ART DISTRICT WALKS

QUICK CULTURE gives private walking tours of the many art districts of Los Angeles where the participants can meet the gallery owners and artists. In addition, the walking tours can be interspersed with a dining experience, shopping, artist demos, architectural details of buildings, tea tasting, or wine tasting, etc. A typical tour is two or three hours. Most tours are available Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM till 5 PM. Prices vary according to time, venue and size of the group. Scheduled tours are listed on our tours page.   Below are some of the tours we offer:     

“La Vida” by Robin Thayer Flannigan

ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR : The human form has always been the subject of great artists. This tour takes you inside the studio of a diverse group of artists. Focusing on sculpture, we will introduce you to the artists personally and see some of their finished works, as well as works in progress. Another feature of this tour is experiencing how sculptures of different materials and varied processes are made You’ll be able to see, firsthand, armatures, different types of clay and stone, patinas, stone carving made with hand and power tools and various molds of rubber, silicone and plaster.   This is truly a unique opportunity to see creative minds at work! (call for availability) 

BERGAMOT STATION: This tour visits some of the 60-plus galleries located in Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station and includes a private tour of the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Bergamot Station was originally a train depot for the now defunct redline trolley. It was turned into an arts district in the early 1990s.   (Tours can be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday) 

BEVERLY HILLS : Beverly Hills is not only a renowned shopping area but also is home to exclusive art galleries. We visit three art galleries, each one having a different focus. We also visit 2 retail establishments famous for their architects: Rem Koolhaas, the Pritzker Prize winning architect, and Philippe Starck, whose designs range from architecture to the toothbrush! Also included in the itinerary is a tea tasting at a Beverly Hills tea salon that offers over 250 different teas from over twenty countries in the world! (Tours can be scheduled seven days a week)



CULVER CITY: Culver City is one of the newer arts districts in Los Angeles. Here we will guide you a on stroll down La Cienega Blvd. and Washington Street. You will visit art galleries that showcase both emerging and established artists. We recommend starting or ending your tour by visiting one of the many new, exciting restaurants and wine bars in the area. (Tours can be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday) 

CHUNG KING ROAD: LA’s Chinatown is located downtown, east of the Music Center. In the late 1990s, the Chung King Road area, a 500 foot pedestrian alley, became popular with emerging artists and gallery owners. Today it is the home of art galleries and antique shops. Join us for a walk through old Chinatown….and why not end it by enjoying sumptuous Dim Sum at one of the many restaurants nearby. (Tours can be scheduled Wednesday through Saturday) 

 

 

GALLERY ROW: Located in downtown Los Angeles on Spring and Main streets is an area called Gallery Row. This is the newest and perhaps the most vibrant arts district in the LA area. This area is populated by many artist-owned galleries who show both their own work and others. On this tour, you will visit art galleries and learn interesting facts about historical sites we pass. To round out this great outing, visit one of the eclectic restaurants or wine bars that pepper the neighborhood. (Tours   can be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday) 

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