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Arts District

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In the past few years, downtown Los Angeles has been the heartbeat of everything exciting in this vast west coast metropolis. But now, the neighborhood has grown to the point where specific blocks have developed their own identities and are destinations in themselves. Take, for instance, the Arts District—roughly 10 blocks full of former industrial buildings in DTLA’s southeastern corner, where you’ll find a high-low blend of businesses cropping up seemingly every week. Within the Arts District, the triangle between Traction Avenue, Sante Fe Avenue and (most bustling of all) 3rd Street—helmed by the new Hauser Wirth + Schimmel gallery—emerges as the most electrifying stretch right now. Here’s just a sampling of what to see.

1907 E. 3rd Street

Manuela

Southern-tinged cooking inside L.A.’s hottest gallery.

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2912 E. 3rd Street

Guerilla Atelier

Massive, loft-like space selling cutting-edge fashion.

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3828 Traction Avenue

Arts District Brewing Co.

Craft beer hall meets gastropub and retro arcade.

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4300 S. Santa Fe Avenue

Hennessey + Ingalls

Head-spinning assortment of art and design books.

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5255 S. Santa Fe Avenue

Hammer and Spear

One-of-a-kind home goods by leading local designers.

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