A house or condo is not a home until you hang something on the walls. Maybe you already have an extensive art collection but would like to mix in some local pieces, or maybe you don’t even know where to start. Luckily, Los Angeles has a wonderful array of both galleries and art sales. Sales are only for a short time, so be sure to check times and dates. Here are a few to get you started.
William A. Karges Fine Art
Karges Fine Art specializes in museum quality paintings that mostly focus on early California, having been painted between 1880 and 1940. The gallery also sells fine American paintings. Currently located in Santa Monica, now is the time to visit because the gallery is having a moving sale through September 30.
Karges Fine Art is open Monday through Friday, from 10am-5pm, and Saturdays, from 11am-5pm.
2525 Michigan Avenue
T-3 Santa Monica
If you happen to be in Carmel, visit the Carmel gallery at 6th. & Dolores.
For contemporary art showcasing work in all mediums by emerging and established artists, Gabba Gallery leans toward street art. This gallery has been wildly popular since it opened in 2012, and is known for its community Gabba Alley Project.
The current exhibit ends September 29. And for amazing deals, Gabba Gallery will soon hold its Sixth Annual Affordable Art Show, WISHLIST 6. Beginning November 17 and continuing through most of December, more than 80 artists will be displayed, and nothing will cost more than $1,000. (Cash and carry only.)
Gabba Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 12pm-3pm, or by appointment.
3126 Beverly Boulevard
Artspace Warehouse specializes in high quality, original contemporary art from around the world. Pop art, abstract, and sculpture are just some of the genres available.
New art arrives weekly at this 5,000 square foot gallery, and what makes it interesting is that consultants are available to match you with your needs: specific dimensions or color palettes, for example. Delivery, placement, and professional installation are all available. You can even rent art if you don’t want to commit to a purchase! And if you happen to be in Switzerland, there is an Artspace Warehouse gallery in Zurich.
Artspace Warehouse is open Monday through Friday, from 10am-6pm , Saturday, from 10am-8pm, and Sunday, from 12-6pm.
7358 Beverly Boulevard
If you are more into photographic art, Mouche Gallery is your place. Recent exhibitions include the debut of black and white photographs by Thomas Everhart, and a collection of stunning celebrity photographs from the Rolling Stone collection. Movie buffs will be thrilled to find photos of Marilyn Monroe, Faye Dunaway, Jack Nicholson, and more. For music fans, look for pictures of Jerry Garcia, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, and David Bowie.
Mouche Gallery is open Sunday through Thursday, from 10:30am-7pm, and Friday through Saturday, from 10:30am-8pm.
340 North Beverly Drive