Press Contacts:
Wicks Walker, Board of Directors, Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk
Bonnie Tseng,Board of Directors, Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk
Email: artwalkla@gmail.com

September 25th, 2010 (Los Angeles, CA) — The Downtown Art Walk event scheduled for October 14th will proceed as planned. The announcement made to the media on Friday by Jay Lopez, the former director of the event, was made on his own initiative without authorization or support of the Board or any of the other constituents of the endeavor, including the various civic organizations responsible for managing, financing and supporting the event. 

Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk greatly apologizes for confusion created by this act. The art walkʼs web site currently shows an erroneous press release that was not issued by the organization or approved by any entity responsible for the event. Mr. Lopez, the eventʼs former director, where he served at the direction of the board, apparently has seized control of the organizationʼs web site, as well as Downtown Los Angeles Art Walkʼs social media accounts. Efforts are being made to rectify this situation.  

The organization’s board of directors has been considering whether to make changes to the event to address issues of public safety and costs associated with a monthly event that draws 20,000+ visitors each month. The board, gallery owners, Downtown Center and Historic Core business improvement district entities, City of Los Angeles officials, local property and business owners, as well as other constituents and organizations, are currently engaged in discussion of potential changes and improvements, though no resolution has yet been made.  

The downtown art walk remains a free, public community event that will take place the second Thursday in October. The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk and the downtown community look forward the next celebration of art in downtown Los Angeles, set for the 14th of October.  

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The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is a free, community event taking place every 2nd Thursday in downtown Los Angeles
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