We traveled to Los Angeles last month to attend the inaugural show of newly established LaLa Gallery. Daniel Lahoda who has been a longtime supporter of Los Angeles artists, and who also established the successful LA Freewalls project, has now taken the show indoors and created LaLa Gallery. La Freewalls has been helping Los Angeles artists fight the now infamous mural ban, and helping establish a new mural ordinance in Los Angeles. With the opening of LaLa gallery in the heart of the arts district, and minutes from MOCA LA Freewalls has picked a great location to set roots. Having worked with artists from around the world to beautify LA walls, it was only a matter of time till Daniel Lahoda took some of the work in doors.

As painters migrate from walls into galleries it is great to see an established group such of LA Freewalls do the same. LaLa Gallery will be able to curate and work with artists not just with walls, but also an established gallery space. This is very different model from other galleries. Galleries sometimes seem to jump on the bandwagon when showcasing our rising artform. It is great to see someone who has actually hit the pavement to find walls for artists now be able to give them a place to show smaller work, or sculpture. With their first exhibition LaLa Gallery decided to reach out to the artists who have participated in LA Freewalls, and ask them to bring their work indoors to the gallery. The show titled “LA Freewalls inside” brought together local, and international artists to exhibit. A true exhibition of art from the street LaLa Gallery was able to bring together a group of talented artists with a wide range of origins and styles. From sculptures, massive murals, and amazing work on canvas the show had it all. The opening was a success with a huge turnout, guests spilled out onto the massive rooftop space. Adorned with Murals from the likes of Askew to How and Nosm, you are welcomed to great views of the La River and bridges. All around you cant ask for a better venue or body of work to view. If you are in LA make sure to drive the arts district and witness yourself the gallery of walls that LA freewalls has curated. You should then head to LaLa Gallery to meet Daniel and see their great new gallery.