Neighborhood Walk and Draw

Join us for an afternoon of exploring and drawing the Frogtown neighborhood! The series of walking tours will focus on taking the time to come together, slow down, share experiences and look carefully at our surroundings.

A short walk will be lead by a local expert who will share what our neighborhood means to them. While we listen to the unique stories of our guide, we’ll stop along the way to make observational drawings or notations, lead by artist and illustrator Rosie Brand. This month’s neighborhood guide is Damian Robelo, who plans to show us some of his favorite Frogtown spots. We will explore how the verdant nature of the river integrates amongst urban views, as well as pass by some local art installations.

Come along if you would like to learn more about the neighborhood, make some art or just enjoy the walk!

This event is bilingual, family-friendly and free.

Please bring preferred drawing supplies and a bottle of water. Please note that seating may not always be on offer for drawing activities — we may choose to gather along the river bank or sidewalk. If you prefer to have something to sit on you’re welcome to bring blankets or portable seats that are not too cumbersome.

Rosie Brand is a British artist and educator living in north-east Los Angeles. She works with illustration, writing, ceramic sculpture and graphic narratives. Rosie’s work explores a study of stories, communities and identity. With her workshops, she endeavors to expand past skills-based art education, putting an emphasis on concept, collaboration and ideas development, bringing the community together under the umbrella of art-making.

Damian Robledo is a Frogtown resident & Native Angeleno, a founder of River Wild, LA River Cafe, and Chicken+Egg Co-Op.