10 Best Art Galleries In West Hollywood

January 27, 2017 12:28 AM

(credit: Moran Bondaroff)

(credit: Moran Bondaroff)


Aside from being known for its assortment of bars and great restaurants, West Hollywood is a mecca for art. Gallery opening nights are abuzz on seemingly every corner. But, what are the best galleries to see art in the area? While art choices are always subjective, here are some top picks.
(credit: Moran Bondaroff)

(credit: Moran Bondaroff)


Moran Bondaroff
937 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 652-1711
www.moranbondaroff.com

Lively thematic exhibitions are the norm at this trend-setting contemporary art gallery located just south of Santa Monica Blvd. Vibrant mixed media pieces are among the stellar art presented in the open, airy space of Moran Bondaroff, where opening nights are always a busy, fashionable affair.

(credit: Jack Burke)

(credit: Jack Burke)


Los Angeles Art Association
825 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90189
(310) 652-8272
www.laaa.org

The Los Angeles Art Association is a non-profit gallery that operates as a cooperative, and frequently shows cutting-edge solo and group shows. From video art installations to sculpture and paintings, there’s always something fresh and vital on display. The gallery primarily exhibits contemporary art, and it presents new exhibitions monthly. Recent artists on display include Dwora Fried (above), Lori Pond, Dani Dodge, and Kristine Schomaker.

(credit: Gallery 1988)

(credit: Gallery 1988)


Gallery 1988 – East and West
7308 & 7021 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 937-7088
www.nineteeneightyeight.com

Fun, pop, contemporary, and abstract art are among the types of art shown in these two narrow galleries located in the heart of Melrose Avenue’s shopping district. Gallery 1988 frequently presents shows that riff on popular culture, whether it’s television programming or graphics that might appeal to hip comic book collectors. There is both an East and West location, which usually hold concurrent openings.

(credit: Stone Malone Gallery)

(credit: Stone Malone Gallery)


Stone Malone Gallery
7619 1/2 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 782-7070
www.stonemalonegallery.com

Stone Malone Gallery is considered the gallery that sparked the original Melrose Avenue art scene. The space is small, but the art is large, and the gallery features shows that offer up hip street artists like Bleep and the pyrographic art of Zachary Aronson.

(credit: Louis Stern Fine Arts)

(credit: Louis Stern Fine Arts)


Louis Stern Fine Arts
9002 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 276-0147
www.louissternfinearts.com

Louis Stern Fine Arts is home to sophisticated, upscale contemporary art, and is also the spot to view mid-twentieth century West Coast abstract painters. The gallery is a significant contributor to the art scene for established artists and serious collectors.

(credit: Merry Karnowsky Gallery/KP Projects)

(credit: Merry Karnowsky Gallery/KP Projects)


Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-4408
www.mkgallery.com

Representing an impressive number of well-known contemporary artists, including Shepard Fairey, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery is a huge draw for the art crowd on opening nights. Usually featuring concurrent solo shows, the gallery is known as a hot spot for emerging, mid-career, and established artists.

(credit: Thomas Duncan Gallery)

(credit: Thomas Duncan Gallery)


Thomas Duncan Gallery
6109 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(310) 494-1177
www.thomasduncangallery.com

Mixed media, paintings, and sculpture all all prominent at the Thomas Duncan Gallery. This exhibit space is known for its carefully curated contemporary and abstract art, which appeals to collectors across the city.

(credit: New Image)

(credit: New Image)


New Image Art
7920 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 654-2192
www.newimageartgallery.com

Considered a contemporary gallery that’s willing to take chances, New Image Art has been a part of the WeHo art scene since 1994. Known as a spot to see innovative exhibitions including mixed media, New Image Art continues to thrive, focusing on both unknown and emerging artists,

(credit: Paul Koepiking Gallery)

(credit: Paul Koepiking Gallery)


Paul Koepiking Gallery
8810 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 559-0800
www.kopeikingallery.com

A bright, open space and eclectic exhibitions are the earmarks of a visit to the Paul Koepiking Gallery. Photographic pairings, video art, mixed media, and paintings are all a part of the mix in this well-regarded, spare gallery. Solo shows predominate, and the gallery emphasizes contemporary works.

(credit: M + B Gallery)

(credit: M + B Gallery)


M + B Gallery
612 N Almont Dr.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 550-0050
www.mbart.com

M + B Gallery features contemporary art that often blurs the lines between mediums. Unique works by both established and emerging artists exhibit sculpture, painting, installation art, and mixed media in a medium-sized, clean and modern space.

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