What We Do

@WeAreDTLA specializes in projects, events, and campaigns aimed at those who work, live, and play in Downtown Los Angeles. Melissa Richardson Banks and Edgar Varela offer an array of professional services for corporations, small businesses, and nonprofits alike, including but not limited to the following:


  • Create and/or implement marketing plans and campaigns designed to attract audiences and/or drive sales.

Special Events

  • Organize, produce, coordinate, market and manage special events of all sizes, from art salons to community festivals.

Sponsorships & Corporate Partnerships

  • Research, secure, and successfully manage sponsorships and corporate partnerships for community and cultural projects.