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Top 3 Must-See Art Galleries in Los Angeles

16 November 2018 Written by   Jeff Shotwell Published in blog
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The City of Angels is rich with culture, food, and above all art. A self-guided art tour is one of the best adventures visitors can embark on in LA.

To get started on your journey, here are the Top 3 Must-See Art Galleries in Los Angeles. 

Art Share LA

A hub for artistic diversity, The Art Share was founded in 1997 in the heart of Downtown LA's Arts District. Unlike many private galleries in the area, The Art Share is committed to providing a creative space for emerging artists. Local talent is evident in the rich, colorful murals, which span the length of the block. Rotating exhibits feature an array of topics and ideas, from the surreal to the poignant. The Art Share's current exhibit, Protest, addresses sociopolitical themes through the power of movement and runs through early November.

The Container Yard

The Container Yard is a relatively new fixture in Downtown Los Angeles. Founded in 2013, the arts' complex draws many different mediums together -- from community workshops on Japanese gardening to local book signings. Of greatest interest are the art installations scattered throughout the multi-lot complex. Murals and street art feature a variety of rotating exhibits. The sheer size and grandeur of each piece, juxtaposed against the co-op nature of The Container Yard, earns this space a spot on LA's must-see list.

J. Paul Getty Museum

No journey would be complete without paying a visit to one of LA's most famous art spots. The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to inspire curiosity in the visual arts. A range of traveling exhibits are sure to intrigue visitors by taking them back in time to the glory of ancient Egypt or inspiring artists with modern installations that evoke the spirit of Andy Warhol and his contemporaries. Current exhibit highlights include A Queen's Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer, on display until January.

Artistic diversity in LA is rich and often overwhelming for first time visitors. To get you started on your journey, these Top 3 Must-See Art Galleries in Los Angeles are sure to inspire. Have a favorite art spot? Let us know!