Must-See Galleries at the Downtown L.A. Art Walk

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Every second Thursday of the month from noon to 10 p.m., art lovers gather in Downtown L.A. for the Downtown Art Walk. Join in on the fun by taking a free self-guided tour of the area's hottest galleries, ranging from commercial art to nonprofit venues. If you're having trouble choosing where to visit, these galleries have garnered reputations for style, scene and cutting-edge art.

The Hive Gallery & Studios

There’s something distinctly Los Angeles about The Hive, one of Downtown Art Walk’s busiest galleries. The works here represent an amalgam of talent, all of which has a common theme of pushing boundaries both personal and public. Expect a DJ, a stylish crowd and eye-popping work.

729 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
213.955.9051
www.thehivegallery.com

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

You’ll see impressive displays of digital wizardry-turned-art at the thriving Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, where artists from all over the world showcase their works. It’s easy to see why the gallery is so popular. Curator Rex Bruce isn’t afraid to dismiss definitions of “high” or “low” culture — he’s only interested in excellent art.

102 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
323.646.9427
www.lacda.com

Spring Arts Tower

The Spring Arts Tower, known as “the hub of Gallery Row,” champions art and culture in Los Angeles and houses several galleries including CB1 Gallery and the Spring Arts Collective, as well as The Last Bookstore, which has been compared to San Francisco's City Lights. The Tower has held many an art event, but has also hosted fashion shows and poetry readings.

453 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213.623.4636
springartstower.com