The Echo Park Time Travel Mart will reveal its new window display this Saturday, May 14 during the Echo Park Public Display of Art walk.
If you haven't been to the Echo Park Time Travel Mart in Los Angeles yet, there's no better time, past or the future, to visit than this Saturday. The store—which sells quirky time travel-themed products like "body humours" and Robot Toupées to raise money for 826LA's reading and writing center in back—will be welcoming a sharp new window display, thanks to a contest we helped organize last month. In choosing the inaugural designer for the new space, the judges were unanimously delighted by the idea of Molly Burgess. This local designer and illustrator managed to combine the seemingly disparate concepts of summer reading, the Pleistocene Era, the year 3022 A.D., and zero-gravity into one awesome window display. Don't worry, it will make sense when you see it.
The Echo Park Time Travel Mart will debut the new window as part of Echo Park's Public Displays of Art (PDA) art walk. More than 40 stores, galleries, and restaurants will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with plenty to see, eat, and buy. And on the strip of Sunset where 826LA is located, all the stores will be hosting a Shop Hop, with discounts and extended hours. David Barnes of Of Montreal will be doing a book reading and signing at 826LA at 4:00 p.m., and places like Origami Vinyl and Stories bookstore will be hosting their own music and art events as well.
So take a stroll through Echo Park this Saturday and soak up the creative vibes of this art-infused neighborhood. Stop by the Time Travel Mart at 1714 Sunset Boulevard from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to see the new window, and maybe pick up a few cases of leeches ("Nature's Doctor!") for the journey ahead.