The New Gallery District
It’s easy to visit brilliant galleries such as Various Small Fires
(A | 812 N. Highland Avenue), Hannah Hoffman
(B | 1010 N. Highland Avenue), Gavlak Gallery
(C | 1034. N Highland Avenue), Kohn Gallery
(D | 1227 N. Highland Avenue), Regen Projects
(E | 6750 Santa Monica Boulevard), Steve Turner
(F | 6830 Santa Monica Boulevard), LA><ART
(G | 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard), Redling Fine Arts
(H | 6757 Santa Monica Boulevard), LAM
(I | 913 N Highland Avenue), and Diane Rosenstein
(J | 831 North Highland Avenue) on foot. Other galleries worth the short driving distance include David Kordansky Gallery
(K | 5130 W. Edgewood Place), and Kayne Griffin Corcoran
(L | 1201 S. La Brea Avenue) to the south, Tif Sigfrieds
(M | 1507 Wilcox Avenue) to the north, and M+B Gallery
(N | 612 N. Almont Drive), Matthew Marks
(O | 7818 Santa Monica Boulevard), and Moran Bondaroff
(P | 937 N. La Cienega Boulevard) to the west. Don’t miss ’s
new work at Various Small Fires, opening on January 23rd.
Q | Blue Window
742-B N. HIGHLAND AVENUE
After grazing the galleries, grab a snack at one of Awad’s favorite nooks. “If I’m walking that strip looking at shows, I would stop for a bite at Blue Window, a takeout window run by Mud Hen Tavern with a changing themed menu of small bites [and] street food,” explains Awad. “It’s not open on weekends, though,” she warns.
R | Amoeba Records
6400 SUNSET BOULEVARD
We also recommend checking out Amoeba Records, the legendary, colossal music store on Sunset Boulevard to pick up a few CDs (yes, they still exist) for when you’re stuck in that famous L.A. rush hour traffic.
S | Sapp Coffee Shop
5183 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
For a more substantial meal, “Sapp Coffee Shop is a Thai place that has an amazing dish called jade noodles,” hints artist
, whose first solo show with David Kordansky Gallery, “Malvin Carcus,” opens on January 30th.
T | Musso & Frank Grill
6667 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
The food at Musso & Frank’s is delicious, but it’s all about the martini. And it doesn’t hurt that literary heroes Dorothy Parker, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Raymond Chandler used to hang out here, making it a perfect place to mingle with highbrow ghosts after a day of art-world hustle.
U | Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
456 North Camden Drive
Before heading south, take a short drive down Santa Monica Boulevard to Gagosian Gallery
’s sprawling Beverly Hills outpost, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and currently shows
new work by