Art

Southern California’s Must-Visit Galleries

Big artwork from even bigger names graces the walls of the Jeffrey Deitch gallery in Los Angeles.
GETTY IMAGES
Big artwork from even bigger names graces the walls of the Jeffrey Deitch gallery in Los Angeles.
Creative juices are flowing in Southern California. These galleries will quench your thirst for everything from lowbrow street art to works from international superstars. 

Editor’s Note: The following article is by Scott Timberg, a long-time Los Angeles arts journalist who took his own life in December at the age of 50 after we had gone to press. Scott’s passing touched us deeply; some of the Alta team had worked closely with him over the decades, namely at the Los Angeles Times and at Los Angeles magazine. The journalism community mourned him with a collective remembrance and created a memorial fund to help his family with expenses and his son’s college education. It is an honor to have published Scott’s work, and it breaks our hearts that there won’t be more.

JEFFREY DEITCH

Since opening a West Coast outpost in 2018, New York–based Jeffrey Deitch has put on shows featuring work by Ai Weiwei and Judy Chicago, among others. 925 N. Orange Dr., Los Angeles, deitch.com/los-angeles

Thumbprint Gallery in La Jolla.
Thumbprint Gallery in La Jolla.
THUMBPRINT GALLERY

Upscale La Jolla has a home for the lowbrow street art and pop surrealism of local artists. 920 Kline St., La Jolla, thumbprintgallery.com

29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery in 29 Palms.
29 Palms Creative Center & Gallery in 29 Palms.
29 PALMS CREATIVE CENTER & GALLERY

Not far from Joshua Tree National Park, 29 Palms sells paintings, ceramics, and jewelry that reflect High Desert traditions. 6847 Adobe Rd., 29 Palms, 29palmsart.com

FOLLOW US

Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 1/1/20) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 1/1/20). Your California Privacy Rights. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Alta.