Artists taking over unoccupied industrial sites on the edges of American cities is always a fascinating idea, if not a new one. And when it comes to that trend of culturally reclamatory real estate here in Los Angeles, what more heartily symbolic properties to rehab than car dealerships and public storage? The sister sites of Beacon Arts Building and the 1019West studio complex understand both the irony and the opportunity in abundance. Over the last three years, these Inglewood locations both have blossomed into hives of working artists' studios, also producing the occasional public art event. For example, check out the second annual ZERO DOWN at 1019West – a one-night special event featuring open studios of its more than 35 occupants, guest artists from the Beacon Arts Building and a roster of invited performance artists popping up throughout the campus. Look forward to new and exciting work from artists you know (performance artists Tiffany Trenda, Amy Kaps and Nick Durand; 1019West regulars Rives Granade, Rachel Kaster, Tony de Los Reyes, Kiki Seror and Scott Grieger; and Beacon Arts' Brian Biedul and Kara Liebowitz) and many more you are about to discover. Besides, with the ladies of Gallery Girls as your hostesses – as well as plentiful food and drink – there's no risk in taking your evening out for a test drive. 1019West Studios, 1019 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood; Sat., May 31, 5-9 p.m.; free. (310) 576-3543,

Sat., May 31, 5-9 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 05/31/14)

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