800 E. 4th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013



Located in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles, The Container Yard continues to emerge as one of the most exciting urban renewal projects in the second-largest city in America. Its generic name, much like the bare brick walls that once housed the Japanese confectionary manufacturer Mikawaya, invites precisely the questions it has been reluctant to answer. For the past year, The Container Yard has eschewed defining itself in any certain terms, instead maintaining an artistic openness that pulsates with the hope and passion of unfettered possibilities. 

Occupying a formidable footprint on the city map, The Container Yard has made its mark on the city’s cultural consciousness. With the support of the community, the brick walls were soon covered in murals: three empty buildings and an enormous cooler became temporary canvases for the city’s emerging and established street artists who continue to play an integral role in the transformation of this post-industrial compound into a creative hub and artistic home. As The Container Yard has hosted a number of high-profile parties and events, both words and images are rapidly spreading about this exciting new space.

Moving forward, The Container Yard is committed to growing a locally sustainable ecosystem for the community with a global influence—what it likes to call sustainability through responsible commerce—by bringing in small, even experimental businesses for quality food and drink, innovative art and design, and ultimately inspiration and creativity.



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TCY has only been a part of the Arts District story since 2013, but the history of our space and the neighborhood goes back much further. The Container Yard site was actually the first mass production manufacturing plant for Japanese ice cream mochi company, Mikawaya. This property is actual made up of 4 smaller lots which were pieced together over time by the late Francis Hashimoto and her husband, both whom have left a legacy of fearlessness and creativity which just seemed to be a part of the DNA of the space. From that point onward, we simply followed our instincts and attempted to create what we felt was our own haven for creativity. Pursuing our own love for art and creative building, we simply started to hack, cut, paint and weld our way to where we are today. All we can say is that having this space has been an absolute opportunity and blessing and we're grateful for companies like Hansen's who are willing to support our creative experiments and also extremely grateful to all of the artists who have supported us with their art over the years. 



"Why didn't I come here sooner?" — Hamlet Daily

"Fairfield is a modern day foodie's utopia. " — Village Post

"An unforgettable time that inspired a new relationship with cooking and eating. " — City Gazette

"No better way to spend a weekend than with good food and good friends. " — Hicks Globe