You can’t walk down La Cienega Blvd between Venice Blvd and Washington Blvd without tripping over Sandroni Rey, Blum & Poe, Roberts & Tilton, Peres Projects, Kinkead, Koplin Del Rio, David Kordansky, or LAXART. Stop by Sandroni Rey to see emerging Los Angeles artist Farrah Karapetian’s wall-sized photographs exploring the passage of time through contemporary political landscapes. If you’re able to catch New York-based artist Sue DeBeer’s show at Sandroni Rey, prepare to be overwhelmingly swept away in teen-girl angst animus, both cuddly and creepy at once.
Stop by widely-known LA Contemporary for the works of more established international artists such as Banksy, Frank Gehry, Robert Rauschenberg, John Baldessari, or Venice-based artist Laddie John Dill, whose materially substantive abstract art weighs as heavy on the walls as it does on the mind.
Whatever your aesthetic desire, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the Downtown Culver City art galleries. Packed full of galleries featuring traditional and emerging paintings, prints, sculptures, photography, and mixed media, the Culver City Arts District is quickly making its mark in the always interesting, always thought-provoking Los Angeles arts scene.
The annual Artwalk Culver City takes place in late May and all Culver City art galleries and exhibition spaces are open from noon to 8pm. The annual event celebrates the relatively new Culver City Arts District full of both traditional and emerging art.
No visit to the Culver City Arts District is complete without a stop by Royal/T, the café/shop/art space that features the Japanese pop art of Takashi Murakami, Hideaki Kawashima side by side with the pop culture-drenched art of KAWS and Mr. Los Angeles’ first cosplay café features a full menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner, beers, wines, and other specialty drinks. Inspired by the meido kissa (maid café) phenomena of Toyko’s Akihabara district, Royal/T is sure to satisfy both your hunger and your imagination.
Culver City Art Galleries:
- MODAA – 8609 Washington Blvd, CC
- Cerasoli – 8530 – B Washington Blvd, CC
- Corey Helford Gallery– 8522 Washington Blvd, CC
- Koplin Del Rio – 6031 Washington Blvd, CC
- Kinkead – 6029 Washington Blvd, CC
- LeBasse Projects – 6023 Washington Blvd, CC
- Kinsey/DesForges – 6009 Washington Blvd, CC
- David Kordansky Gallery – 3143 S La Cienega, LA
- De Soto Gallery – 2635 Fairfax Ave, LA
- Billy Shire Fine Arts – 5790 Washington Blvd, CC
- Susanne Vielmetter Gallery – 5795 Washington Blvd, CC
- David Gallery – 5759 Washington Blvd, CC
- Roberts & Tilton – 5801 Washington Blvd, CC
- Peres Projects – 2766 S La Cienega, LA
- Sandroni Rey – 2762 S La Cienega, LA
- Blum & Poe – 2754 S La Cienega, LA
- George Billis Gallery – 2716 S La Cienega, LA
- Taylor DeCordoba Gallery – 2660 S La Cienega, LA
- Walter Maciel Gallery – 2642 S La Cienega, LA
- LAXART – 2640 S La Cienega, LA
- LA Contemporary – 2634 S La Cienega, LA
- JK Gallery – 2632 S La Cienega, LA
- Honor Fraser Gallery – 2622 S La Cienega, LA
- Denizen Gallery – 8600 Venice Blvd, LA
- The Constant Gallery – 2673 S La Cienega, LA
- Fette’s Gallery – 4255 Baldwin Ave, CC
- Greg Fleishman Gallery – 3850 Main St, CC
- Fresh Paint – 9355 Culver Blvd Ste B, CC
- Museum of Jurassic Technology – 9341 Venice Blvd, CC
- Overtones – 12703 Venice Blvd, CC
- Royal/T – 8910 Washington Blvd, CC
- Western Projects – 3830 Main St, CC
Last Updated on Saturday, 28 April 2012 12:52