In true Los Angeles fashion, the city has much more to offer than luxury real estate. The city has sculpted its art scene into a hip, trendy and eclectic cultural destination that is literally putting on a fantastic show almost on a daily basis. From visual arts to live performances, a diverse spectrum of the enigmatic to the avant-garde, the fast-growing L.A. art space is an exciting hotspot not to be missed. Here are five of the hottest Los Angeles art galleries you need to visit.
Located in the heart of Downtown L.A., with other outposts located in Zurich, London and New York, Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is a multi million-dollar, multi-disciplinary arts center that offers cutting-edge exhibitions, an exciting line-up of public programs and amenities that could rival the most popular museums in the city. Its first exhibit –Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016 was seven decades in the making, featuring nearly 100 works by 34 women artists. The 24,000-square-foot gallery also features a bookstore, restaurant, public garden and a lab where you can peruse vintage magazines and books.
901 E 3rd St, Los Angeles
An artist-run space pulsating with an infectious energy and a youthful vibe, the 6,200-square-foot Night Gallery occupies a warehouse, giving the gallery a club-like sensibility. Collectors are a regular here, with the gallery’s robust programming featuring conceptual and contemporary art throughout the year. Current exhibitions feature French artist Claire Tabouret and Los Angeles based photographer Phil Davis, which are on display through March 4, 2017.
2276 E 16th St, Los Angeles
Michele Maccarone, principal and founder of the Manhattan-based gallery, opened the doors of the 50,000-square-foot art complex with an inaugural show featuring new paintings by Alex Hubbard. The space boasts of 15,000 square feet of event and outdoor showing space, a residence, a project space and two studios that provide platforms for innovative exhibitions and buzz-worthy figures. Maccarone represents a few local artists such as Oscar Tuazon and Rodney McMillian. Be sure to check out the upcoming exhibition 1000 Brushstrokes by modernist painter Joe Zucker from February 11, 2017 - April 1, 2017.
300 S Mission Rd, Los Angeles
Founded by Australian photographer PC Valmorbida, Prism is renowned for both its impeccable program of contemporary and urban art as well as celebrity sightings. Located along the illustrious Sunset Boulevard, it is the place to be if you’re after an impressive cultural scene that’s injected with the glamour of Hollywood. Street artist Barry McGee and fashion and portrait photographer Mario Testino have showcased their work here, while the Olsen twins, Rachel Zoe, Miley Cyrus and Gisele Bundchen have graced the shows as well as the gallery’s legendary rooftop after-parties.
8746 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
The London and Berlin-based gallery has now added Los Angeles to their roster of creative enclaves. Located in the iconic Miracle Mile district, the contemporary art gallery is housed in a 14,000 square-foot building which coincidentally, features a massive slab of the Berlin Wall. Cologne-based art-world feminists, Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers paved the way for contemporary female artists such as Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger and Louise Lawler in the early to mid 80’s. Today, they represent emerging and established artists including John Baldessari, Sterling Ruby and Ed Ruscha.
5900 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles