05 Aug The Frog Spot and Frog Town Art Walk
Originally published in Silver Lake Blog
August 5, 2015
I’m sure you’ll agree with us, The Frog Spot and Frog Town Art Walk is one of the most popular events of the summer on the Eastside. But, lets back up a bit and explain what makes it all so special: the Los Angeles River. The LA river runs 52 miles from the San Fernando Valley through the heart of our beloved City of Angels, and down to the ocean in Long Beach. Many people have only seen it through a car window or perhaps when walking over one of its many bridges (yes, people walk in LA). Then, there is another group that is immersed in the river culture and who’s number one priority is to bring it back to life so that all can once again enjoy this treasure that is oftentimes taken for granted.
The talk of revitalization has been going on for some time now, and it seems that we are right smack in the thick of it. With projects such as the rebuilding of the 6th Street bridge and the masterplan around the channelized downtown LA portion, to the proposed in-channel bike path study, to the countless initiatives to restore local habitat, to kayaking in the Elysian Valley portion, there is a ton of buzz around the river restoration. And it’s about time.
The group that is leading the way is Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) and it’s their passion and dedication that have spread the word to the importance of the river restoration through education of its biodiversity and creative engagement activities. One hidden little gem along this mystic river is the Frog Spot, a pop-up summer visitor center. Located along the breathtaking Elysian Valley bike path in Frog Town, the Frog Spot is FoLAR’s summer getaway to the LA River