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The Arts District is one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Downtown L.A. area. From the district’s beginnings as Jean-Louis Vigne’s vineyard to an orchard growing mostly oranges and grapefruit, by the late 1800s it became an industrial center for railroads and manufacturing. Eventually, the railroads gave way to the trucking industry which moved to other L.A. County areas like Commerce in order to build larger buildings to accommodate their growing businesses.
In the 1970s, artists braved dangerous conditions and began to occupy the area’s dilapidated buildings, having been priced out of areas such as Venice and Hollywood. Eventually, they opened art galleries and began to develop these buildings themselves, thereby preserving a big part of LA’s industrial history.
The area underwent another downturn in the 1990s before being saved by Joel Bloom and his supporters, who officially renamed the area the “Arts District.” Today, it is home to many creatives, including those in green technology, architecture, and entertainment. It has become the embodiment of a community that has faced challenges and adversity, yet overcome. Some of the hottest real estate in the Downtown area has shifted to the trending Arts District. With some of the most avant-garde chefs in Los Angeles, art galleries, boutiques, bars, and walkability, it is clear why this area has turned all heads and become a beloved neighborhood for all to enjoy.
Click here for a map to many restaurants and shops: Arts District Guide