Coral Forest art installation debuts in the Fashion District

Coral Forest Art Installation in Downtown L.A.

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Art in Downtown L.A. is about to get a lot BIGGER! The LA Fashion District is excited to announce the official debut of the Coral Forest art installation, an interactive art piece by Los Angeles-based artist Doron Gazit. The Coral Forest art installation is composed of 10 separate larger-than-life-size pieces that can be reconfigured and displayed in various ways. The inflatable art piece uses air as a medium and explores how people interact with the element.

The public is invited to walk through, touch, and take selfies with the art.

View Coral Forest every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at THE WALL Farmer’s Market, located on Wall Street between 7th and 8th Streets in Downtown L. A. The installation will be set up in front of the So Cal Flower Market at 755 Wall St.

Doron Gazit is an environmental artist and industrial designer who focuses his art on air, line, and color. He has done art installations internationally and is based out of Los Angeles. His work has been featured everywhere from the New York Convention Center to the Dead Sea. Learn more about the artist and his work on July 14, 2016 during Downtown Art Walk. Gazit will be speaking about his work and inspiration for Coral Forest at Preux & Proper, where the art installation will also be displayed.

The piece was commissioned by the LA Fashion District Business Improvement District (BID) and curated by Carmen Zella as part of the Fashion District’s space activation initiative. Our goal is to take underutilized and/or less trafficked areas of the LA Fashion District and use art and culture to bring the community together around these spaces. By doing so, we hope to illustrate the full-potential of these streets and what a truly vibrant Downtown L.A. community looks like. The Coral Forest art installation is a mobile art piece and will be installed at various locations throughout the LA Fashion District this summer.

See our previous space activation projects here and here.

 

Art in Downtown Coral Forest by Doron Gazit

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Art in Downtown LA Coral Forest LA Flower District

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Please Note: Coral Forest will not be on display in the event of rain or inclement weather. The piece will be on display at the farmer’s market indefinitely.

LA Flower District Mother’s Day Hours 2016

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LA Flower District Mothers’ Day Hours 2016

The LA Fashion District encompasses the 6-block area of Downtown Los Angeles that is known as the LA Flower District, home to the country’s largest flower market and hundreds of independent flower vendors. Here you’ll find the freshest and most extensive selection of fresh-cut flowers, arrangements, bouquets, potted plants, and floral supplies. Wholesale vendors are open to the public, which means shoppers can save up to 70% off retail prices.

The LA Flower District Mother’s Day Hours 2016 will be as follows:

California Flower Mall, 825 S. San Pedro St.
Includes over 40 flower vendors and is free to the general public

Wednesday, May 4: 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 5: 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 6: 4:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 7: 4:30 a.m. –  Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8: Closing at 7:00 p.m.

Los Angeles Flower District, 766 Wall St.
More than 500,000 square feet of fresh cut flowers, potted plants, and floral accessories
Admission fee is $2 on weekdays and $1 on weekends

Wednesday, May 4: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 5: 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, May 6: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 7: 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8: 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Most flower vendors are CASH ONLY, so don’t forget to bring your cash! ATM machines are located in the flower marts for your convenience.

For tips on how to shop the flower district click here!

LA Flower District Valentine’s Day Hours 2016

LA Flower District - Tips for shopping the district on Valentine's Day

The LA Flower District, located within the LA Fashion District, will be extending its hours to the public beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Save up to 70% on Valentine’s Day flower by shopping direct from growers and wholesale vendors!

Extended hours will be as follows:

LA Flower Market 754 and 755 Wall St.
Wednesday, February 10: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, February 11: 6 a.m. 2 p.m.
Friday, February 12: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 13: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

California Flower Mall, 825 San Pedro St.
Wednesday, February 10: 4:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 11: 4:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, February 12: 4:30 a.m. – 12 midnight
Saturday, February 13: 4:30 a.m. open 24 hours through Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 6 p.m.

The LA Flower Market, along with the storefront businesses on Wall Street between 7th and 8th Streets, operate as the largest flower market on the West Coast. Admission fee is $1 on weekends and $2 on weekdays. The California Flower Mall, which includes over 40 vendors of traditional and exotic blooms, is free to the general public.

Tips for first-time shoppers:

  • Bring cash. Most vendors are strictly cash only.
  • Park in a private lot. The flower markets have their own private lots, and there are a number of nearby private parking lots. Visit www.fashiondistrict.org/parking to locate parking lots in the area.
  • Buy in bulk to save more. The LA Flower District offers the most affordable prices on pre-made bouquets and arrangements, but the best deals are on bulk flowers. Save up to 70% off retail prices by buying in bulk.
  • Come early. The flower district will get crowded. Plan to arrive as early as possible to shop from the best selection.
  • LA Marathon Ramp Closures – Alternative Route for Southbound 101
    LA Marathon is taking place on Valentine’s Day this year, and some US-101 Freeway ramps will be closed the morning of February 14th for the event. For Downtown L.A. access via S 101, exit Alameda Street or use S 110, exit Fourth Street. For Downtown L.A. access via N 101, exit Alameda Street or use S 110, exit Fourth Street.

The LA Flower District offers the largest selection of fresh-cut flowers, arrangements, bouquets and plants. It spans for six blocks in Downtown Los Angeles. See a map here.

Come play! Varenye x LA Fashion District Interactive Art Installation

 

Update: This installation has been put on hold until further notice. We will announce when it will be displayed at the Farmer’s Market next.

LA Fashion District is thrilled to announce the unveiling of Varenye x LA Fashion District, an interactive art installation during Downtown LA Art Walk. We’ve partnered with Do Art to bring Russian artist collective, Varenye Organism to Downtown LA. Varenye will be creating their first-ever Los Angeles installation exclusively for the LA Fashion District. Known for creating large-scale “social toys”, Varenye challenges the conventional art experience and invites onlookers to view, feel, and play with art in a new way.

Come play and immerse yourself in the abstract!

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6-10 p.m.
California Market Center (CMC) courtyard, 110 E 9th St.
at the corner of 9th and Main Streets

Artist Reception at Hotel Figueroa, 939 S Figueroa St. from 7-8 p.m.
Moderated by: Kimberly Brooks – Artist & Founding Editor, Huffington Post Arts Section
Hosted by: Hotel Figueroa, LA Fashion District BID, Do Art, South Park BID, Think Tank Gallery

Varenye Artist Reception

Hailing from Moscow, Varenye  describes itself as “a living factory of creative experiments.” Their installations are truly unique and meant to be fun and engaging. They are literally built for play! You can view one of their previous projects in the video below.


“Giant Abstract Connects” is a life-size puzzle pieces that are rearranged to take on new shapes. 

After Art Walk, Varenye x LA Fashion District will be on view every Saturday through the end of the year at The Wall Farmer’s Market, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Wall Farmer’s Market is located on Wall Street between 8th and 7th Streets. Visitors might randomly stumble on the installation during the week, as the art piece can be moved into other spaces.

The installation will join other notable works of public art in the Fashion District including Jonathan Borofsky’s Hammering Man at the California Market Center, Banksy’s “PARKing” at The Sparkle Factory (908 S. Broadway), and works by Blek le Rat and Shepard Fairey also at the Broadway location.

Varenye

LA Flower District Mother’s Day Hours 2015

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The LA Flower District will be extending its hours to the public for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, with select vendors open 24 hours on Saturday, May 9th, through Sunday, May 10th.

The extended hours for Mother’s Day week will be as follows:

California Flower Mall, 825 S. San Pedro St.
Includes over 40 flower vendors and is open and free to the general public

Wednesday, May 6: 4:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 7: 4:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, May 8: 4:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 9: 4:30 a.m. – OPEN 24 HOURS
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10: Open until 7 p.m.

Southern California Flower Growers & Los Angeles Flower Market of the American Florists Exchange, 754 & 755 Wall St.
More than 500,000 square feet of fresh cut flowers, potted plants, and floral accessories. Admission fee is $2 on weekdays and $1 on weekends

Wednesday, May 6: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, May 7: 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday, May 8: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 9: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Shoppers can save up to 70% on fresh-cut flowers, pre-made bouquets, and custom arrangements by shopping direct from flower importers and distributors. Bouquets and arrangements are created on the spot by in-house florists.

Shopping Tips:

  • Bring cash. Most vendors are cash only.
  • Arrive early for the best selection.
  • Know where to park. Find parking lots in/near the flower markets using this online directory.
  • This map will show where the flower vendors and markets are located.