(LA Trend) — While Los Angeles may be primarily renowned for its film, TV, and music industries, it also has a world-class fine arts scene, and, with one visit to the Loft at Liz’s, you’ll see why the City of Angels attracts talent from around the globe. Featuring work from a wide variety of artists—both up-and-comers and veterans—the Loft showcases pieces from across nearly all creative mediums, including fine art, live performances, music, dance, and the culinary arts.
Before making its home in the historic Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles, the Loft began its life as a hardware store in 1979 when now-owner Liz stumbled upon a 4000 square foot warehouse in Chicago filled to the brim with objects culled by a local picker from garage sales, abandoned buildings, and flea markets. Not wanting to let this veritable goldmine go to waste, Liz decided to purchase the contents of the warehouse, and eventually managed to turn the helter-skelter collection into a successful wholesale hardware department store, which then moved to L.A. in 1992.
(By the way, the hardware store is still there under the gallery and run by Liz, and offers an impressive selection of door, window, and furniture hardware, lighting, and accessories from 1860 to 1970. Liz’s Antique Hardware also has plenty of contemporary hardware, as well as their own exclusive lines.)
It wasn’t long before the hardware store became a hotspot in the SoCal antique and interior design community, and then in 2004 evolved into the gallery we know today. This New York-style loft space has become a bit of a hub for the local art scene, a place where artists and art-lovers from all ideologies and backgrounds can engage in open dialogue about the arts and their place in society. Below is just a small sample of the accomplished artists who’ve been featured at the Loft at Liz’s:
- Brad R. Nelson
- Rachel van der Pol
- Monique Birault
- Anthony Hansen
- Launa D. Romoff
- Art Curtis
- Robert Mack
- Joan Robey
- Cielo Pessione
So whether you’re an aficionado of bold and daring work, or someone who just has a fascination with vintage curiosities and design objects, the Loft at Liz’s is the perfect place to indulge in your aesthetic interests.
453 South La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm