From Mochi Factory to Art Space+

BRIGHT colors, solids, and structured look is how I roll. But last Saturday, a friend invited me to the east side of town to check out The Container Yard. Since I was going to be in that part of town for work anyway, I agreed. So, I donned jeans that were slightly ripped and rolled ’em up and put on an orange long sleeve shirt.  I added a long, blue scarf with pasley pattern around my neck, then finished up the look with some blue booties and a large handbag. I looked at myself in the mirror and did not see the structured Westside style I am comfortable with.  I must be ready for the east.

The Container Yard is located in the heart of the Arts District.  It’s on 4th Street, just south of Hewitt and around the corner from the Arts District Co-Op.  A large gate shelters the view of the space from 4th Street passers-by, both pedestrians and cars.

I wasn’t sure what to expect.  My friend said that the space was an old warehouse.  And that Saturday, the owners were opening the space to the public for the first time.  Then he mentioned that there were going to be food trucks and lots of art.

It was exactly as he described.

I was going to write a bit more about its history and the owners but LA Weekly covered it all in this article.  But below are some of the pictures I took from the grand opening.

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