Bell at Gage


Play the L.A. River is a come-one-come-all project by the arts collective Project 51 -- a collective of L.A. River-loving artists, designers, planners, writers, educators -- that invites Angelenos to explore, enjoy, reclaim, and reimagine the mighty L.A. River as a grand civic space that can green and connect our communities.


CARD: 3 of South

SITE: 6400 River Drive, Bell, 90201

Look east, look west. A good spot to see why the tiny but densely populated industrial cities between Vernon and Long Beach deserve a greenway.

As you ride downriver along the bike path, soon past Maywood Riverfront Park you'll arrive at this intersection. To the west is the town of Bell, where the region's only Art Walk takes place, and where you may run into an open mic inside a residential garage, where Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez might make an appearance. To the east is Bell Gardens, where eleven brothers started the popular El Pescador restaurants, and a legacy of Native American pow wows may surprise you.

alivio open mic guitar photographer Bryan Diaz-thumb-600x400-71840-thumb-630x420-86324
Alivio Open Mic | Photo: Bryan Diaz

How do you play the L.A. River in Bell at Gage? Tell us here.

Story continues below

We are dedicated to providing you with articles like this one. Show your support with a tax-deductible contribution to KCET. After all, public media is meant for the public. It belongs to all of us.

Keep Reading