10 Best L.A. Art Galleries For Partying
With over-the-top group show openings sponsored by the various high-octane energy drinks and vodka companies, what stylish Miracle Mile street-inspired art warehouse LAB ART lacks in traditional exhibition space for expansive solo shows they make up for with an exciting revolving inventory of hot-off-the-presses work from dozens of the most prolific muralists, pasters and exotic taggers in town. All of the hype is well-attended by swarms of good-looking, in-the-know, afterparty-ready, art and vodka enthusiasts. What could possibly go wrong with a formula like that? 217 S. La Brea Blvd.. Miracle Mile. (323) 933-1021, www.labartgallery.com.
5. Mark Moore Gallery
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Sometimes it can be hard to highlight just one of the always-very-many galleries in the Culver City district -- whose openings are often simultaneous, which can make the area a little chaotic. But whether one of 20 parties, or the only one on the block, Mark Moore Gallery always brings the exact perfect blend of serious and experimental culture, avant-garde visuals and back-patio bartending. An opening reception there is the sort of evening you think of when you grab your friends and get a little dressed up for an archetypal art-world gathering in perfect, well-heeled bohemian style. 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City. (310) 453-3031, www.markmooregallery.com.
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