Participating Grand Ave Art destinations will be free on October 24th for Grand Ave All Access.

On October 24th, the bustling cultural hub of Grand Avenue in DTLA will be closed off between Temple and 6th Street for the much anticipated GRAND AVE. ARTS ALL ACCESS event. The event follows the recent opening of The Broad museum. And with good reason.

“This collaborative project came about because it was a huge moment,” explained Grand Ave. spokesperson Julia Diamond. “The Broad gave us a chance to talk about what an amazing cultural capital this part of Los Angeles is.”

For those who are eagerly awaiting a visit to The Broad, walk up tickets will be available. But, that’s just one aspect of the extensive event. Grand Park, The Colburn School, LA Opera, Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic, MOCA, Center Theatre Group, The Music Center and REDCAT will all be offering free, one of a kind experiences.

In addition to the countless cultural goings ons, many restaurants of participating organizations are offering discounts on food and beverages (booze and non-booze), plus a fleet of food trucks will be parked by Grand Park.

The highlights according to Julia? Having a chance to tour backstage with Center Theatre Group – an experience few will ever have. There will also be an opportunity to go on a tour of the MOCA with its Chief Curator, which is a rare and exciting moment for art junkies.

“Free events like this one give people an opportunity to take risks and try things that they wouldn’t otherwise explore,” Julia added. “It will be a mix of visual and performing art, music, theatre and dance. This is a chance to try out something you aren’t familiar with.”

When? October 24th, 10am-5pm

Where? Grand Avenue, between Temple Street and 6th Street, Downtown Los Angeles