10 Best L.A. Art Galleries For Partying
|From Concept FW's event at Ace Gallery|
Both of ACE Gallery's locations (both Miracle Mile and Beverly Hills) are epic, spacious, museum-scaled affairs that put on opening parties to match -- but the Mid-Wilshire location on an entire floor of the landmark Desmond Building is built to impress. Its warren of both intimate and hangar-like spaces is at its best when enlivened by an onslaught of who's-who in the young and classic L.A. art world -- an already amped-up crowd whose mood is further enhanced by the pouring of never-ending high-end sponsored cocktails and the frequent and fabulous fine-feathered traffic jams in the labyrinth of hallways. 5514 Wilshire Blvd., Miracle Mile. (323) 935-3388, www.acegallery.net
3. LA Louver
Something of a standard-bearer in the Venice art scene of the past 25 years, LA Louver Gallery openings are art-world destinations for a surprisingly eclectic crowd. Whether they're showing British legend David Hockney or graffiti artist Gajin Fujita, there is a certain temple-like quality to the beachside space that inspires both reverence and networkable merry-making in visitors. From stylish locals to paint-splattered artists and even bejeweled royalty of the Hills, this is a place to be seen in the act of looking, and a fertile land for aficionados of posh accents. 45 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. (310) 822-4955, www.lalouver.com.
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