Manny Castro Makes Giant Doughnut Sculptures + Free Doughnuts Tonight at DTLA Art Walk

The chocolate doughnut and vanilla cruller from Spudnuts
The chocolate doughnut and vanilla cruller from Spudnuts
Photo: Ali Trachta

L.A. graffiti artist Manny Castro made a name for himself by addressing fast food trends with his spray can. In August of last year, he was under investigation for vandalism after he tagged the words "tastes like hate" on a Torrance Chick-fil-A in response to the fast food chain's stance on same-sex marriage. Now, Castro is once again making art in response to fried food, but this time it's a food trend we can all get behind: doughnuts.

Los Angeles reportedly claims more doughnut shops per capita than any other American city, and Castro has turned our collective pastry obsession into a street art movement he's dubbed #donuting. His doughnut-saturated art show, featuring neon-painted doughnut sculptures made from recycled tires, opens tonight at FactoryLA during the downtown art walk.

Castro's #donuting
Castro's #donuting
Photo courtesy of FactoryLA

While the massive hanging installation is far from edible, fear not doughnut-eaters: The show's opening also features free doughnuts from Spudnuts, Stan's and Babycakes, plus free booze from Buzz Wine and Beer Shop.

Attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite doughnut by painting a tally mark on the wall, adding to Castro's own #donuting installation. But is it a case of doughnuts imitating life, or life imitating doughnuts? You'll have to be the judge at the opening tonight from 6:00 p.m. to midnight at FactoryLA, 840 S. Los Angeles St.

Castro's #donuting
Castro's #donuting
Photo courtesy of FactoryLA

See also:

10 Best Doughnuts in Los Angeles

The Spudnuts Saga: A Bite of History

Dunkin' Donuts Moves Into Southern California


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