Arts District

The Arts District's warehouses, coffee shops, and galleries are coated, covered, and concealed in color.

Color spills from every surface among one of the city's favorite neighborhood canvases, Los Angeles' Arts District. Insatiable creative energy and unstoppable trendiness emanate from the walls of its swiftly repurposing warehouse spaces and industrial-inspired artists' lofts. Galleries, studios, and connoisseurs of coffee, cocktails, and challenging concepts crowd into this unmistakably-painted bastion for incoming artists and fresh-faced visionaries.

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On the Map

Arts District is within Downtown and bordered by Lincoln Heights, Skid Row, and Boyle Heights

LAX Airport: 25 minutes by car or 1 hour & 30 minutes by public transit
Santa Monica Pier: 25 minutes by car
Hollywood Walk of Fame: 20 minutes by car
Venice Boardwalk: 30 minutes by car
The Grove: 25 minutes by car

  • Public transit is Possible
  • Having a car is Possible

An Ever-Emerging Scene In LA's Outdoor Museum

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Like many of the movements it immortalizes, commemorates, and challenges, Los Angeles' Arts District experienced a renaissance of its own.

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Its warehouse spaces showcase self-expressive dilapidation and reimagined artistic interpretation.

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The Arts District's exceptional frankness is as commonly scrawled along its outdoor galleries as it is hung upon the walls of its indoor venues.

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The neighborhood's candor is plainly outspoken, but never plain.

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It dares to make gritty look pretty.

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Challenge accepted.

Culinary Arts Alive In the Arts District

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Keeping with the neighborhood's contemporary stylings, the Arts District infuses its once-defunct warehouse spaces with the scent of craft-coffee beans, completely vegan comfort food, and haphazardly-dashing bloggers.

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In the Arts District, chefs, baristas, and bartenders are in high-demand.

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Patio tables are in high-demand.

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Vintage couches are in high-demand.

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The Arts District increases its ever-emerging reputation by playing it cool.

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Here, high-demand is the anti-corporate standard.

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The Arts District boasts a well-sculpted culinary culture.

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In the mood for a Sicilian slice, a single-pour dark roast, or a simple street taco?

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You won't have to canvas the neighborhood for long.

All Artisanal In the Arts District

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From consumable art to textile art, the Arts District's reputation relies on the hand-made.

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From personal-sized pastries to personalized stationary, the Arts District keeps it custom.

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The neighborhood's warehouse spaces' natural light illuminates the importance of exacting craftsmanship.

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The Arts District defines craftmanship.

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Industrial Roots Remain In the Arts District

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The Arts District's wide streets and wider warehouses serve as relics to its industrial past.

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They serve as nods to its repurposed future.

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Loading-dock doorways and brick facades add character to LA's creative escape.

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It's easy to check it out.

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Get a move on.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Lauren Devon

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Lauren Devon is an editorial and commercial lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles. She loves the adventure of her work, as well as the creativity and collaboration that goes with it. With the help of locals, Lauren explored the heart of each community for Airbnb, and discovered neighborhood gems that made each story diverse and fresh.