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Arts & Museums
This is a gallery that honors the prominent Ukrainian community of Los Angeles. Celebrating the traditional and contemporary art of the Ukrainian region of the former Soviet Union, this small complex includes a gallery and performance facilities. Mediums often found here include paintings, prints and crafts. The center hosts a number of special events every year, many of which tie in with Ukrainian and American holidays. Admission is free. Some special events require a modest entry fee.
An uncluttered, open space ideal for displaying art, the Synchronicity art gallery features exhibitions of paintings by contemporary artists. They even organize exhibitions that can be appreciated by all ages, like displaying Halloween masks created by children whose parents are artists themselves. The gallery has interesting deals for works by artists like Joseph Buzzell, Ola Vasiljeva and Megan Whitmarsh. Check the website for upcoming exhibitions. Appointments can be made for visits on closed days, call for details.
Owned by L.A's most beloved drag performer Phyliss Navidad a.k.a Phillip Bandel, the Pop tART Gallery is an inspiring art gallery which breaks out of traditional moulds, and makes visiting art galleries an exhilarating experience. Check website for details on upcoming events here.
Founded in 1991, the Korean American Museum is a one-stop information and documentation center regarding the history, culture and achievements of the Korean community in America. The museum has tastefully documented the story of Korean immigrants to America, and through discussions and forums, has activated people to think about the future of the Korean community. Furthermore, the museum provides a visual and creative platform to view exhibitions, such as Snapshot: A Portrait of American Korean Adoptees, Dreams and Reality: Korean American Contemporary Art, and many more.
In addition to being one of the most well preserved Victorian homes in Los Angeles, this museum houses many local antiques and artifacts. Presented through seasonal exhibitions, the museum seems to always have something new to look at. In addition, the staff is extremely helpful and informative and always willing to help educate. John Krieger presents a show entitled "Remembering Los Angeles" each Saturday, which is a brief foray into the forgotten history of the city through his collection of antique postcards.
Just like art is appreciated and seen across all ages and cultures, L'KEG Gallery is a space for every one. All kinds of art can be a part of this gallery, be it fine art, modern art or performance arts. Special encouragement is given to upcoming artists who need to showcase their art at a reasonable rate. A non-profit establishment, L'KEG Gallery is run with the help of volunteers and is open by appointment only.
Carrying more than 12,000 works of art, Ashkenazy Gallery is located within walking distance of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The vast inventory of 19th and 20th century works is truly impressive. Amongst the collection of art, you will find works from Chuck Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Guy Dill, Laddie John Dill and other important Californian, American and international artists. For further details and visiting hours, call ahead.
Opened in 1986 by the charming art collector Billy Shire, the La Luz De Jesus Gallery showcases a diverse range of genres encompassing surrealism, street art, graffiti, interesting sculptures, sexually deviant artwork and folk art. Collectors, entrepreneurs, students, artists, interior decorators, designers and art lovers are regulars at this gallery which is well-connected to L.A's art world. Check website for upcoming exhibitions.
An art gallery complex, screening space and a charming historic estate masterminded by Frank Lloyd Wright, Barnsdall Park is a unique phenomenon gracing the west side of Silver Lake. Sitting in the middle of a verdant park, a few terraces above Hollywood Boulevard, the complex is a large well-appointed structure, weekly alternating a wide scope of events and happening. Special exhibits (traditional media and multimedia), art galas and celebrations, screenings series, retrospects, art classes, lectures and even wine tastings, are all available to the public for a modest fee. Fueled by a genuine passion to promote art awareness and appreciation in the local community, Barnsdall designs its programming to include youth, mature audiences and families. Plan your visit around a special event or just drop by some sun-washed evening to stroll the grounds and soak in the pretty setting. -Kate Sobol
The original brain child of Shepard Fairey and Blaze Blouin, Subliminal Projects is a gallery that encourages and exhibits contemporary art in numerous forms. Opened in 2003 in one of the classiest neigborhoods of L.A, this space embraces paintings, photography, graphic art and installations, while lectures and workshops are conducted almost all year round. Check their website for a list of upcoming events.
This museum, founded in 1924, is certainly one of Southern California's forgotten gems. The collection here contains a wealth of Middle Eastern artifacts, some of which are more than 2,000 years old. Collected by explorer Antonio F. Futterer during his years abroad, some of the smaller items here include lamps, bottles and coins. The impressive mummy casket dates 600 years before the birth of Christ. Today, Holyland Exhibition can be visited only by appointment for a small fee, which covers a tour and refreshments. Disabled access is limited to the ground floor.
18th Street Art Center is a compact enclave of artists' studios encompassing a two-block area in a predominantly residential neighborhood of Santa Monica. Amongst its numerous artistic and cultural exchange efforts, educational programs and community work, the Art Center also throws seasonal parties. These are multi-faceted events, featuring a gamut of attractions which include bands and DJs, gourmet food trucks, alternative health and lifestyle demonstrations, curio functions (such as a classic hotrod roundup), along with a conglomerate of exhibits and installations and challenging performances/readings. An open house runs in the background, where visitors may rub elbows with resident artists and purchase, or even commission, work from them. Located only a short driving distance from downtown Santa Monica, an Art Center party warrants a visit.