This past weekend was the official launch of the Arts District Flea, which is a permanent indoor flea market located at 453 Colyton Street just a short block west from the central gathering hub otherwise known as Urth Caffe. The three-day event started on Friday and attracted hundreds of people throughout the weekend ending on Sunday. The high turn out shows the kind of demand there is for community oriented events like this in a rapidly growing Arts District. Local vendors and artisans from throughout Los Angeles (and many from the Arts District itself) set up stalls in the cavernous 15,000 square foot industrial warehouse space with concrete floors and 14.5 foot high exposed wood-beam ceilings. With a capacity for up to 60 separate vendors (each stall is 8′ x 8′), the Arts District Flea will continue to offer a dynamic and wide range of both new and vintage items for sale.
The Arts District in Downtown LA, once pretty much strictly an industrial zone, has become more and more residential every year. And that trend is only expected to grow stronger as new residential projects are being added to the Arts District like Barker Block Phase 2 selling out new loft condos and large mixed-use projects like One Santa Fe opening this fall that’s set to transform the northeastern boundary of the Arts District with 438 apartment units over 80,000 square feet of commercial space including a community theater. As the population continues to grow, community-focused events like the Arts District Flea will be even more significant to local residents.
For more info, including how to rent a spot for the next Arts District Flea, please visit them online.