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Contemporary art galleries in Los Angeles you should visit

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Los Angeles is home to the best contemporary art galleries in the country. If you have already visited MOCA, The Geffen Contemporary and LACMA, you are probably ready to venture deeper into the modern art scene. Here are a few less traditional galleries that exhibit some of the best contemporary art.

• ACE Gallery Los Angeles. According to the ACE Gallery website, the contemporary art exhibition program “balances a selection of emerging and mid-career artists with artists who have become fully established over the last fifty years.” The gallery takes up an entire floor of an exquisite Art Deco Building in the Miracle Mile section of Los Angeles. The ACE Gallery is located at 5514 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles.

• LAB ART is the largest art gallery in the nation dedicated to street art, according to their website. LAB ART exhibits hundred of art pieces, created by various street artists. Some of the work is created by established artist, and some are created by artists on their way up. LAB Art is located at 217 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles 90036.

• Art Space Warehouse. Artspace Warehouse exhibits a large selection of quality contemporary art created by established and emerging international artists. This gallery specializes in high quality, original and affordable contemporary art, representing pop, urban, abstract, street art, photography and sculptures, according to their website. Art Space Warehouse is located at 7358 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles 90036.

• Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. LACE brings local artist into the contemporary art world by giving their work a prominent spot in their Hollywood Boulevard location. For decades, LACE has been dedicated to giving local artist exposure to audiences they may not have reached otherwise. LACE is located at 6522 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028.

• Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk is home to over 50 art galleries. The Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour and is a great way to see several unique contemporary art galleries in one location. The Art Walk galleries are located between 4th and 7th and Spring and Main in Downtown Los Angeles. All of the galleries are open as late as 10 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every month.