ART WALK AT BATCHELDERS – ART WALK NEWS
ART WALK AT BATCHELDERS

ART WALK AT BATCHELDERS

BATCHELDERSEPTWelcome indie artists back to the DTLA Art Walk. Although permits havent been sanctioned to put on grand outdoor events inside the Historic Core, there is no need to risk hefty fines for setting up on the sidewalks, exposing your art to the elements or trampling feet…The Art Walk News is sponsoring an cozy indoor event, just in time for the chilly fall and winter months.

Located inside the epicenter across the street from DTLA Burger, and adjacent to Homme + Femme, Roy Alexander Gallery, and the Tamale Cafe, this event is expected to host up to 2000 people throughout its 5 hour opening every 2nd Thursday of the Month in DTLA.

Book now to participate in the DTLA Art Walk – ART WALK AT BATCHELDERS seeks independent artisans, jewelry and crafts, massage, spiritual, non profit and art institutions to display, expose and sell their works. Prices  range from $50 – $150.

Ernest A. Batchelder (1875–1957) was an American artist and educator who made Southern California his home in the early 20th century. He is famous as a maker of art tiles and as a leader in the American Arts and Crafts Movement.

His life took a turn in 1909 when, behind his house overlooking the Arroyo Seco, he built a kiln and entered the business of creating hand-crafted art tiles. The tiles were hugely popular, and by the 1920s, Batchelder’s tiles could be found in homes and buildings across the United States. Batchelder’s prominence in Southern California’s art community included his involvement in the founding of the Pasadena Art Institute and his membership in the Pasadena Society of Artists. Batchelder was also the third Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Pasadena Playhouse, to which he contributed an original tile fireplace and fountain (recently restored).

The Batchelder House built in Pasadena, California, in the early 1900s, and where he set up his first kiln, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The current resident, Dr. Robert Winter, wrote the definitive Batchelder history, Batchelder Tilemaker (Balcony Press, 1999, 112 pp, ISBN 1-890449-03-2). Although the house is not open to the public, some Batchelder tiles, stamped with heraldic animals and figures, may be found on the walkway in front of the dwelling.

Today, Batchelder’s Chocolate Shop is newly unmasked and serves as a tour destination for the Los Angeles Conservancy on the weekends. During the DTLA Art Walk the space doubles as an exhibition hall and artisan craft shop.

There have been problems with plans to reopen the Chocolate Shop due to it not being able to obtain the proper permits to sell food. To help with progress visit CHANGE.ORG.

 

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For vendor booking or to showcase your designs please contact: read@artwalknews.com

 

READ MORE IN THE LA TIMES

 

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/01/local/la-me-dutch-chocolate-shop-20120802