For the past five years, the Gabba Alley Project has added over 100 colorful murals by local and world-renowned artists to the walls, garages, and fences around Historic Filipinotown and beyond. This vision of turning “blight into bright” is one of the reasons why Gabba Gallery won Making LA Together’s transportation award for its transformative vision to remake alleys into cultural corridors that make walking safe and enjoyable for everyone in the neighborhood.

For the final installment in our Making LA Together series, we’ll join Gabba Gallery curator Jason Ostro and LA Art Tours for a tour of new and notable work made possible by Making LA program. Some of the new murals were recently featured on ABC 7.

 

At 5 p.m., we’ll end the tour at Genever, a brand-new cocktail lounge across the street founded by Roselma Samala, Patricia Perez, and Christine Sumiller. The gin joint serves drinks made with traditional Filipino ingredients by mixologist Kellie Norris in a stunning space designed by Natalie Kazanjian.

Genever will be opening early at 5 p.m. just for our tour so the founders can tell us more about this female-owned and operated business. They’ll also have drink specials for de LaB. Hear more about Genever on this KCRW Good Food segment and see more gorgeous photos at Eater LA. The bar opens to the public at 6 p.m. and you can stay until closing time if you like!

While you’re waiting for the tour to start you can check out Gabba’s newest show, Remix: The Art of Music, featuring artwork by 70+ local and international visual artists who use music as their inspiration. The gallery opens at noon.

We’ll be walking outside for about 1.5 hours total—the distance covered is probably less than a mile but we’ll be making lots of stops to hear about specific murals. Please wear comfortable shoes, and consider bringing water, parasols, or hats. The walk is roller and stroller friendly.

Although the art walk and gallery are open to all ages, please note that Genever is 21 and up.