6 Places Every Artsy Lover Should Visit in LA

Welcome to the city of creatives and makers.

LA’s thriving art scene is arguably one of the most exciting cultural beats of the city. This city has so much to offer- it’s packed with a unique energy all over. It has a spiritual quality that has attracted some of the biggest dreamers, artists, makers, icons and creatives. The City of Angels offers more than a little something to just about everyone. So let’s dive in!

  1. Museum of Dream Space (MODS)

Museum of Dream Space (MODS) is the first museum exhibiting exclusively digital art in the United States. The design concept of MODS is illuminated by digital art designs from Yayoi Kusama. It landed itself inside of the Beverly Center and it truly encapsulates what dreams and selfie-games are made of.

      2. Museum of Neon Art (MONA)

Every major city has a Van Gogh and a Renoir, but only LA has the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale. The lights are always off in the gallery, and the collection of historic neon signage and contemporary neon art is more than enough to illuminate the room in a warm, colorful glow.

3. The Serpentine Pavilion

This free pavilion designed by SelgasCano consists of a criss-cross of airy rainbow tunnels that made their home at the La Brea Tar Pits this summer. SelgasCano created an immersive, chrysalis-like structure covered in a translucent, multi-colored fabric membrane, allowing the public to experience architecture through shape, light, transparency, color, and materials. 

   4. Samskara (Wisdome LA)

The Wisdome popup in DTLA fills five geodesic domes with art and ranges from vapid selfie factories like the Museum of Ice Cream and Candytopia, where visitors can snap pictures of themselves in front of brightly colored backdrops. 

5.  Enchanted: Forest of Light at Descanso Gardens

Enchanted Forest of Light is an interactive, nighttime experience unlike anything else in Los Angeles, featuring a one-mile walk through unique lighting experiences in some of the most beloved areas of Descanso Gardens. Some of these displays are even interactive, allowing visitors to manipulate the lights and sounds. 

6. Gagosian Beverly Hills 

Gagosian Gallery has dedicated itself to organizing important exhibitions of contemporary art, while presenting earlier works of art from the modern era. Collaborations in the gallery from the past have included Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh. A-List celebs have also been spotted in the crowd including Travis Scott, Kourtney Kardashian, Usher, Kid Cudi, and Orlando Bloom.

If you happen to visit any of these unique locations or have any other places in mind on the West Coast - feel free to share them!

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