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The Downtown Art Walk: It's Back and On Schedule for October

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Megan Geckler's "Set a Course for Wayward Schemes" at BGFA at 5th/Main in 2008 | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist

Megan Geckler's "Set a Course for Wayward Schemes" at BGFA at 5th/Main in 2008 | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist
What a whirlwind of events! On Friday it was announced that the Downtown Art Walk was temporarily canceled, only to return in January as a weekend-long quarterly event. That sure sparked a lot of disappointment and controversy among fans of the event. Apparently, it was also controversial within the organization that runs the event.

On Sunday the non-profit board that runs the organization put a stop to that, announcing that the October Art Walk will go on as planned.

"The announcement made to the media on Friday by Jay Lopez, the former director of the event, was made on his own initiative without authorization or support of the Board or any of the other constituents of the endeavor, including the various civic organizations responsible for managing, financing and supporting the event," officials said in a statement released to blogdowntown.

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This news doesn't mean the event is saved as the board is still considering options. However, considering the outcry from the public, expect changes to occur, but without changing it from its traditional monthly spot.

The next Downtown Art Walk will be on October 14th.