Culver City

Culver City Travel Guide

Tucked away in a residential area, this nursery spans eight greenhouses across two acres and sells plants, garden accessories, outdoor furniture, vases, and containers.

Kirk Douglas, the legendary actor who got his start onstage but became best known for playing Spartacus onscreen, helped inspired the Center Theatre Group to renovate this bygone movie palace in downtown Culver City, which dates back to 1947.

From its trendy digs in West LA’s Culver City Art District, the Walter Maciel Gallery showcases the works of emerging to mid-career contemporary artists.

Modeled after the 18th-century cabinet of curiosities, this unique museum is housed in an unassuming two-story building on Venice Boulevard.

Occupying one of the biggest spaces in Culver City’s Art District, Blum and Poe fills its multi-level, 21,000-square-foot digs with a roster of major international artists, including Florian Maier-Aichen, Banks Violette, and Chiho Aoshima.

Sicily-born chef Celestino Drago originally opened Dolce Forno Bakery (“sweet oven") to supply bread to sister restaurants, Enoteca Drago, Il Pastaio, and Drago Centro.

Blocks from The Grove in Hollywood, Empiric got its start as a printmaking studio 15 years ago. Derived from the word empirical, this home décor shop specialized in mid-century modern furnishings.


One of the first artists to set up a public viewing space in Culver City, Gregg Fleishman’s studio displays a rotating body of work, all of it grounded in geometry and functionality. Items are organized into three main areas—structures, furniture, and vehicles.

Located in Culver City's old Helms Bakery building (1931), this spacious warehouse is home to the largest furniture collection in L.A. and has contributed to a number of TV and film sets, including No Strings Attached and TLC's Mad About the House.

Royal/T in Culver City is a cafe, contemporary art gallery, and shop all in one—and al united by a love of Japan. Staff wear coquettish maid uniforms as a form of cosplay (costume play) popularized in Japan, and the walls of the bright, high-ceiling cafe are often adorned with Anime.

Billing itself "the seminal spot for contemporary art in Los Angeles,"  LAXART on La Cienega provides an independent, non-profit venue for experimental and public art.