Photo credit: Culver City Arts District



By Michael Russell


The Culver City Arts District (CCAD) boasts a wide range of galleries that provide a

unique gamut of art venues creating a rich and varied aesthetic.  What makes the CCAD

stand out is its utilization of space along Washington Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. There

are dozens of galleries throughout the District representing works by artists with

prominent recognition in the art world, as well as works by promising emerging artists. A

short stroll around the CCAD will provide viewers with a fantastic and varied look into

the contemporary art world.


Washington Blvd has a strong collection of spaces and galleries that have long ties to the

Los Angeles art scene, and many newer spaces that are rigorous in their exhibition

scheduling.  Formerly known as Roberts & Tilton, Roberts Projects

(, has been a prominent gallery in Culver City since 1999.

Thinkspace Gallery ( encourages unique collaborations and

curatorial practices. There is also Klowden Mann (, and Susanne

Vielmetter (, both spaces that host local and globally renowned artists.


Other spaces in the Culver City Arts District can’t be missed for their more interactive

roles in the art scene. Spaces such as Sixty29 Contemporary (

and UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery ( for example. Sixty29 Contemporary

is the private art studio of the artist of Carlo Marcucci, but they also host live music events

during Art Walks and other CCAD events. Since 2011, UCPLA Washington Reid

Gallery has fostered the careers of emerging artists diagnosed with cerebral palsy, autism

and Down Syndrome, and has steadily grown to be an important fixture within the



FP Contemporary ( is another one of the galleries located in the

heart of the Culver City Arts District representing established, mid-career and emerging

painters, mixed media artist, and sculptors.  The CCAD is also home to the Robert

Graham Studio (, on Adams Blvd, the Fabian Castanier

Gallery ( on La Cienega Blvd, and the Bradford Steward

Contemporary Art ( on Smiley Dr. As a final addendum, it would

be a mistake not to guide visitors towards the galleries along La Cienega Blvd just north

of Washington Blvd. They are equally as diverse and established as the galleries on

Washington Blvd. To simply name a few: Blum and Poe, Cherry and Martin, Luis De

Jesus, and Honor Fraser; all provide visitors with a wide range of artworks and artists,

which produce unique exhibitions.


The Culver City Arts District provides a one of a kind visitor experience by offering a

wide variety of artists represented at dozens of very unique galleries, all within a short

walking distance of one another. While walking around the CCAD visitors will also find

a number of cafes, restaurants, shops, services, and murals in a very charming

neighborhood that is certain to make every visit memorable. This wide range of offerings

in the CCAD allows Culver City to support a rich community of visual arts, which in turn

help support business, dining, retail and overall economic activity for the entire city.


Culver City Arts District – Gallery Hours of Operation are as follows:


Roberts Projects Tuesday-Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

or by appointment

Thinkspace Gallery Tuesday-Saturday: 12 pm – 6 pm

Klowden Mann Tuesday-Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm

or by appointment

Susanne Vielmetter Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

or by appointment

FP Contemporary Tuesday-Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

or by appointment

Sixty29 Contemporary Open by appointment

UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery Monday-Friday: 10 am – 4 pm

Robert Graham Studio Hours 10 am – 6 pm, appointment only

Fabian Castanier Gallery Tuesday-Saturday: 11 am – 6 pm

Sunday & Monday by appointment only

Bradford Steward Contemporary Art Visit website for more details.


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