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L.A. Design Festival is an annual citywide pageant of creative maker culture, with its HQ at ROW DTLA’s streets, suites and storefronts for four days. There will be exhibitions, talks, workshops and demos, shopping and installation experiences, and off-site tours and events across the city.

At ROW DTLA itself, highlights include speakers like journalist and walkability advocate Alissa Walker, KCRW’s  producer Avishay Artsy and host Frances Anderton, award-winning architect Elena Manferdini, artist Jackie Amezquita, artist and architect Peter Zellner, and literally dozens of other local design universe luminaries.

(Paul Vu)

Also of note, the curated group show of California design all-stars, “INTRO/LA” and of course Friday night’s Design Block Party featuring special group and outdoor exhibitions, dublab, dancers and dessert.

ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda, downtown; ladesignfestival.org; INTRO/LA: Thu.-Sun., June 20-23, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; free. Block Party: Fri., June 21, 6-10 p.m., $20.

Block Party Tickets