While some may scoff at the idea of Grand Avenue becoming L.A.’s Champs-Élysées, we’re too busy making the most of the Downtown street’s cultural treasures to engage in that argument.
For one afternoon, 13 institutions will celebrate their Bunker Hill home with free performances, exhibitions and tours. Most of the action takes place on Grand Avenue between Temple and Sixth Streets.
Highlights of this year’s event—back after a two-year pause—include the chance to conduct a small chamber orchestra and try instruments at the Colburn School; a composition workshop at the Walt Disney Concert Hall; a sugar skull workshop and building tours at the Los Angeles Central Library; LA Opera recitals at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and a Day of the Dead celebration at Grand Park.
Other participating institutions include the Broad, MOCA, REDCAT, the Music Center, Center Theatre Group, the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Halo at the Wells Fargo Center. In addition, the Downtown Center Business Improvement District will be hosting Grand Ave Augmented, a series of AR experiences along the street.