The Brewery Arts Complex held their bi-annual Art Walk this past weekend. Known for being the world’s largest Arts Complex, it houses over 500 artists, the majority of which opened their studios to show their work.
Patrons came from all over Los Angeles to see the art and take part in the festivities.
Built in 1903, The Brewery began as an Edison Steam Power Plant that was later converted into a Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery. It was later converted into a colony for artists. For over 3 years, the Brewery has opened its studios biannually to the public.
A maze of warehouses, winding staircases, smoke stacks, and freight elevators, The Brewery is an easy place to get lost in.
Art was purchased, beers were consumed, and non-Brewery Residents were able to meet the artists where they work and live.
The most surprising thing to most people coming to the Brewery for the first time is how different each loft is inside. Each loft has its own unique personality, and stepping into a loft is like stepping into an alternate universe. Photography, sculpture, performance art, and painting are just a few of the creative outlets used by the residents to express their vision.
Getting to see the place where the artists live and work adds a whole new level of understanding for the experiencer. The next Brewery Art Walk will be held in the fall of 2014.
All photos by Cat Doss
Cat Doss is an artist/writer/filmmaker/performer living in the Los Angeles area. She was born in Huntington, West Virginia. A classically trained painter and a winner of multiple awards in various disciplines, Cat refuses to confine herself to one medium preferring to experiment with her work and investigate the workings behind the creative process. Her art can currently be found at Facebook.com/someassemblyrequired