You don’t have to be an art connoisseur to appreciate a good gallery! Whether you’re a fan of paintings, sculptures, photography or just looking around, there’s no shortage of great art galleries in Los Angeles. Many put on free shows open to the public along with opportunities to meet the artists themselves. I’ve put together a list of some of the best galleries in LA.
Art Share LA
Located in the heart of Downtown LA’s Art District, this 28,000 square foot space offers public exhibitions through its gallery, dance studio, classrooms and more. Its top floor offers artists a work space for their art as well as free jazz jam sessions every Thursday at 8 pm. Since being relaunched in 2013, Art Share LA has opened up to include other art forms including poetry, theater and musical events throughout the year. For a full calendar of their programs, visit their website: artsharela.org.
The Loft at Liz’s
Gallery owner Liz Gordon began her gallery in 2004 as an “artist-in-residence” above a small antique store in Los Angeles. It has since become a hotspot for creatives, featuring both established and emerging artists. Located right on the historic Miracle Mile in LA along with museum row, The Loft at Liz’s offers all variety of mediums including paintings, musical performances, dance and culinary art forms. The exhibits change twice a month and attract visitors and artists from around the world. The Loft at Liz’s is also available for both private events and rental space. To see the gallery’s current and upcoming events, visit its website: theloftatlizs.com.
This vibrant gallery features more than 50 established and emerging artists in abstract, contemporary and street art. Beginning as an online gallery in 2012, Wallspace LA now holds more than 350 art pieces on view which are available for purchase, rental and long-term leasing. For more information on upcoming exhibits and collections, visit their website: wallspacela.com.
Los Angeles is home to some of the most well-known art galleries in the world. From free exhibits to weekly events, these galleries offer a wide variety of experiences for people of all ages! With no expensive entrance fees or long exhibit lines, it’s no wonder that art galleries are popular among the public. Looking to stay in Los Angeles while you visit? See some of the best luxury hotels in downtown LA here!