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Pop-Up Art Gallery: FAME Fest Street Market Takes Over Melrose

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On the first Thursday of every month, the stretch of Melrose between Fairfax and Gardner bursts with food trucks. Hungry Angelenos march in groups, in pairs, walking dogs and pushing strollers and munch on sandwiches as they wander past traveling edibles lined up on the curb.

And at the corner of Melrose and Genessee, FAME Fest Street Market pops up, an event that brings artists together for a night of live painting and selling their work. Last night, the smell of spray paint was in the air as locals eating banh mi and sliders out of take-out boxes wound their way past fresh canvases and art in the making in the parking lot next to Sportie LA.

Inside the store, a DJ and acoustic guitar player set the mood for a packed house where more pieces were being shown. Here were some of our favorites.