Saturday, December 11, 2010
What I love about Second Saturday is that it's easy to 'pick and choose' from over 30 galleries which open their doors monthly from 7-10pm. During the summer months with late daylight, bicycling from gallery to gallery is fabulous. During the holiday season, it's a great night of art and shopping rolled into one excursion.
And then there are the nearby eateries. Here are some of my favorite nosheries while travelling between galleries:
Chico's (mariscos. ole') at Figueroa & Avenue 50 walking distance to the Avenue 50 Studio.
The York (also the local hangout for many NELA artists) & Cafe de Leche on York Blvd at Ave 50 near a cluster of galleries in walking distance
Taco Spot & The Coffee Table on Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock walking distance to Jose Vera Fine Art & Toros Pottery
Of course, you'll find numerous food truck sightings, too. If you are one of THOSE foodies, go to http://www.findlafoodtrucks.com/ for truck locations.
Here are my 'stealth' recommendations for great gallery stops:
1. The MorYork Gallery at York & Avenue 50. The only public time you can get into this gallery is during Gallery Night and it's worth the visit. An amazing space created by the inimitable Clare Graham.
2. New Puppy Gallery in Cypress Park. A little out of the way but worth the trip for this adventuresome art spot with friendly hosts and a happy vibe. http://www.newpuppyla.com/
Since today is the Second Saturday, here's your chance to come out tonight and visit some of the most fascinating galleries in all of Los Angeles.
Here's the map: http://www.nelaart.com/images/maps/SecSatMap.pdf