Ballard’s Artwork Framing, located in Echo Park, offers street parking in front and in a nearby parking lot south of Sunset, which helps immensely in this traffic-plagued part of town. Inside, the flow is much more slowed down; framing photography or art amplifies what the piece is conveying through presentation, and Ballard’s respects that process and prides themselves on developing that understanding, as well as creating long term relationships with their clients. To ensure quality, they only use archival mats and foam board, and UV protected glass. Their main supplier, Raven & Lily, has made sustainability a promise since 1991. Ballard’s is widely considered to be one of Los Angeles best frame shops, for their service, quality and range of standard and themed frames.
You go to graduate school to become an academic. You hop on one of Beerbus.LA's tours to become an alchademic. This is the term the team behind Beerbus.LA uses to describe its participants as they partake in tours of local craft breweries. As guests travel to breweries, staff members on the bus teach the basics of beer brewing, facts that are further explained at spots such as Angel City Brewery and Hangar24 Brewery. Students learn about the fundamentals of the fermentation process, the equipment needed to brew beer, and the elemental ingredients in beer such as malt, barley, and winemakers' tears. Tour-goers can also sample the fnished product at each stop.
• For $5, you get one general-admission pass (a $12 value before fees, or up to a $13.50 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $20, you get one VIP pass (a $50 value before fees, or up to a $51.50 value online, including all ticketing fees).
Duson Design specializes in unique modified vintage and mid-century furnishings, art and accessories from reclaimed wood and industrial metals. We refresh our inventory of mid-century modern, art deco, industrial, Asian antique, pop art and found art inspired home furnishings and accessories every week.
In the intimate confines of Atwater Playhouse, a new 45-seat theater, acting teachers impart the skills behind not acting. Most commonly known as method acting, their style hinges on actually feeling a character's emotions, rather than simply mimicking them. This immersive approach, used by greats such as Meryl Streep and Al Pacino, has landed students roles in productions such as The Dark Knight Rises, Drive, and Weeds.