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East End Artwalk Thrives In Downtown Santa Ana

The East End Artwalk unites music, art, and community on
Saturday, November 2 in the revitalized Downtown Santa Ana area. 

 The East End Artwalk expands beyond Santa Ana’s traditional “first Saturday” artwalk perimeter, extending into 3rdand 5th streets, and Bush and French streets in the heart of Downtown. The monthly event attracts local art lovers and destination culture seekers alike, who are invited to enjoy art displays and live music throughout the newly renovated East End District. This month the Artwalk hosts the world-class niche sporting event, The Blading Cup, and welcomes the return of various art ventures including Box Social II. The EastEnd Artwalk works as a platform for upcoming talent and gives local businesses like Brooklyn Harper a chance to open their doors to the public in a thriving, upbeat setting.

The trendsetting boutique Brooklyn Harper will host their grand opening during this month’s East End Artwalk. Located at 210 East 4th Street, Brooklyn Harper represents the young at heart and caters to the fashionably daring. The launch event will feature complimentary food, drinks, giveaways and raffles while music from DJ Bianca G sets the tone. Individual Etsy designers join the festivities by displaying their work in Brooklyn Harper’s back alley, in conjunction with Artwalk organizers. Brooklyn Harper appeals to wild hearts with a passion for diverse, urban apparel.

November’s East End Artwalk also welcomes the return of the lauded artistic venture, Box Social II. After the projects inaugural run in October, Box Social II offers a new experience with equal spirit. The 4,500 sq. ft. area consisting of concrete, rot iron, and wood will serve as a blank indoor canvas for multiple artists, musicians, and photographers. Located next to Yost Theater at 305 North Spurgeon Street, the event features artists including Michael Ziobrowski, Artemis Nolasco, Art of the Endangered and more. Photo exhibits by Brian Konoske, Steady Jenny, and Victoria Ford aid in the reinvention of the sprawling exhibit, accentuated by vinyl offerings from Mista Chinn. Box Social II starts early at 4 p.m. and is presented by X Is The Weapon and Stoopdown Ltd., with support from Yost and East End. Box Social II shines light on Santa Ana’s creative minds and cultivates the imagination of a surging artistic community.

Thrill seekers and spectators alike will be privy to the intensity of The Blading Cup. The event unfolds in the East End for the third consecutive year, and features the best professional and amateur bladers from around the globe. Pro demos warm up the crowds in anticipation for the main contests, where bladers compete on a custom designed course for cash and prizes. Yost Theater keeps the energy going with The Blading Cup after party. The event features art and music by Konsept, a company that nurtures local talent into the entertainment industry. Music kicks off at 7:00 p.m. in the Yost parking lot with performances by Cheezedow, LS Rebels, C-Tre Flowz, Electro City, and The Garden. After the Blading Cup, an 11-minute short film entitled KOOK will be featured at 11 p.m. on 305 East 4th Street. First time director Drew Bachrach shot the film in Idaho and used his passionate drive to bring two characters, Coley and Axela, to life. The Blading Cup and supporting festivities bring an exciting energy to this month’s artwalk.

The East End Artwalk unites artists, adrenaline junkies, and visionaries to celebrate the flourishing creative community in Downtown Santa Ana.

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