MaRS Gallery Est. 2015

649 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA 90023, United States

Ramp up your cool factor by throwing an event here. 
If you’re on the lookout for a chic spacious pad to call your own, at least for a night, this 6,000-square foot commercial contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles is your dream come true.
The Lowdown
Type
Art Gallery
Views
Garden
Mountains
Street
Style
Contemporary
Industrial
Minimalistic
Modern
Urban
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

The 6,000 square foot exhibition space is maximized by a mitochondrial layout, creating five distinct spaces, as
well as a front gallery room that becomes a window display visible from the street. The lighting
was engineered with moonlight-balanced (4100 Kelvin) arrays, but designed with a reference
to basic supermarkets. A 700-square-foot-succulent garden was added to the gallery’s outdoor
space using a non-sequitur architectural cinder block design.

 

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
300
Buffet
N/A
Standing
700
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2015
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Half Kitchen with fridge, sink, and counter space for catering and food prep needs. 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

The brick structure was built in 1923 in “the Flats” (the floodplain below Boyle Heights) as an alcohol bottling and distillery plant in prohibition-era Los Angeles. The last occupant, before purchased by MaRS, was an illegal marijuana nursery - which became known after a heat lamp fire which burned down everything but the brick walls in 2012. The renovation of the space was based on the study of ancient temple architecture and retained the fire-scarred floors, only refinishing them to provide an even surface.

Amenities
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Museum as Retail Space (MaRS), is a contemporary art gallery located on the East Bank of the L.A. River. 
The brick structure was built in 1923 in “the Flats” (the floodplain below Boyle Heights) as an alcohol bottling
and distillery plant in prohibition-era Los Angeles.
 
Design:
The exhibition space is maximized by a mitochondrial layout, creating five distinct spaces,
as well as a front gallery room that becomes a window display visible from the street. 

The gallery door is a thousand-pound, ten-foot-by-eight-foot single-pane of glass, balanced on a
central pivot axis, requiring the enterer to compare their body against it. The antechamber of
the gallery is designed to disorient the participant, with stark black bars that project and recess
into the white space - a reference to ancient processions sharply using light and shadow for the
same purpose. 
Awards & Notables LA Weekly - Noted as Best New Gallery in 2015
LA TIMES
C MAGAZINE
Wallpaper* Magazine 
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