Publication of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA


A Student Publication of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA


A Student Publication of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA


Don’t Just Talk the Talk-Walk the Art

Downtown LA’s artists come together to showcase their art

One of the most impactful things in the world is art. No matter what kind of art it is, it can be perceived in so many ways depending on who sees it. On the second Thursday of every month, Downtown LA hosts an art walk on Spring Street. Created to bring the local art community together, artists showcase their art to anyone who walks by.

Live art at the Downtown LA Art Walk

Walking through the streets, there are many different kinds of art that can be seen right away. Some vendors play music to bring people closer, while others light up incense to attract a crowd through to the smell. Regardless, everyone is intrigued.

On one block of the street, an artist, Jesus Bones, is sketching in their notebook. Bones is a barista by day and an artist by night, meaning they not only draw, but they also do music as well. You can find Bones’ Instagram here.

Jesus Bones at the Downtown LA Art Walk

Continuing to walk down the block, more people are not only selling their art, but are also selling clothing and jewelry. Each piece of jewelry that is being shown has someone looking and observing it.

Standing in front of his own huge mural is a man who is doing a live art demonstration. Someone is chosen to sit in a chair as Robert Vargas sketches them right on the spot. Watching the process unfold is a group of people who are blocking the whole sidewalk. Vargas explains that he just came back from Nashville working with the shoe company Vans. His whole goal is to bring the community together with his art. He plans on using the portraits he does at art walks for his book titled “Portraits of the World.” You can find Vargas’ Instagram here.

Robert Vargas at the Downtown LA Art Walk

The next art walk will be taking place on April 11. With a continuous cycle of new and old artists, art lovers will find something that makes them fall back in love with art again.

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Andy Lizarraga
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Andy Lizarraga is the Arts & Entertainment Editor for SAC.Media.

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