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LA Neighborhood Spotlight: The Arts District

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Ready to discover what LA has to offer? Check out one of our favorite neighborhoods in LA: The Arts District in downtown Los Angeles.

The Arts District in downtown Los Angeles is a vibrant and lively neighborhood that is home to some of the city's best galleries, restaurants, and bars. Located just east of the 110 freeway and south of the 10 freeway, this area has long been a hub for artists and creative types.

One of the defining features of the Arts District is the abundance of street art and graffiti that can be found on virtually every block. From colorful murals to elaborate tags and stickers, this area is a visual feast for those who appreciate street art. Many of the buildings in the neighborhood have been adorned with large-scale murals, and these works of art often change and evolve over time, making the neighborhood a truly dynamic and ever-changing place.

Below you'll find our list of notable attractions, shops, and restaurants to check out while you're there. 

dtla arts district mural 

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Where to eat:

There is no shortage of buzz-worthy restaurants and bars in the Arts District. From trendy brunch spots to cozy wine bars, there is something for everyone in this neighborhood. Many of these establishments have outdoor seating areas, making them perfect for enjoying a meal or drink al fresco on a warm Los Angeles evening.

Cafe Gratitude

Bavel

Wurstkutche

The Factory Kitchen

La Cha Cha Cha

 

Where to Drink:

Arts District Brewing Company

Here and Now

Pali Wine Co.

Tony's Saloon

High Tide Bar

 

What to do:

hauser and wirth museum downtown los angeles arts district

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The Arts District is home to a number of galleries, studios, and performance spaces. These venues offer everything from traditional fine art to experimental installations, and they often host events and exhibitions that are open to the public. Check out a few of our favorite spaces:

Hauser & Wirth

Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (ICA LA)

The Box LA 

Wisdome LA

 

Where to shop:

lovestitch downtown los angeles store traction avenue

We couldn't talk about the incredible shopping experiences available in the Arts District without mentioning our first brick & mortar store! The Lovestitch retail store is located in the heart of the Arts District at 836 Traction Avenue. Here you'll find all new Lovestitch styles, as well as a curated assortment of brands like Gigi Pip, Alohas, and P.F. Candle

Lovestitch

Dover Street Market 

Artist & Craftsman Supplies

The Good Liver

 

Where to stay:

arts district downtown los angeles

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The great thing about the Arts District is that because it's so central you have a lot of options for accommodations. If you want to stay downtown, check out some of our favorite hotels:

Freehand Hotel

Ace Hotel

Los Angeles Athletic Club

 

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