DTLA Arts District Night Tonight! Saturday January 31st 6:00pm-9:00pm

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IMG_2423Ser@LA mural outside of Harmony Murphy Gallery

Join participating galleries and creative businesses with ARTSDISTRICT.COM along with other galleries and creative business spaces that support artists this evening, from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (some are open longer) for an evening of gallery exploration where many are creating special programming as well. Some of the openings will be located in an area among old industrial warehouses adjacent to the Arts District along with more established areas in the Arts District.

With Cartwheel Art and Cartwheel Art Tours based in this neighborhood, it’s been really exciting for us to see this explosion of new galleries opening with more to come soon. This year we are preparing for the additional developments of Hauser, Wirth and Schimmel, where they are creating a dynamic multidisciplinary arts center that will be located in a historic 1000,000 square foot mill complex, along with the new location of A + D Architecture and Design Museum. A+ D Museum will be situated across from The Container Yard who has become a leader in attracting local Los Angeles and well known international artists with murals throughout the old Mochi factory and are often part of the Cartwheel Art Tours.

Also scheduled to open this year in One Santa Fe is the Arts District Center for the Arts who have been operating with District Gallery across from Joel Bloom Triangle as a project space. Other developments are rumored. However, all of these developments will increase the awareness of the  Arts District where galleries that have been here for a longer period of time such as The Box gallery, TRACTIONARTS, Lili Lakich Neon Art Studio and Art Share L.A., will all be provided additional exposure and create a new feeling of contemporary art in the community that is clearly expanding and thriving.  Stay tuned for more exciting developments here with Cartwheel Art and Cartwheel Art Tours!

Following, we have provided a list of the many of the one year-old galleries (with the exception of District gallery) that ARTSDISTRIC.COM has organized as part of the google map for the group.  While, in addition, including other galleries in the neighborhood for reference indicating which ones are open this evening as well.

1) Angel City Brewery – Open tonight until 11pm. 

Check out the works of LA-based artists Angie Jones and David Flores in the Public House gallery space at Angel City Brewery with the exhibition titled “Transcendent” that features an abstract collection of portraits, including well-known artists Vincent Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo.

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Angel City Brewery is located at 216 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Angel City Brewery. 

2) Art Share LA – Open tonight until 11pm. 

Join Art Share L.A. tonight until 10:00pm for the closing reception of a poignant and powerful exhibit that celebrates the life and work of the late Carl Ramsey. The exhibit includes downtown urban scenes for which Carl was best known, many breathtaking landscapes, and the portraits of downtown residents he created during his 20 years of painting in DTLA and SoCal. On view in its entirety for the first time ever, the very touching ” Women of Skid Row” series. OVER 100 pieces on display. There is free and ample parking available across the street in the Art Share L.A. lot


Art Share L.A. is located at 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Art Share L.A. 

3) CB1 Gallery – Open tonight until 9pm. 

CB1 Gallery is pleased to present the inaugural exhibitions in their new 4500 SF downtown LA gallery space—Laura Krifka: Reap the Whirlwind and André Goeritz: schadenfreude. For her second CB1 exhibition, Laura Krifka’s Reap the Whirlwind explores the subject of transgression and punishment through painting, drawing, sculpture and video. Reap the Whirlwind is wrapped in the language of seduction, beauty and the sublime, set against a backdrop of a classic landscape. schadenfreude is André Goeritz’ second solo show at the gallery and a collection of new sculptural wall pieces. The artist’s new pieces consist predominantly of wall-mounted sculptural works, which stress innate uniformity, materiality, and objective linearity.

Opening concurrently will be the first exhibition at CB1-G (CB1 Guest), In Search of the Dot that Created the Circle. The exhibition, curated by Amina Ahmed and Santiago Navila, explores how the transformative nature of geometry is used in Islamic art through the practice of both teachers and alumni of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London.


CB1 Gallery is located at 1923 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021. CB1 Gallery.

4) Cerre – Open tonight until 9pm. 

Cerre is a fashion designer and clothing store. Cerre, designed by Flavie and Clayton Webster, focuses on combining French elegance and tradition with effortless Californian style. The collection is comprised of clean modern essentials with an emphasis on the perfect leather jacket and paired accessories. The use of luxurious materials, subtle tailoring and exquisite couture like craftsmanship create a timeless wardrobe that is as sophisticated as it is wearable.


 Cerre is located at 801 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Cerre.

5) CES Gallery – Open tonight until 9pm. 

CES Gallery is pleased to present the first Los Angeles solo exhibition of collaborative duo JR Doty and Joe Glasco, known as Doty/Glasco. The two artists have been working individually for over ten years and began working together in 2013, developing their studio practice as a team. For this exhibition, they have created bodies of work that explore the passage of time as a means to revisit nature in a contemporary framework for the sublime.

The duo’s work utilizes an archive of 40,000 images made on the road over the last year. The images were taken in specific geographic locations such as Utah and the California Coast, because of their unique geological conditions. The images represent the essence of nature with an emphasis on the phenomena of time as it affects the landscape’s topography, such as rippling water, striations of marble and the constant changing of landforms. Photography plays an active role as the visual archive while the materials used serve to mirror the landscape’s natural movement through cycles of erosion and transformation. Each body of work focuses on abstractions of time using specific materials to create newly formed topography. By establishing a relationship between perception and materiality, the objects they create become material constructions of their perceptual responses to the land.

In Doty/Glasco’s practice, the works freeze the duality of accumulation and severance, making the power and fragility of the landscape and human’s relationship to it incomparably evident.


Ces Gallery is located at 709 Mateo Street #711, Los Angeles, CA 90021. CES Gallery.

6) District Gallery – Open tonight until 9pm. 

District Gallery is hosting a show by Catherine Kaleel, a distinguished artist who has shown the past year in The Netherlands, Germany, San Francisco (and Santa Monica!). Catherine’s technical expertise and her unusual vision — driven by a fascination with the psychology and physiology of perception, has produced a steadily evolving body of work that indicates she is maturing into a significant talent. Her paintings of ordinary objects on bleached plywood have been critically praised and are included in some of the best collections of LA art.


District Gallery is located at 740 E.3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. District Gallery.

7) Downtown Design League and DTLA Face to Face- Open until 9pm.

Downtown Design League is rooted in the belief that success is loving yourself, loving what you do, and loving how you do it. This conviction is what leads us to create. “Our signature collection of one-of-a-kind handcrafted shoes, travel bags, leather jackets, leather motorcycle helmets and accessories are designed and produced locally with focus on craftsmanship, style, and finely selected leather. No detail is ever too small—a point you’ll come to fully appreciate once you lay your eyes on our “Keepsake Collection” of stylishly designed baby shoes.”


Downtown Design League is located at 1855 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Downtown Design League. 

8) Grice Bench – Open tonight until 9pm. 

Grice Bench will be offering an opening reception for Way Station that begins at 7:00pm.


Grice Bench is located at 915 Mateo Street, #210, Los Angeles, California 90021. Grice Bench.

9) Harmony Murphy Gallery – Open tonight until 10pm. 

Join Harmony Murphy with ibid Gallery on Saturday from 4-10PM where they will be having a barbecue and viewing of  G.T. Pellizzi’s current exhibition “Before Completion”.

The works in this exhibition are inspired by Hexagram 64 of the I Ching (Book of Changes), colloquially referred to as Before Completion. This section of the ancient augury Chinese text addresses the moment of clarity and illumination in the creative process that exists after a work is resolved, but before it is finished.

This exhibition features site specific wall drawings, sculptures, as well as interior and exterior light pieces. These works utilize the materials and vocabulary of buildings-in progress and construction sites, such as snap lines, plaster, plywood, etc., as metaphorical representations of the construction of any work of art. Referencing Flaubert, who famously said: “Books are not made like children but like pyramids.


Harmony Murphy Gallery is located at 679 S Santa Fe Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90021. Harmony Murphy Gallery. 

10) Ibid Los Angeles- Opent tonight until 10pm. 

Join Ibid Los Angeles and Harmony Murphy for a BBQ from 4-10pm where you can also view the current exhibition of William Hunt”Playing the Goat”.


Ibid Los Angeles is located at 675 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles 90021, Ibid Los Angeles.

11) Little Big Man Gallery – Open tonight until 10pm. 

Stacey Kranitz has a photographic series exhibition opening tonight Stacy Krantiz’s titled “From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood”. For more information, check out the many reviews that can be found here on the Little Big Man Books Facebook page including that of Time, Inc., Vice Magazine, Issue Magazine and Beautiful Decay.


 Little Big Man Gallery is located at 801 Mateo Street, Los Angeles CA, 90021. Little Big Man Books.

 12) MAMA Gallery- Open tonight until 10pm. 

A public opening reception hosted by creative agency Good Peoples will take place on January 31 from 7pm-10pm. The exhibition is generously supported by DELEÓN® Tequila.

Celebrated NYC artists MINT&SERF, PaperWorkNYC and Los Angeles’ MAMA Gallery have collaborated to present LOVE//WAR, a week-long group exhibition examining the inevitability of uncertainty and conflict. LOVE//WAR will showcase work from international and New York-based artists alongside Los Angeles artists at a moment of regional focus on contemporary art with events such as Art Los Angeles Contemporary and the LA Art Book Fair opening January 29 and January 30, respectively.

Mikhail Sokovikov of MINT&SERF explains that LOVE//WAR is an “exploration of the conflicting relationships that drive our daily lives: Birth vs. Death, Good vs. Evil, Now vs. Never, and Young vs. Old—as understood by a multitude of creative perspectives.” Mikhail continues, “we examined the landscape of the artists and photographers we work with and realized their work ties into a distinct theme: because we are touched by uncertainty and contention, personal desire and public power are a constant and inevitable force behind everything that is good and equally bad. As the late theologian William Ellery Channing put it: ‘Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. LOVE//WAR is a multimedia exhibition presenting photographs, paintings, installation and video with diverse perspectives from 37 artists and photographers. The line-up includes established, world-renowned artists who have shown in museums, galleries and cultural institutions and new and emerging artists. Artists include:

MAMA will also be exhibiting A Study in Fetishisms Vol. 2. by Jonathan Leder and Amy Hood. A Study in Fetishisms is the second volume to a bi-annual collectible that embodies the spirit of America, its fascinations with life, glamor, beauty and tragedy and the women that made, and continue to make it possible.


MAMA Gallery is located at 1242 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021. MAMA Gallery. 

13) Night Gallery – Event with a show that starts at 7:30pm. 

XY Naught. Show starts at 7:30pm.

Visual artist Jory Rabinovitz’s first foray into theater, XY NAUGHT, follows an unknown wanderer’s failed yearnings to express and create. Unable to apprehend established modes of representation and economy, the wanderer fumbles through surroundings and into tumult and debt. A lead role in a play gives promise to make reparations for the protagonist, but instead leads to further confusion, creative impotence and tragedy.

XY NAUGHT was first performed at the New Theater in Berlin, then at Abrons Art Center in New York. This will be the third run of the production and will coincide with an exhibition of Jory Rabinovitz’s work at Martos Los Angeles.


Night Gallery is located at 2276 E 16th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Night Gallery.

14) Play Collaborative Events Venue- Event from 7:30pm – 11;30pm. 

Play is having an event for Smash Club with Live bands and an art show featuring many pieces of teenage art that starts at 7:30pm and ends around 11:30pm. There will also be tables with merch, pins, clothing items, zines, and other handmade goods plus a photo backdrop for a photo booth. Tickets- $7 Bands- Medina sod, Two Lips, We Are Just Friends, Soma Los Angeles and Franky Flowers.


Play is located at 1018 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Play Collaborative Arts Menu. 

15) POST: 

 Post is located at 1904 E. 7th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Post. 

16) The Daily Dose Gallery – Open until 8pm. 

Currently showing the work of Ramsey Chanine .


Daily Dose Gallery is located in the alley of Daily Dose Cafe at 1820 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Daily Dose Cafe. 

17) TRACTIONARTS – video is shown until midnight. 

TRACTIONARTS is a video venue in the heart of the Los Angeles Arts District. Actually, it’s a window facing Traction Ave at the corner of Avery.

TRACTIONARTS was started by Ken Marchionno after attending a talk by Carlton Davis at the Armory Center for the Arts about the history of The Art Dock. The discussion that followed inspired Ken to use a window in the studio he shares with his wife Kim Abeles, to expose the community of the LA Arts District to new and interesting video. Currently on view until February 6 is a film described as follows: Wakinyan Ho Tanka (TC) Hill, 16, from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe wears the head cam as he and other riders travel on horseback from Jensen’s Ranch to Cherry Creek during the 2012 Oomaka Tokatakiya, Future Generations Ride.”


TRACTIONARTS is located at 821 Traction Ave #110, Los Angeles, CA 90013 . TRACTIONARTS.


18) Untitled Project Space – Open until 9pm. 

An artist run project space with a show tonight that is titled VDO: A Screening of Present Occurrences


Located at 707 Mateo Street, Los Angeles, CA 9002. Untitled Project Space.

 19) Wilding Cran- Open until 9pm. 



On view in the Main Gallery is Brooklyn artist, Jason McLean with”Soda Gardner”, a solo exhibition of his new work that is Artillery Magazine pick of the week and one of Cartwheel Art’s favorite’s that they have been following for the last year too! More to come on CarwtheelArt.com. On view through February 28, 2015 .

Soda garder includes several mixed media works that combine drawing and collage with found objects, such as a military grade helmet, wooden doors, presidential imagery and vintage ephemera. Gardner created many of these works during a tried and transitional stay in Los Angeles in 2014. He has created works that explore history and relate it to recent memory. This is his first solo show with Wilding Cran which also includes work from his Brooklyn Studio. His diverse practice such as an artist has included drawing, sculptures, installation, sound performance, zones and mail art. Using multiple mediums, such as pencil, felt marker, acrylic and pastels, MClean records his daily experiences, observations and personal studies. He works with a range of surfaces, from paper and paper mache to found objects such as baseball gloves and shows. His drawings are often described as mental maps.

Wilding Cran Gallery is located at 939 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Wilding Cran Gallery. 

 Galleries and Creative spaces that are not open this evening: 

20) 356 Mission – Not open this evening.


356 Mission is located at 356 South Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA. 90033. 356 S. Mision. 

 21) Francois Ghebaly Gallery – Not open to the public this evening. 

Francios Ghebaly Gallery is located at 2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90021. Francois Ghebaly Gallery.

22) Guerilla Atelier Gallery – Not open this evening. 

Guerilla Galleries was born of Creative Director, Carl Louisville’s, deep desire to share love in a harmonious environment with beautiful people and beautiful things where a natural and organic commerce could happen. Hence, Love.Art.Music.Food.Beauty.Commerce.

His life is a ministry of love, giving and sharing. He find’s expressions with his passion for exceptional life service. He has found a new ministry in Guerilla Galleries. It is his deepest desire that beautiful people will come and share this joy with him, and his friends at Guerilla Galleries. It is their hope that commerce can flow in love.

Currently on exhibition in the Guerrilla gallery space is the work of Knowledge Bennett’s “Cojones” Series. The prints have been with Tupac, Biggie and Basquiat along with Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama among others.


 Guerilla Galleries is located at 427 S. Hewitt Street. Los Angeles, CA. 90013. Guerilla Galleries.

23) Lili Lakich Neon Art Studio – Not open this evening. 


Lili Lakich Neon Art Studio is located at 704 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Lakich Art Studio.

24) The Box Gallery -Not open this evening. 

Currently on exhibition: Al Payne “The Painting Sheds & Paris”

This exhibition will give you a glimpse into his state of mind in the last two years of his life. The focal point of the exhibition are The Painting Sheds that he built when he lived in Bolinas, CA with his family. They held the majority of the art he made over the years, including a growing catalog of paintings that he made while living there, many not seen by anyone other than himself and his camera. Along with these sheds, there will be films documenting the moving of The Painting Sheds, 1976-2005, both from Bolinas (in 2008) to Oakland, CA and then to Los Angeles, CA for this exhibition. A selection of pieces conceived and made while he was living in Paris, France will also be shown. The Painting Sheds hold an accumulation of his art practice from before and during his time in Bolinas, sealed and shown as sculpture, a decision he made after leaving Bolinas. The works from Paris, France show the refocusing back onto himself and his practice.


The Box Gallery is located at 805 Traction Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90013. The Box Gallery.

25) The Container Yard – Not open this evening. 


The Container Yard is located at 800 E. 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013. The Container Yard. 


Future Art developments coming soon to the Arts District: 

26) A + D Architecture and Design Museum.

27) Arts District Center for the Arts (One Santa Fe)

28) Hauser, Wirth and Schimmel. 

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