August 20th will be the last ArtWalk for the year for El Segundo, which host three ArtWalks a year held on the Third Thursday. El Segundo is a city in Los Angeles County, California, which translates to The Second in English. Located on the Santa Monica Bay, it’s an official Beach City of LA where coastal bikinis and oil refineries meet.
Surfs up, as artists who once had no problem living and creating on the beach still help the City keep its reputation as the most business-friendly city in L.A. County. This year’s Art Walk takes place August 20th, from 5-9pm in the downtown and Smoky Hollow area of El Segundo with almost every gallery and local business participating in support of the arts including food trucks, shuttle tours, live music, live art, and the California sun.
Smoky Hollow Studios will host a charity event in their art filled parking lot for Portraits of Hope a program aimed at enriching the lives of children and adults who may be coping with adversity or serious illness through their creative, educational, high-profile, one-of-a-kind projects.
El Segundo Chamber of Commerce takes part in the action with a mixer which incorporates strolling through Downtown El Segundo and Smoky Hollow discovering art, live music, great food and more! All in a continuing effort to rejuvenate its aging Smoky Hollow industrial district into a “fashionable enclave of offbeat office buildings and workshops meant to attract people in creative fields such as entertainment, technology and advertising”.
Once again thanks to the arts people are becoming attracted to old warehouses and manufacturing buildings that are now in demand and can command higher rents than traditional high-rises in Smoky Hollow…great job artists!!!