Thanks for your interest! We are excited to have you along with us in the growing DTLA Arts Community.
Please read through the FAQs below and click on the link at the bottom of the page to apply.
WHEN & WHERE
I ART U DTLA - Coincides with the DTLA Art Walk, and is held on for the Second Thursday of each month from 5-10pm.
LOCATED at 743 Santee St. Los Angeles CA 90014 in the interior courtyard of Santee Court Lofts. The courtyard runs parallel to S. Los Angeles St, and there are pedestrian entrances on both 7th and Los Angeles and 8th and Santee St.
WHO & WHAT
I ART U DTLA is focuses primarily on Designers and Artists, striving to bring a highly curated presentation of fine art, handmade works by local artisans and Made-in-LA products. The event is produced by Renee Warren of REN Gallery, located in Santee Court, and Associates Daniel Clauser and Anna Bargirov.
We look for unique, well made products and have tons of room for emerging artists as well as performance artists. We love live art demonstrations too!
I ART U DTLA provides an extremely unique venue for designers and artists who seek to capture a spot in the excitement of the DTLA Art Walk, without having to attempt to do business on the sidewalk itself. Santee Courtyard is an environment which provides an atmosphere where shoppers can enjoy live music, refreshments, and an engaging atmosphere to leisurely experience the artisan market within the interior courtyard of Santee Court. Just two blocks from the Art Walk Lounge, I ART U DTLA cultivates an environment where strolling, sitting, talking and enjoying a refreshment is possible. REN Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery, is also located within the courtyard as is Diego Cordoza's painting studio.
Parties interested in our vendor spaces, and those that are selected to apply, will be reviewed for suitability, both initially and on an ongoing basis as the nature of the I ART U DTLA Art Walk Market takes and changes shape. The fluid dynamic of this market event will always require our effort to keep all aspects of the market exciting and balanced as a whole - for the attendees, its participants and all else involved. I ART U DTLA envisions and works to create a long term experience, busy and enjoyable.
You can decide between, a 10' x 10' space to house your pop-up tent (weighted per permitting guidelines, at 20 lbs per leg minimum) or a space for a 6'x4' table. Some allowances may be made on a case by case basis.
If you sing, dance, paint live and want to show your art to our audience please email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line : Live Performance Art
10' X 10' spaces for artists $125
6' x 4' table spaces for artists $75
Booth pricing for sponsors or major corporations varies.
Payments are due immediately upon approval of your application and will be invoiced to your email address.
This is a night market, and though the courtyard is lit with overhead bulbs, you may want additional lighting for your table or booth. Power outlets are located throughout the courtyard every 50-75 feet, so there is easy access as long as you bring power cords and surge protectors, grip tape or duct tape to safely tape down your cords. Please mark your items in such a way as to avoid confusion regarding ownership.
I ART U DTLA does not provide furniture for your setup, however are open to looking into it in the future. Please let us know if that is something you would like to see.
Each vendor is given a 30 minute window between 12pm-330pm to come to load in. There is no direct courtyard access for vehicles, so bring a dolly to move your stuff. Vehicles can load in very close to the venue, within 100 feet, from 743 Santee St.
You may lose your place, without refund, if you do not complete load in during this time. Preference in placement may be given to those that have first reserved. The producers reserve the right to make placement changes at any time.
All vehicles drive to 743 S Santee St to unload, do not block the garage driveway, and check-in by an I ART U DTLA staff member, before proceeding. All vehicles must then be removed from the area immediately after unloading.
LOADING OUT - Event closes at 10pm. Please do not start packing your goods up until that time. Once your space is ready to go, check in with an I ART U staff member to get into the load-out cue for your vehicle to pull up and load out. All vendor spaces must be cleared of trash and cleared from Santee by 12am.
Please be respectful of the residents throughout the event, and especially during load out. Anyone not in compliance may be refused participation immediately and any future events produced by I ART U DTLA.
There are several lots in the immediate area for vendor parking, ranging from $10-15 for the night. REN Gallery suggests the 300 E. 8th St. Lot. or the lot off 7th St between Los Angeles and Maple.