On August 13th, in partnership with Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Landscape Architecture, we hosted an event as part of the Department of Cultural Affair’s Public Art Biennial conCURRENT: LA WATER at Art Share LA. This Biennial used art as a platform for the exchange of ideas around critical issues our city faces together. Our event ‘The Los Angeles Arts District Green Alley Project’ included a panel discussion about local water issues, ‘The Art of Drought Show’ curated by Art Share, and a self guided alley tour of five Arts District alleys activated for the day also known as ‘green alley pop ups’.
For the past two years IDG’s Gabrielle Newmark has been coordinating, planning and advocating for alternative/innovative green alleys in the Arts District. As a landscape architect Gabrielle has always been interested in open space opportunities in dense urban environments.