Celebrate Manufacturing Day in style!
On October 6, 2017 join fellow entrepreneurs, creatives, manufacturers, local brands, and the business community for a self-guided afternoon exploring the Arts District. Between 1-4pm, guests will get behind-the-scenes factory tours and demos hosted by local businesses, plus special workshops at the Advanced Prototyping Center at LACI. See tour desciptions and times below!
V.I.P. Party: Maker Walk LA concludes with an evening V.I.P. celebration from 4-7pm at local manufacturer COMUNITY co-hosted in part by the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office. The party will feature local food, beer tastings from Angel City Brewery, signature craft cocktails by Greenbar Distillery and Califia Farms, and maker mini-workshops with our local friends of MAKE IT IN LA. Other sponsors of Maker Walk LA include SmartyPants Vitamins, Durolabs, CMTC, Happily, Sheppard Mullin, K&L Gates, Priority Pak, and the Opportunity Fund.
Location: Tours will occur within walking distance around the DTLA Arts District. Check-in will begin at 12:30pm at the La Kretz Innovation Campus: 525 S. Hewitt St, LA, CA 90013.
Check-in for the V.I.P. Celebration is at COMUNITY: 584 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
Parking is available at the La Kretz Innovation campus for $6, payable with credit card at the gate. There is also limited free street parking.
Learn more about the tours:
Advanced Prototyping Center at LACI: See what we’ve designed and created in the region’s highest caliber prototyping facility.
Hear from representatives in the design, prototyping, manufacturing industries. Connect with local entrepreneurs who’ve developed products right here in the Advanced Prototyping Center and meet one-on-one with our community advisors to learn how to overcome common manufacturing challenges. Also, we’ll give 15-minute tours of the APC Training Center rooms so visitors can explore “The Story of Design to Manufacturing” firsthand and we’ll offer giveaways and special discounts on membership. Website: prototype.la
525 S. Hewitt Street | Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tours and ongoing programming: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Angel City Brewery: Beer tasting of beer made on site
Visit our LA-based craft brewery located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. We’ll be leading tasting of our flagship beers and giving you insight into the brewing process. For safety reasons, depending on activity level in the brewery, our touring might occur from a distance. But you’ll learn about the brewing process and how it impacts the taste of our various products.
216 S. Alameda Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tours: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Arts District Co-op: an eclectic mix of lifestyle products from local artists and artisans
The Arts District Co-op was established in 2014 to bring various local artists and artisans together to showcase their creations under one roof. It was a pioneer project in the Arts District. During the last 3 years, we’ve helped small business owners making their first step in having a retail store of their own and many transitioned to bigger and more permanent spaces of their own. Currently we have over 2 dozen vendors selling apparels, jewelry and accessories, candles, body products, industrial upcycled lamps, furniture and many more. Website: artsdistrictcoopla.com
453 Colyton Street | Los Angeles, CA 90013
Blue Bottle Coffee: Learn about the coffee-making process from seed to cup
Blue Bottle Coffee works directly with farmers around the world to source the finest, most sustainable coffees we can find. Then, we roast them here in the Arts District to our exacting flavor standards and serve them to you at peak deliciousness. It’s our privilege to deliver the coffees we love into your hands or onto your doorstep. Join us to learn more about coffee’s journey from seed to cup, and the process we take to hand-pour each coffee to order. Website: bluebottlecoffee.com
582 Mateo Street | Los Angeles, CA 90013
Tours: 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm
COMUNITY: Chill out and see what local shoe making is all about
COMUNITY is a catalyst for change. We sell premium shoes, handcrafted locally to accomplish of inspiring action, participation and empowerment of others in our community. Website: comunitymade.com
584 Mateo Street | Los Angeles, CA 90013
Demos: 1:00-4:00pm ongoing
Greenbar Distillery: Tour & tasting at the largest organic distillery in the world
Come for a tour and a taste! At Greenbar Distillery, you can get up close and personal with the beautiful copper stills, pose with giant whiskey barrels and learn why taste and flavor is critical in all we do. Sample from our range of organic spirits and bitters in this mini tour of LA’s original Distillery. Website: greenbardistillery.com
2459 E.8th Street | Los Angeles, CA 90021
Tours: 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm
HIVE: Stage Lighting Equipment Supplier
Come see what the buzz is about! Using plasma light technology, HIVE is the cult favorite of Hollywood gaffers and photographers alike. We’ll answer questions you might have about plasma lighting and our latest product, the WASP 10-C. Come visit us and see how we assemble our lighting kits and learn how a bulb the size of a grain of wheat can put out the equivalent of a 1.2Kw HMI par light and only with only uses 540 watts of power. Website: hivelighting.com
533 Colyton Street | Los Angeles, CA 90021
La La Land Production and Gruppo Mastrotto USA: Introductions to leather, how to make a luxury bag and shoes
If you are serious about leather, visit us for this special behind-the-scenes tour and workshop, including how to make a luxury bag and shoes. We have an introductions to leather tanning, hand bags pattern and development, with information about the difference of luxury versus mass-production. Website: lalaland-design.com
2155 E. 7th Street, Unit 300 Third floor | Los Angeles, CA 90023
Tour and workshops: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
LADWP Substation: Overview of a LADWP Distributing Station
Manufacturing depends on reliable water and power. Come learn how that power is produced and distributed! The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) provides water and power to the residents and businesses of the City of Los Angeles. The tour will provide an overview of the LADWP Power Generation and Distribution systems and a specific view of an active Distributing Station adjacent to its office and warehouse Facility in the Arts District. The Station distributes power to the residents and businesses in the Downtown area. Website: ladwp.com
1212 Palmetto Street | Los Angeles, CA 90013
Oblong Industries: Experience spatial computing at architectural scale in our warehouse lab.
We’re most known for our flagship product, Mezzanine, which brings content-rich visual collaboration capabilities to conference rooms around the world. It’s built on our core technology, g-speak. We’ll be swimming in it at the warehouse: Imagine abstract concepts taking shape in real-world space, controlled by simple gestures—all in service to solving complex business challenges. It’s not sci-fi. It’s what we build with our biggest customers who are creating disruptive products, navigating big unstructured data sets, or launching initiatives to better the world. Website: oblong.com
1375 E. 6th Street, #5 | Los Angeles, CA 90013
Sew FYI: The one and only 24/7 coworking sewing space
Sew FYI is a fully functional sewing and design co-working studio. It is a space where creative minds bring their special ideas to reality. The concept for Sew FYI is similar to a gym – we provide the equipment, you bring the creativity. We serve seamstresses, designers, creative people who would like to use the open studio create their own personal unique collection. Our members have full access to tools and guidance to help them create their line, look, or project.
Our studio is designed for the open sharing of ideas in a welcoming environment and coworking space. No experience necessary; we invite everyone from novice sewers to professional designers to join our community. Wesbite: sewfyi.com
1340 E. 6th Street, unit #505 | Los Angeles, CA 90021
Thank you to our sponsors and co-hosts, who make this event possible!
…and thank you to our marketing partners and other important collaborators: