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Guess what you’re doing on Saturday? It’s the annual Echo Park Art Walk!

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Maps will also be provided at participating vendor locations. And you’ll need one as this seems like it’s the biggest one yet – there are over 70 participating vendors and businesses up Echo Park Avenue, Glendale Boulevard and along Sunset Boulevard. Activities (apart from shopping and discounts) include Art Chalk, live bands, food trucks, art shows, live art, and more art! Be sure to mention “Echo Park Art Walk” to receive discounts at participating businesses.

After the jump – check out the list of the over 70 participating vendors (may or may not include some recent additions or updated events).

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For the week of Monday, October 3 through Sunday, October 9, 2011

The annual Culture Collide fest is upon us, but the schedule hasn’t been posted quite yet. In the meantime, there are plenty of musical events all over Echo Park for the next few days:

Screening Of “Fix”: The Ministry Movie @ Echoplex
Monday Night Residency: Swahili Blonde, Crooked Cowboy & The Freshwater Indians, Raw Geronimo, Dreamtapes @ Echo
Little Red Lung, Mind The Gap, Jim Hanft, Irontom @ Bootleg Theater/Bar
Stephanie Rearick, Eric Potter Ambient Guitar Project, Daniel Ahearn @ Lot 1 Cafe

Peter Bjorn & John, Big Search @ Echo
89.9 KCRW Presents: Jolie Holland, Mr. French, Locksley, Italian Japanese @ Bootleg Theater/Bar
Emperor X @ Origami Vinyl
Sketch Monster, Hank, Odd Modern @ Lot 1 Cafe

Dub Club @ Echoplex
Live Jazz Every Wednesday Night at 7:00 Pm @ Downbeat Café

Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide Festival Featuring: Liam Finn, Rainbow Arabia, Guineafowl, Handshakes, DJ Larry (Underground) @ Echo
Liam Gerner, The Americans, Patrick Park, Maxim Ludwig @ Bootleg Theater/Bar
Roll The Tanks @ Origami Vinyl
6 Foot Peter, The Mo Odds, Blac Jesus & The Experimentalists, Empty Echoes @ Lot 1 Cafe

Yacht, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, The Morning After Girls, The Gift, Hands @ Echoplex
Cymbals Eat Guitars, Hooray For Earth, La Sera @ Echo
Mucca Pazza, Timur And The Dime Museum, AK and Her Kalasnikovs @ Bootleg Theater/Bar
Hooray for Earth @ Origami Vinyl
Stars At Night, Blood Buddies, Black Leg @ Lot 1 Cafe

Css, Young Liars, The Yellow Dogs, Deskartes A Kant, De Staat, DJ Jason Bentley @ Echoplex
Funky Sole @ Echo
Chamberlin, Olin And The Moon, A B & The Sea, The Oregonian Film Screening @ Bootleg Theater/Bar
The Go Round @ Origami Vinyl
Pick Up Sticks, Radars To The Sky, George Glass, Dona Nicha @ Lot 1 Cafe

Chad Vangaalen @ Culture Collide Festival
Part Time Punks With Big Troubles (Slumberland Records), Young Prisms, Kids On a Crime Spree @ Echo
Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, Sarah Winters, Doran Danoff Release Show, The Oregonian Film Screening @ Bootleg Theater/Bar

Visit the venue websites for more information on the cost and times of shows. Feel free to add more events in the comment section. All events listed are subject to change at any time, and new events announced for the week after this posting may not be included.

Saturday is a day to celebrate Echo Park businesses by shopping locally for the fourth (at least the fourth since its inception n 2009) Echo Park Art Walk and Shop Hop: A Celebration of Community At and Culture. Coordinated by 826lLA, Stories Books & Cafe, and Origami Vinyl, the event promises a ton of local discounts on your meals, wine, and other purchases. But if you or your wallet aren’t in the mood to buy, there are plenty of free art and music-related events along Sunset Boulevard (between Mohawk and Laguna) and even up Echo Park Avenue.

Why the Shop Hop? “By taking advantage of special discounts offered by Stories LA, the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, E.P.I.C., and others, you’ll support the thriving economy of a uniquely-creative Los Angeles community. And by making contributions to neighborhood non-profits who are opening their doors to participate in the Art Walk & Shop Hop on the 24th, you’ll continue their great work (which you’ll be able to see all day long).”

Make sure to visit the event website and Facebook page for a full list of discounts, events, and activities to participate in! The website will be updated live as there are new activities to share.

Echo Park Art Walk & Shop Hop
Saturday, September 24 from 12:00 noon to 10:00 pm
Between Mohawk & Elysian Park
For more information and/or questions, contact Shannon at shannon@826la.org
Website: www.echoparkartwalk.com

Echo Park resident Mike Fisher is a seasoned vocalist in hardcore/metal bands, a graphic designer, and multimedia artist (he’s done skateboards, album covers, t-shirts, websites of course, commissioned artwork… the list goes on). Lately he’s been working on a piece for the upcoming LA Vs. War show in Downtown Los Angeles, and his piece certainly fits the theme.

The theme, of course being the state of the nation – and how we as individuals are processing – in a post-9/11 world. This weekend marks 10 years since that horrific day – and one curator John Carr will never forget. Which is why he and partner Estee Ochoa started LA Vs. War in 2008 (which around 6,000 people showed up for), an exhibit of live art demonstrations, workshops, fine art, street art, and more. The show asks the question of its artists: After 10 years of the Global War on Terror, where do we now stand as a nation? Is the world a safer place? Where does the Peace movement go from here?

For Mike Fisher, his piece for the show expresses his frustration with the politicians and those in power who got us to where we are today:

I decided to participate in the show because I truly believe we were lied to about starting these current wars. I’m not even an anti war guy. I just think these wars are criminal. Started by criminals. The painting is my 10 years of frustration with the fact they essentially have ruined our country. Everyone points fingers at each other but, it’s all the Bush family and their cronies that are directly to blame.

His piece is a combination of hand painting and multiple layers of silk screening. You can check out more of his artwork by visiting his website.

Mike is probably not the only Echo Park artist to submit a piece to the show (we have such a creative neighborhood!) – there is a mix of local artists along with out-of-towners, you can find a complete list on their Facebook event page.

The LA Vs. War exhibit (curated by Yo! Peace, Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Political Gridlock, and Ad Hoc Art) goes on from Friday, September 9 through the 11th from noon to midnight. The Vortex is located at 2341 E. Olympic Blvd. Entry is a $5 suggested donation.

Other cities should keep an eye out for this popular exhibit, they are hoping to expand the show to other cities under the “Vs. War” name.