1. Travel
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

LA Art Walks and Artist Studio Tours

Monthly Art Walks and Studio Tours Around Greater LA


Long Beach East Village Arts District

Long Beach East Village Arts District 2nd Saturday Art Walk

Kayte Deioma, courtesy of www.KayteDeioma.com
Southern California has an abundance of talented artists. One of the best ways to get a dose of Southern California visual arts and even find some art bargains is to participate in an art walk or studio tour. Some of the more dense art communities offer free art walks every month. Other areas where the artists are more dispersed, they organize annual gallery and studio tours. All art walks listed here are FREE unless otherwise noted. Web sites are not always kept up to date.

Go to Alphabetical List of Art Walks


1st Thursdays

San Pedro Art Walk
6-9 pm, some venues later
Galleries and artists studios, craft vendors and live music. Street parking and pay lots.
7th Street to 4th St., Pacific Ave to Palo Verde St., San Pedro, CA

Laguna Beach Art Walk
6-9 pm
Laguna Beach is known for its arts community and summer-long arts festival. There are so many galleries that you probably won't be able to see them all in 3 hours. The Galleries on South PCH start about 5 blocks from those in north and central Laguna Beach, so free shuttles run from 6:15 - 8:45 pm, departing from Laguna Art Museum (corner PCH and Cliff Dr ) and Bluebird Center ( 1590 S. Coast Highway ).

1st Fridays

First Fridays at Abbott Kinney
6-10 pm
The funky upscale Venice Beach neighborhood of Abbott Kinney hosts their monthly art walk on the First Friday of every month. Shops stay open late and host a variety of exhibits and musical performances.

First Friday Art Walk in Bixby Knolls, Long Beach
6:30-10 pm
First Fridays in Bixby Knolls is one of the most family-friendly art walks, with high school garage bands joining local indie bands, ethnic dancers, jazz combos and senior rockers up and down Atlantic Avenue. Most of the visual art action is at the Expo Center, including art activities for kids, but other businesses from restaurants to yoga studios also display and sell art and vendors set up on the sidewalks.

Claremont First Friday Art Walk
Galleries and shops in the downtown village area south of Foothill Blvd (and the 210 Freeway) from Indian Hill to College Ave and 1st Street to Bonita.
Parking and maps available at each venue. Every venue within a few blocks walking distance. Live music. Restaurant Specials.

1st Saturdays

1st Saturday at the Brewery
1-9 pm
The world's largest artists' complex with over 100 studios.
Galleries not associated with studios/living space are open on 1st Saturdays.
See semi-annual list for the Brewery Open Studios
2100 N. Main St. at Avenue 21, Los Angeles 90031
(Golden State 5 Freeway, Main St. offramp),

Santa Ana Artists Village Open House
7 - 10 pm
Galleries, studios and live music.
Parking in the Artists Village Parking Structure at Third Street and Broadway.

2nd Thursdays

Downtown LA Art Walk
Noon-9 pm (some venues have shorter hours)
Participating venues are scattered over 120 square blocks but the greatest concentration of galleries are on 5th Street between Spring and Main and on Spring Street between 7th and 8th Streets.
Art and parking map: http://downtownartwalk.org/custom-map/
Review of the Downtown LA Art Walk

2nd Saturdays

Long Beach East Village Art Walk
4-10 pm, starts earlier some months
Gallery receptions, artist booths, live music and children's activities
Centered around Linden and Broadway. Some months have special themes. March is the annual Exposure Photography Exhibition.

Art Walk @ Plaza El Segundo
Noon - 6 pm
An mostly outdoor art fair with live music at Plaza El Segundo in El Segundo, located at the fish sculptures at The Edge entrance (in front of The Counter Restaurant), as well as in both Artlife galleries.
Artlife Southbay

NELAart - North East LA Art - Highland Park/Eagle Rock
7-10 pm

This is more of an art drive than a walk. There are several clusters of galleries at different locations.
Website: www.nelaart.org/index.html

Pomona Art Walk
3-9 pm
, Also repeats on Last Saturday of the month
The Pomona Arts Colony, consisting of 18 galleries and shops, holds an art walk with receptions and entertainment on the 2nd and last Saturdays of the month.
Website: http://pomonaartscolony.com

3rd Wednesdays

Third Wednesday Art Walk in Downtown Culver City
The trendy Downtown Culver City teems with people during the 3rd Wednesday Art Walk which includes art receptions, live music, restaurant specials and late shop hours.
Website: downtownculvercity.com

3rd Thursdays

Westwood Live
Art exhibits, live music, late shop hours and restaurant discounts set this UCLA neighborhood abuzz on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/westwoodlive

Last Saturday

Pomona Art Walk - Last Saturday
3-9 pm
, Also on 2nd Saturdays
The Pomona Arts Colony, consisting of 18 galleries and shops, holds an art walk with receptions and entertainment on the 2nd and last Saturdays of the month.
Website: http://pomonaartscolony.com

Last Sunday

Leimert Park Art Walk
A monthly arts gathering in the hub of the LA African American arts community of Leimert Park.
Website: www.facebook.com/leimertparkartwalk

Go To:

Art Walks Two to Four Times per Year

Annual Art Walks and Studio Tours

Alphabetical List of Art Walks and Studio Tours

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.