Hit the streets by starting at Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel, one of L.A.’s best bookstores for art books, in the afternoon. Start your walk by learning about the evolution of this longstanding district, a neighborhood that started as a commercial vineyard and slowly morphed into an industrial area and later a happening arts center.
During the course of your walk you’ll pop into world-class art galleries like L.A.’s Art Share, the city’s largest private art warehouse, and also pass by the NEON and ‘Out of the Box’ galleries as well. If you’re hoping to get a taste for the ‘cutting edge’ of L.A.’s art scene you’re in luck: during your walk, you’ll discover the colorful mix of street art created by area locals. Make sure to take a photo in front of the district’s famous street art ‘angel wings.’
Before you finish your Arts District Exploration, stop to get a taste of L.A. musical history at the famous ‘Punk Place,’ a venue known for launching the careers of a variety of local acts and internationally-acclaimed stars.