art walk news testimonial


Stay strong Keri! You’re what’s right with DTLA! Let’s keep it positive, and remember we need more people like you in DTLA! — Roberto Chaidez, Art Walk Patron

“You are amazing Ms. Keri!!! I admire your passion, love & commitment to provide a place of positivity, nourishment & love for the LA Arts community… We appreciate you and all that you do…. Please keep doing great work… You Rock!!! ♡♡♡” Jackie Libiano, DTLA resident & Art Walk Patron


G.R.A.W.N (Gallery Row Art Walk News) – Keri Freeman CEO of ART WALK NEWS

Dear Ms. Freeman, Thank you for your generous contribution through the new ART WALK NEWS initiative. Connecting art lovers & artists to local charitable causes is visionary thinking! We will be applying your donation towards our new Outreach & Education program we call the Street Tree Team. This program engages low income downtown residents with our tree-planting efforts. Industrial District Green works hard to improve the livability of the industrial neighborhoods of downtown through the implementation and maintenance of community based greening and open space projects. – Katherine McNenny Co-Founder, Director of Outreach & Education, Industrial District Green 


Dear Keri Freeman,

Thank you so much for facilitating the Art Walk News initiative to raise money for art supplies store gift certificates benefiting Lamp Arts Program during July 2015 Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk.   Collaboration is at the core of our program’s mission and sustainability.  Lamp Arts Program is made possible by Lamp Community, a non-profit that ends homelessness of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable individuals, primarily adults with mental illness, through a continuum of services and housing, enabling them to reach their highest level of self-sufficiency and community integration. – Hayk Makhmuryan, Arts Program Coordinator, Lamp Community

Thank you for inviting HomeFront Rising to participate in Art Appetite at the Downtown ArtWalk. It’s always valuable to simultaneously raise funds and awareness, and in this case it was even better than usual, because we were gifted with a rare opportunity to have fun in the process. In our neighborhood! I salute YOU. – Jeff Norman, Home Front Rising Non ProfitDOWNLOAD PDF

“We are so appreciative of your support! Thank you so very much for making space to educate and to remind people about critically important animal welfare issues like spay/neuter/vaccinate/adopt” – Melanie Pozez, Bark Avenue Foundation

“Thank you for stopping by our neck of the woods and giving us the spotlight.” – Virginia Arce, DAC Gallery Non-Profit

“WOW! Yes, I did indeed see the cover story, very well done! I did find it by accident at a very appropriate time. Thanks again.  I will be sure to keep you in the loop with other projects that are currently brewing.Your friend in art,” – Andre Miripolsky, Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk Board/Artist

“The last edition of the paper was great. Keep up the good work!” – Joe Moller, Former Executive Director Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk Board

“Thank you so much…it really means a lot and made me look really good. I already had an upscale interior design company contact me…So thank you!” – Matt Blackwell, Artist

“I’m always looking for ways to promote my business and so far the only local advertising that I’ve done that’s worked outside of handing out postcards/fliers has been advertising in TheGRAWN.” – Peter Berdard, Create Your Health Teas

“My name is Marco and I just opened a small restaurant. I talked to several business owners and they mention The Grawn as a great way to let people know what we are all about and what we are doing.” – Marcos Rodriguez, Natural Selections

“TheGrawn is the real deal – writing stories about the grassroots of downtown, and the future of the art scene to come. It’s a monthly “must read!” – Nathan Cartwright, The Hive

“Holy crap, I need to go on a diet…But, the paper looks great. I will get it up and out to everyone.” – Phillip Dane, LA EventCo

“Hats off to the team at TheGrawn! Their upbeat attitude is a welcomed energy and we thank them for their commitment to supporting the art, galleries and artists of Downtown. Thanks again! Cheers! With respect,” – Erik & Margaret Jerumanis, Norbertellen Gallery

“TheGrawn just Rocked!” – Colette Miller, Artist

“Thank you so much for the cover and merch booth. We appreciate your professionalism and look forward to working with you in the future.” – Sand One, Muralist