Published on Nov 4, 2013
Film by Eric Minh Swenson. Produced by Kristine Schomaker. Music by Suzen Juel and the Gardner Chamber Orchestra.
The Brewery Art Complex is pleased to feature some of the most pioneering artists in the Los Angeles area. Located northeast of downtown, off the 5 Freeway at the Main Street exit, sits 18 acres of creative energy, artistic dreams and a little piece of historic LA. (http://www.breweryartwalk.com) Housed in the industrial buildings of the complex is a uniquely vibrant and creative community. Roughly 500 artists live and work at The Brewery and for 30 years, they have opened their studios to the public for a biannual Artwalk.
Resident artists have been experimenting with 3D printing, immersive 3D environments, LED light sculpture, high tech and high class furniture design, contemporary fashion and environmental design, new media, computer and digital art, performance art as well as painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass works, printmaking and street art.
A functional brewery from 1897 through 1979, the Brewery Art Complex began its second life in 1982 when the city of Los Angeles passed the Artist-In-Residence law, a housing code that gave artists the right to rent live/work space in industrially zoned buildings.
In July 1997, the LA Weekly called The Brewery, "the world's largest artist-in-residence community" and in a March 1999 Los Angeles Times article The Brewery was quoted as the "world's largest art complex."
The Brewery Artwalk and open studios is a twice annual event held over a weekend at the world's largest art complex. With over 100 participating resident artists, you will have the opportunity to see new works, discover new favorites, speak with the artists and purchase artwork directly from the artists' studios. The Artwalk takes place in the Spring and Fall, 11:00 am -- 6:00 pm
Admission is free and so is parking. Come and support LA's finest artists, take home some great works and dine at the on-site restaurant. If you have questions or require more information, please contact us via email or mail:
Brewery Art Association c/o i5 Gallery
2100 North Main Street, Unit A10
Los Angeles, CA 90031
For more info on Eric Minh Swenson or project inquiries visit his website: www.thuvanarts.com
ART FILM SERIES: www.thuvanarts.com/take1
Living the Dream
For me, being an artist is more than painting alone in my studio. I am inspired by other artists, off-beat adventures and spectacle. I curate exhibitions, collaborate on large public art installations, am an occasional color consultant and interior designer and sometimes I sculpt. I seem to do a lot of writing, but that's just business. I live an art-filled life. Thanks for coming along for the ride.