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Art Walk Non-Profit Adds Board Members, Looking for Director

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 10:41AM
Art Walk Crown Photo Illustration by Ed Fuentes

Want to run the Downtown Art Walk? The position of Executive Director for the non-profit that runs the event is currently vacant, and this morning the board posted application requirements for anyone interested in applying to fill the role.

Tasks in the wide-ranging job description run from accounting and logistics to public speaking and social media.

The position became available last month after the board split with its former Executive Director, Jay Lopez. Lopez issued an announcement on Friday, September 24, saying that the event was being shut down for the rest of 2010 and that it would return as a quarterly weekend affair in 2011. That statement was finally contradicted by the non-profit board two days later.

The calamity set in a motion of discussion about the event's future and resulted in the announcement that property owners would contribute $200,000 annually to the event's management. Some of that funding will go to making the formerly unpaid director position a paying gig.

As part of the funding plan, property owners asked that the board of the Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk non-profit be expanded, and the board also today announced four new additions to its ranks. Artist Qathryn Brehm, Downtown L.A. Neighborhood Council President Patti Berman, property owner Pecklar Pilavjian and LaTanya Spann of Gilmore Associates will join David Hernand, Pamela Huntoon, Marc Loge, Andre Miripolsky, Bonnie Tseng and Adam “Wicks” Walker on the board.


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