You Can Kill Two Gross L.A. Stereotypes with One Stone This Weekend

Frieze is here and its bringing the L.A. Walk of Art
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The weather’s been several shades of shitty for the past few weeks, but the apps all say that skies will clear, and in that case we all need to work together to quash a couple of stale notions about L.A.: that Angelenos don’t walk and that they don’t care enough about art to sustain an international art fair. Tou-fuckin-ché.

The first ever Frieze Los Angeles is bringing 70-plus contemporary art galleries to the Paramount lot this weekend, and we just got word that they’re releasing additional curated program tickets for the weekend. Those give access to the New York City Street backlot of Paramount Pictures Studios, plus Frieze Projects, Frieze Talks and Film, and restaurant pop-ups (including the return of Baroo, dudes). They do not, however, include admission to the galleries. Those are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for kids 12 and younger—get them here.

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Mike Villa for Endeavor

Or, OK fine, you can’t make it to Paramount but still want to get out and see some art. On Saturday, Frieze is promoting the L.A. Walk of Art, a series of a dozen self-guided routes through L.A. for gallery hopping, eating, etc.

Some of the tours are entirely on foot—for instance, a ten-stop tour through Hollywood that starts at Nonaka-Hill and ends at Kohn Gallery—while others incorporate Metro and driving, like a nine-stop tour from Nino Mier Gallery in WeHo to Marc Selwyn in Beverly Hills.

All 12 routes are listed below with links to Google Maps.

ROUTE 1: Highland Ave. & Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood
A ten-stop walking tour through one of L.A.’s newer and most concentrated clusters of galleries and non-profits.
Google Maps directions

ROUTE 2: Hollywood Blvd. & Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood
Four walkable stops showcasing a variety of L.A. architectures repurposed for art—from a glamorous Spanish-style hotel to a quintessential strip mall storefront.
Google Maps directions

ROUTE 3: From WeHo into Beverly Hills
A nine-stop driving tour with visits to design and architecture spaces in addition to art.
Google Maps directions

ROUTE 4: Koreatown & MacArthur Park
Five younger spaces around one of the densest sections of L.A.
Google Maps directions

ROUTE 5: From the East Side & beyond
A long, ten-stop trip traversing several neighborhoods on the East Side of L.A. (between Hollywood and DTLA) and reaching around to Pasadena and Alhambra.
Google Maps directions

ROUTE 6: From Chinatown to DTLA
Nine drivable stops that begin with artist-run spaces in and around Chinatown, and lead to the museums of L.A.’s urban center.
Google Maps directions

ROUTE 7: In and around DTLA
A driving tour with eight stops, including new destinations like Hauser and Wirth and ICA LA.
Google Maps directions

ROUTE 8: Further south and by Exposition Park
Eight stops accessible by car, with a mix of newer and more established galleries, terminating at the California African American Museum.
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ROUTE 9: Beverly Blvd. & Wilshire Blvd.
A part-walkable, nine-stop journey stopping at museums and galleries new and established.
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ROUTE 10: Washington Blvd. & southwest towards Inglewood
Eight stops that include burgeoning Washington Blvd. and Art + Practice in Leimert Park.
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ROUTE 11: La Cienega Blvd. & Washington Blvd. in Culver City
Eight stops—many walkable—around one of L.A.’s best known gallery districts.
Google Maps directions

ROUTE 12: The beach, the valley, and in between
A long haul that begins with galleries in Venice and hits the Hammer and Fowler in Westwood, plus CSUN in the Valley.
Google Maps directions


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