It is officially Fall in Culver City and if you’re looking for a perfect way to usher in the new season with the whole family, Culver City’s Annual Art Walk and Roll Festival is exactly how to do it–this Saturday, Oct 6th, 12-6pm.
Executive Director of the Culver City Arts District, Michael Russell sums it up, “The Culver City Art Walk & Roll Festival is a tremendous opportunity to showcase this diverse creative community to a much broader audience.”
Russell continues, “This year’s event will be the biggest and best one yet because of the tireless efforts of a coalition of small business owners, artists, residents and developers who are passionate about the Culver City Arts District.”
The Arts Festival will take over the Culver City Arts District with its first ever street closure stretching along Washington Boulevard from McManus to Caroline Avenue, making way for a popup marketplace with art vendors, food trucks, wine and beer gardens and lots of fun kid activities.
There’ll be a neighborhood block party, and, of course, easy access to the amazing art galleries our Arts District has to offer.
Linh Montgomery, co-owner of Procolo.co, a boutique co-working space located in the Arts District where the Art Walk team met throughout the year to organize the event, will be hosting an open house and exhibit at Procolo by renowned photographer Randall Michelson.
There’ll be two stages set up with musical performances of all kinds ranging from “Bollywood Psychedelia,” (ok…I’m very curious), SKA (SKA is still around?), Jazz, Blues, and Rock.
The Main Stage will be located on McManus and La Cienega, and Stage 2 on Sherborne and Washington. See the performance schedule and lineup.
In addition to an afternoon of art and music appreciation, festival goers will have a fun opportunity to go green by experiencing “a whole world of electric mobility” with a two-part electric scooter education and first-ever group ride event called “ReCharge.”
Hosted by LACoMotion, participants will be able to test out the gamut of e-vehicles, including electric scooters, e-bikes, e-boards, e-skates from a wide variety of brands and manufacturers.
If you’ve been wondering what all the hype is with all this e-stuff, ReCharge is the perfect chance to figure out whether you love it or hate it (It might be time to believe the hype!).
Ken Mand, who is a board member of Arts District Residents Association shares, “We are excited that the goals of the City adopted Transit Oriented District (TOD) Visioning Study will be advanced and promoted during the Festival, by allowing people hands on opportunities to test ride and learn about cutting edge personal electric vehicles (PEV). These PEVs are tangible alternatives to single occupancy car use.”
The group ride will meet on the corner of Wesley Street and National Boulevard at 2:15 pm and take off at 2:30 pm.
Shona Gupta, Art Walk Volunteer, talks about why the festival holds a special place in her heart. Gupta says, “One of my favorite Culver City moments (from several years ago) was attending a Culver City Art Walk with Erik Paesel…little did I know I was going on an Art Walk with my future husband!
Gupta continues, “I loved the energy of Washington Blvd and was thrilled to take in the emerging artists from the galleries that dotted La Cienega Blvd. Fast forward MANY years — I can’t WAIT for this year’s Art Walk!”