Casey O'Connell  10 Jun, 2019   Art, artists, Design, Events, designers, interior design, for designers, san francisco, California, LA, Los Angeles, workshops, design week, west coast, SF, exhibitions, panels, installations

We’re California dreamin’ this month. Los Angeles and San Francisco will soon be crawling with  events that honor each city’s “rich design culture” during LA Design Festival (June 20 — June 23) and SF Design Week (June 20 — June 28).

Before you book your tickets, here’s our curated list of exhibitions, installations, workshops, talks, and parties that we recommend checking out:


LA DESIGN FESTIVAL // INSTALLATION: Dreamland Creative Projects - Spaces for Spontaneous Singing


Design for “Spaces for Spontaneous Singing,” a design by Gina Freedman, Founder Dreamland Creative Projects.
Credit: photo from LA Design Festival

Official: “This installation pushes the boundary of personal norms into public social behavior, using an ‘authorized’ play setting for all ages. By reversing public and private behavioral, stereotypical spatial designations, it seeks to explore ideas about belonging - where we feel comfortable, where we hide, and where we test our private face in public.”

Why We Recommend: This exhibition showcases the power of art to transform space and make it a staging ground for interactive experience. At Indiewalls, we firmly believe in the transformative power of art, we’re fascinated and can’t wait to experience this first-hand!

  • Where: ROW DTLA - Market Row, 777 Alameda St, Los Angeles
  • Date: Thursday, June 20 — Sunday, June 23
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. —  5:00 p.m.
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LA DESIGN FESTIVAL // TALK: LA Design Festival Keynote - Brooks + Scarpa

LA DESIGN FESTIVAL  TALK LA Design Festival Keynote - Brooks and Scarpa-1

Credit: photo from LA Design Festival

Official: “Why do we remember buildings, locations and experiences? Even a place visited in our childhood can conjure emotions that make an impact on us through the memories they create. Angela Brooks + Lawrence Scarpa will explain the creative process that aspires to make a lasting impression out of even a brief encounter.”

Why We Recommend: Art’s unique ability to tell stories is best exemplified in this idea of emotive architecture. In this panel discussion with leading architects, we’re joining the design community to discover the secret behind our shared motivation to create such spaces.

  • Where: ROW DTLA, 777 Alameda Street, Los Angeles
  • Date: Friday, June 21, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 —  8:00 p.m.
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SF DESIGN WEEK // SF Design Week Opening Night 2019: A Party on the Waterfront

SF DESIGN WEEK SF Design Week Opening Night 2019 A Party on the Waterfront

Credit: photo from SF Design Week

Official:Thousands of designers converge on the pier for drinks, conversations and to explore our exhibitions and installations. This year we come together to celebrate design, innovation, community and the actions we can take together to make this world a better place.”

Why We Recommend: We can’t think of a better way to kick-off a week of events celebrating the design community than by actually getting together in one place IRL. Drinks and views of the gleaming San Francisco bay are a nice touch, too ;)

  • Where: The Embarcadero @ Pier 27, San Francisco
  • Date: Thursday, June 20th
  • Time: 6:30 — 9:00 p.m.
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SF DESIGN WEEK // Coffee & Color Trends with Paintzen

Flowers LA Design Festival

Credit: photo from SF Design Week

Official: “Interact with others in the SF design community and learn about the inspiring power of color, and how something as simple as a coat of paint can uncover beauty that already exists within a space.”

Why We Recommend: We want you to start your day off right with coffee and creative collaboration amongst aspiring and interested artists. The call to inspiration begins in the early morning, — cultivate moments worth sharing and fresh motivation from the various color hues and trends that surround you.

  • Where: Pier 27, San Francisco
  • Date: Thursday, June 20th
  • Time: 10:00 —11:30 a.m.
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SF DESIGN WEEK // STUDIO CRAWL JUNE 21: North Beach, Polk Street, FiDi, SoMa

LA DESIGN FESTIVAL  TALK LA Design Festival Keynote - Brooks and Scarpa

Credit: photo from SF Design Week

Official: “Studio Crawl is held at various architecture and design studios, shops, galleries, tech companies and startups around San Francisco allowing studios to share their products and projects to professionals and design enthusiasts.”

Why We Recommend: We’d like to close out our tour in a similar place as we began: rubbing elbows! Not to mention, venturing out to explore the city’s architecture and meeting the creative minds behind them.

  • Where: Various Locations, San Francisco
  • Date: Friday, June 21st
  • Time: 6:00 — 9:00 p.m.
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