This Modern Life

Helms Bakery District is excited to partner with the Culver City Arts District for the Art Walk and Roll Festival 2019, a self-guided tour and celebration of art, culture, and our creative community.

Begin at Helms Avenue and map your route to everything happening at the Bakery and beyond. Art and design are at the core of our programming, featuring artists Diego Cardoso, Sarajo Frieden, Philip Hindenach, Karlos Marquez, Kayla Sweet-Newhouse, and Diana Wong; photography collective Square Off/LA in support of the Culver Arts Foundation; an open house at Studio II; and more than 100 works by local contemporary artists inside Room & Board.

Plus, we’ve partnered with Culver City to activate our pedestrian plaza on Helms Walk with Riveropolis, an actual working river where kids of all ages come together and experiment with buoyancy, currents, gravity, waterfalls, boat building, and more!
In addition to the events all across the Helms campus, stroll through the Arts District along Washington Boulevard to visit galleries, enjoy live music, grab a bite, or stop at the mobility test area for e-bike, scooter, and board demos.


Take the Expo to see us!

On Helms Walk

Information Stations

All Day

Stop at the information booths on Helms Walk to grab a program, purchase a tote bag, get a complete Art Walk map or ask directions. We are here to make your self-guided tour fun and easy!


All Day

Build a boat, design a bridge, and make a splash! Culver City welcomes Riveropolis, a social play, science, and design river that encourages children, families, and adults to come together and experiment with buoyancy, currents, gravity, waterfalls, and boat building. Situated on Helms Walk, it’s the perfect opportunity to take a break, socialize, and get creative. In between boat building and socializing, ask the city’s CivicSpark Fellows about Ballona Creek and the city’s revitalization efforts.

Shop at The Samburu Project Pop-up

All Day

The Samburu pop-up shop features a collection of handcrafted products in support of a great cause. Based in the Helms Bakery complex, The Samburu Project is a non-profit organization that has been providing easy access to clean, safe drinking water and more to communities in Samburu, Kenya since 2005. To date, The Samburu Project has drilled 100 wells and serves 100,000 people. Water Is Health, Education, Community, Empowerment, Dignity, Hope, Life.

Create Your Own Sketchbook/Field Guide

All Day

Nature abounds in Los Angeles, the second largest city in the country. Learn how to be a Nature Detective with the Los Angeles Audubon Society, using the clues that urban wildlife provides in our parks, beaches, open spaces and our own backyards. Come find out why Los Angeles County is called “the birdiest county in America”! Plus, pick up a free Field Notes pad and deepen your curiosity and observation skills with artist and Little Bite Gallery owner, Alyssa Mannis. While supplies last.


Let’s Be Frank Hot Dog Truck

12 noon – 4:00 pm

Helms Avenue Parking Lot
(across from Father’s Office)

Visit Let’s Be Frank, our favorite all-natural hot dog truck. They’ll be on campus with their delicious franks and brats, completely free from hormones, antibiotics, nitrates, and nitrites. Ask to try their Devil Sauce!

Helms Bakery Treat Truck

12 noon – 4:00 pm

The Helms Bakery is currently under construction and with Chef Sang Yoon leading the redesign, get set for a revitalized, modern interpretation of the original including a multi-space layout with a full-service restaurant for breakfast and lunch, a dedicated bakery with takeaway counter for prepared foods, as well as a retail section of specialty products. A preview of the sweets menu is available from our vintage Helms Coach outside on Helms Walk.

Decorate Your Own Wooden Top

12 noon – 4:00 pm

Art promotes creativity, confidence, problem solving, and fun! Stop by our spinning top decorating station, grab a marker, and tap into your imagination and personal expression. While supplies last.

In The Retail Showrooms

Arcana: Books on the Arts

A Look Back at the Santa Monica Pier

4:00 to 6:00 pm

Join Arcana Books in welcoming Michael Murphy for a book signing and celebration of Santa Monica Pleasure Pier: A Look Back to 1917 from Today, a side-by-side comparison that juxtaposes the past and present in ways that puts today’s landscape in the greater historical play.

Cisco Home

Artist Karlos “BUMPS” Marquez

All Day

Raised in the Pico-Union Central Area of Los Angeles, Karlos Marquez has been contributing to the local LA art scene since 1983 when he created his first graffiti art pieces with friends under the name “Kartoon.” Marquez has a keen eye for detail and his polished technique has led to collaborations with some of the most prolific artists, including Joe “Prime” Reza and Kris Cunz. His art has continued to evolve, encompassing a broad range of mixed media pieces including large canvas works and fabric, furniture and metal pieces for CISCO Home.

Danish Design Store

Celebrating Bauhaus

All Day

Bauhaus 100 is a poster campaign illustrative of the impact Bauhaus has had on modern, creative society. This commemorative project has produced a growing collection of more than 400 posters made by designers from all over the globe who have one thing in common — a desire and willingness to experiment with their art, connecting them directly to the groundbreaking principles and practices of Bauhaus. Enter-to-Win Taschen’s Best of Bauhaus, the ultimate reference guide.

H.D. Buttercup

A Touch of World Class

All Day

Join H.D. Buttercup for a special global experience inside their world of art, one-of-a-kind furniture and galleries! Come by for a cup of tea at the vintage Persian rug installation, enjoy popcorn and champagne along with a demonstration of natural dyes and loom making inside Timothy Oulton, try California-inspired treats inside Sonder Living, and explore much more throughout our historic building.

Kohler Signature Store

Porcelain Creatures

All Day

Kohler presents artist Kayla Sweet-Newhouse for a special installation of her porcelain sculptures. Kayla explores the existential tensions between the fragility of life and the hard context in which it is conceived and must survive. Because of daunting odds, ineffable beauty requires courage and determination to prevail today. Lush and delicate porcelain pieces express the defiant spirit necessary to thrive.


Meet Artist Diego Cardoso

All Day

Stop by the Rejuvenation showroom and meet Diego Cardoso, a local artist who creates works related to Los Angeles and the places he has lived and visited. His art is influenced by his professional background in urban and transportation planning and his photographic adventures. Diego calls his art “magical realism,” a practice that combines realism and artistic expressionism.

Room & Board

A Special Art Exhibit in Support of LA Family Housing

All Day

Visit the Room & Board showroom for a special art show featuring the works of 100+ local, contemporary artists in support of LA Family Housing (LAFH), one of the largest homeless service providers in L.A. Most artwork on display will be available for purchase for $400 with 50% of the proceeds going directly to support LAFH.

Scandinavian Designs

Win a Scandinavian Designs Gift Card

All Day

Scandinavian Designs welcomes you to meet and greet award-winning Los Angeles artist Philip Hindenach, whose artwork is installed throughout the showroom. You may also view a selection of his work on Helms Avenue. Hindenach has been active in the art and interior design world for 40 years.

In the Helms Design Center + Washington Corridor

Join us in our to-the-trade Design Center and the Washington Corridor for pop-up installations, a photography exhibit, screen printing demos, studio tours, and more.

Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard


A Colorful Exploration with Sarajo Frieden

All Day

Los Angeles artist Sarajo Frieden’s work explores a joy of color, the inspiration of nature, and complex patterns of organic and geometric forms. She experiments with different painting mediums and employs methodologies that include painting, collage, cut ups, sewing, intricate pattern cutting, and shaping. Fascinated by pattern migration, textile traditions, and the intersection of craft and fine art, her work reflects a hybrid of these influences along with those of California’s diverse Pacific Rim communities where she was raised and continues to live.


Screen Printing Inspired by Alexander Girard

All Day

Join Vitra during one of their Alexander Girard-inspired printmaking workshops throughout the day, led by Textile Arts LA experts Carrie Burckle and Francisca Gonzalez. Stop by to get a screen printing tutorial and leave with your very own tea towel. Limited space available, so please be sure to view the schedule and sign up at Eventbrite below to claim your spot. In addition, Vitra will have select Alexander Girard accessories available for purchase!

Workshop Schedule and Sign-up:

Alexander Girard Inspired Screen Printing Workshop #1
11:30 – 12:30

Alexander Girard Inspired Screen Printing Workshop #2
1:00 – 2:00

Alexander Girard Inspired Screen Printing Workshop #3
2:30 – 3:30

Alexander Girard Inspired Screen Printing Workshop #4
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Studio B

Diana Wong: Heaven, Earth & US

All Day

On view until October 17th, celebrated Los Angeles-based artist and curator Diana Shiu-Iu Wong’s exhibition is an expression of the introspective qualities of the human psyche and the esoteric elements of change.

Louis Poulsen

Go West Photography Installation by David Hartwell

All Day

Louis Poulsen presents Go West, photographs by Los Angeles based artist, photographer, animator, and motion graphics artist, David Hartwell. Hartwell explores America’s expansion westward, American exceptionalism, and the concept of Manifest Destiny in a display throughout the showroom.

Salton Bay Drive and Hilo Ave. (2018) Salton City, California

Washington Corridor
8723 Washington Boulevard

Square Off/LA

All Day

Square Off/LA is an intimate portrait of Los Angeles as seen through a square lens by over 50 local photographers. Its intent is to inspire and engage viewers to observe life and landscape in Los Angeles from a slightly different perspective. Each photographer will exhibit 3 photographs that will sell for a fixed price of $100 each, with 50% of the proceeds supporting the Culver Arts Foundation for local art programs.

Studio II: Open Studio

All Day

Get a behind-the-scenes tour of Studio II artists Chris Hero, Kate Leachman, Stephanie Kerley-Schwartz, and Kiki Sammarcelli inside their hidden jewel-box workspace, deep in the heart of the old Helms Bakery building.

We’d Like to Thank All Our Partners