East Village Arts
neighborhood is a great place to take a walking tour to see
the public art and 1920s architecture. This area is
experiencing a gentrification which means that there is a
mix of buildings and businesses -- some old, some newly
Coffee houses for the young, hip
residents sit side by side with barbershops for their
longtime East Village neighbors. But the public art
makes it more than just another gentrifying neighborhood.
Starting at Ocean and Elm, walk north
and east to find murals, sculpture and painted kiosks at
every turn. Along Elm there are a few art
galleries featuring local painters and artisans.
District ends at the
of Latin American Art (MOLAA) at 7th and Alamitos,
which contains a superb collection of world-class paintings
and sculpture from North, Central and South America as well
as the Caribbean.
And here is some of the art you will
see as you walk around the area: