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The scene in Hollywood for art is full of a varied mix of contemporary art including pop surrealism, outsider art, themed exhibitions, and international artists. From opening night parties to Saturday afternoon gallery strolls, there’s always something to see in our rich cultural city.
(credit: Loft at Liz’s)

(credit: Loft at Liz’s)


Loft at Liz’s
453 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-4403
www.theloftatlizs.com

In an atmosphere that feels like a cross between a hip New York loft apartment and a members-only art party, Loft at Liz’s requires visitors to enter through a brightly painted door in an alley behind owner Liz’s antique hardware shop. Known for its vibrant openings and carefully curated thematic exhibits, this is the place to take in a fascinating art talk, as well as a jam-packed opening night. From exhibits highlighting the art and artists of Watts to fabric art, there’s always something fascinating happening here.

(credit: Lam Gallery)

(credit: Lam Gallery)


LAM Gallery
913 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 498-5977
www.lamgalleryla.com

LAM Gallery is a beautifully curated, elegant gallery which often features work by established international and national exhibiting artists as well as many from Los Angeles. Owner and director Winnie Lam features riveting solo and group exhibitions that include multi-media sculptures, oil paintings, and tapestries. This is museum-quality art in a cool, clean, hip Hollywood setting.

(credit: Stone Malone Gallery)

(credit: Stone Malone Gallery)


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

Fine art, street art, pop art, and pop-exhibitions pack this diminutive gallery in the heart of Melrose Avenue’s shopping district. Fabulously funky crowds sometimes spill into the street for openings, which include works by artists as diverse as tattoo artist Sean from Texas, Bleep, Reginald Pean, and artist, musician, and owner Stone Malone. Curated by Los Angeles based artist and designer Jonnie Rojas, the gallery often showcases emerging talents, and the gallery hosts a once a month live musical event, too.

(credit: Regen Projects)

(credit: Regen Projects)


Regen Projects
6750 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(310) 276-5424
www.regenprojects.com

This large space is a mecca for contemporary art, with major exhibitions including minimalist artist Toba Khedoori. Founded in 1989, this spare, white-walled gallery is a long established space recognized for major large-scale exhibitions including multi-media pieces and sculptures from artists such as Stephan Balkenhol, Matthew Barney, Rachel Harrison, Elliott Hundley, Anish Kapoor, Toba Khedoori, and Catherine Opie. To find out what’s happening among the rising stars in contemporary art in Los Angeles, make sure to stop by this thriving Hollywood art gallery.

(credit: La Luz de Jesus Gallery)

(credit: La Luz de Jesus Gallery)


La Luz de Jesus
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-7667
www.laluzdejesus.com

Folk art, outsider art – whatever you want to call it, this gallery is all about eclectic and often avant garde works. Begun in 1986, by art collector and entrepreneur Billy Shire, the gallery is credited with establishing a new school of pop surrealism California Art, called “Lowbrow.” A recent example of this is “The Coaster Show,” which featured coasters as the medium for curated art. From paintings to multi-media, there’s always something a little different going on here.

Genie Davis is a multi-published journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles. See more on: CBSLA | eco-exist.com | geniedavis.com | DiversionsLA | Twitter.

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