FABRIK EXPO premieres at Willow Studios, a 30,000-square-foot, indoor/outdoor film production and events venue in a central enclave of LA’s ever-evolving and internationally known Arts District — the eclectic urban engine driving the city’s most progressive visual culture.
The Arts District is famously home to world-class local and international fine art galleries and museums — more every day — along with the attendant foodie and mixology society they cultivate. But what makes these 40 square blocks of Downtown LA unique among other expanding gallery-oriented neighborhoods, is the prevalence of working professional art, maker, architecture, tech, and design studios — and of course a wild, exuberant, epically photogenic mural and street art culture.
In a very real sense FABRIK EXPO, and the Arts District are all one and the same. They share a history, a home, an inclusive experimentalism, and the hybrid interdisciplinary system-bucking zeitgeist that is emblematic of this moment in the world — and in the city that currently has the creative world’s full attention.
With Little Tokyo to the North, the new generation of warehouse galleries spreading South, Willow Studios’ 7th/Palmetto location is nestled in its core on a stretch of post-industrial architectural romance where all these realms converge. It’s the perfect place to turn the page on what an art fair and expo can really be.