10 Best L.A. Art Galleries For Partying
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The first Friday of every month there's a new show opening at La Luz de Jesus -- the famous low-brow art emporium in the back half of Wacko, near the corner of Hollywood and Vermont. These first Fridays regularly see a veritable army of tattooed, vintage-clad locals descend on the quirky scene. The art, like the crowd, ranges from the cartoonish to the masterful; and the place is always crawling with artists and other fascinating people straight off the pages of the art magazine Juxtapoz -- whether for ambitious theme shows or high-profile solos; book and toy releases; and just straight-up concert and hang-out nights.
4633 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz. (323) 666-7667, www.laluzdejesus.com.
7. LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
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Despite their openings happening on Wednesday nights, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) never fails to bring out the crowds for their installations, performances and legendary auctions. They enjoy the support of a broad cross-section of L.A. culturati, from students to established artists, curators, writers, musicians, performers, collectors, filmmakers, philanthropists, academics and designers. But it's also smack in the middle of Hollywood Blvd., and there's no stopping the unpredictable fashion and energy of the street from seeping in. 6522 Hollywood Blvd., Hlywd. (323) 957-1777, www.welcometolace.org .
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1331 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA