Palindrome Art in DTLA
Our Private Tour Explores Downtown Los Angeles
In the continuing renaissance of downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) this block of Broadway (yes, just like New York’s Broadway) has old burlesque and movie palaces returning to use as entertainment venues. As artists and free spirits move into the downtown district’s new lofts and apartments in office buildings and old industrial sites converted into residential use, the need for a greater aesthetic in this busy district emerges. A new project, Dear DTLA, will erect over eight months a different billboard designed by artists. The first, NEVER ODD OR EVEN by local artist Brian Roettinger, is a text-based work that catches the eye and the mind. What does this unusual palindrome (reads the same backwards as forwards) mean? For the next month we can ponder the meaning as we wander through the bustling streets of DTLA with our private Los Angeles tour guests noting the renovations and repurposing of older structures and the construction of new ones. We have a fantastic urban core now in downtown Los Angeles that offers sustenance and entertainment in addition to work venues and a remarkable history. Don’t just visit Hollywood and Beverly Hills when you are here. Get the full flavor of Los Angeles with a good look at the city’s downtown district.