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A Pop-Up 24 Hour Donut Shop, Where The Donuts Are Free

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Los Angeles is a donut city, from those ubiquitous stands selling cheery pink boxes lined with sprinkle-topped glistening rounds to the daring pastries plumped with rich foie gras at innovative eateries. In L.A. make our donuts topped with bacon, or vegan versions for animal-free enjoyment, and we'll even take the gluten out. But the worlds of donuts and art are about to collide in a delicious way.

ForYourArt is launching a pop-up 24-Hour Donut Shop that will give away donuts from a curated selection of L.A.'s best, and it will be open to coincide with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's screening of Christian Marclay's 24-hour-long film "The Clock."

FYA explains that the donuts on offer were curated by L.A.-based food and travel writer Krista Simmons, who selected some of her favorite donuts in L.A. for the event. The freebies will be available while supplies last, but Krispy Kreme will be available all night.

The 24-Hour Donut Shop opens at Noon on March 24th, and the first donuts up for grabs are the seasonally coveted strawberry donuts from Glendora's favorite The Donut Man. A new donut is on offer every two hours, and will include picks like the Tres Leches donut from UMAMIcatessen, the Apple Fritter from Randy's Donuts, Strawberry Buttermilk Donut from Fonuts, and of course the Nickel Diner's famous Bacon Maple Donut, to name a few. The full donut schedule is posted online.

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ForYourArt will also offer its visitors information about the screening as well as donuts and clocks, two round but seemingly unrelated objects that will be synchronized for this 24 hour event, adds FYA. Oh, and ArtInfo shares another cool detail:

New York artist Kenny Scharf’s “Donut Truck” will be parked outside ForYourArt, making “Clock” watchers’ dashes for free donuts a few steps shorter. Pins based on Scharf’s well-known donut paintings (at left) will also be given away during the 24-hour pop-up shop event.

The 24-Hour Donut shop will be at FYA's new L.A. space at 6020 Wilshire Boulevard.

Here's where all those delicious donuts are coming from, map-style:

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View ForYourArt's Donut Map in a larger map