Arts ReSTORE LA isn’t just about raising awareness for local artists or revitalizing Westwood Village—though those are certainly two of the Hammer Museum’s goals in staging a month-long presence along Westwood Boulevard. It’s also about shopping.
Today, seven pop-up gallery shops opened, funded in part by the Goldhirsh Foundation’s LA2050 campaign. We stopped by the Arts ReSTORE LA space on the corner of Weyburn Ave. and Westwood Blvd. to scope out the items on sale a few hours before the museum’s opening party tonight. While the neon and cream striped cotton blankets from Artisan Project ($203) caught our eye and we had trouble walking away from BZippy & Co. designer Bari Ziperstein’s handmade lamps (they’re produced in Glassell Park), we fell in love (for a second time) with Dwell on Design Artist in Residence Tanya Aguiniga’s wall hangings and accessories, which we first spotted at the Craft and Folk Art Museum’s gift shop a few months ago. Made of hand-died rope, each piece pairs unique craftsmanship and an of-the-moment palette. Don’t have anywhere to hang one of her larger wall hangings (prices start at $450)? Aguiniga’s necklaces ($100-200) and ombre bangles ($85) should fit you just fine.
The Arts ReStore LA pop-up shops will be open Thursday – Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. through November 24.