When the summertime comes there is a lot of opportunity to go out and do stuff…and at the same time, bolster the local economy. So why not take advantage of this and feel good about yourself as you are giving back? Here are some local ideas to get you started.
First off check out the Art District Co-Op; an amazingly thriving cultural scene that can be found at the Eastside of DTLA. When you go there check out the really amazing things to buy, uniquely created by your very own Los Angelenos who have made the Art District their home. A fab way of supporting local art.
Also at the Factory Place Complex (located in LA’s Arts District) this group of buildings is brimming with live/work lofts. Again an artist’s haven, locals can purchase fantastic locally-created art as well as some of the best eateries LA has to offer.
And then for something completely different, enjoy the velvet-based museum — Velveteria which offers velvet paintings in Chinatown. Again, by local artists, for local residents.
It’s always a great time to support one’s local economy but during the summer when you’re spending money anyway, this seems like an even better opportunity.