Alternative Gallery Opens In Laurel Canyon
Posted by Amy Oppenheim on Mar 29, 2011 - 10:47:48 AM
LAUREL CANYON—The Rico Adair Boutique
and Subculture Center, featuring art and clothing from local artists, opened in
Laurel Canyon this March.
Featured art, courtesy of ricoadair.com
This multi-media gallery and retail
store, which celebrated its grand opening earlier this month on March 5, is
located at 5310 Laurel Canyon Boulevard in North Hollywood, and features a wide
variety of products such as greeting cards, paintings, sculptures and clothing
as sale items.
Owner Rico Adair is one of the featured
artists, and he designs innovative clothing, such as creating women’s dresses
through reconstructing men’s long johns. Additionally his wife, Takara Adair,
contributes to the store with various art pieces she has designed. The rest of
the merchandise is provided by local friends of the owners within the
In the back area of the store, Adair has
set up a workshop where classes such as “DIY Punk Crafts,” “T-Shirt Reconstruction,”
“Fairy Tales and Flying Machines” and “Drum Work Shops” are held.
Inside the gallery, courtesy of the Rico Adair Gallery Facebook
The Rico Adair Gallery Boutique, also
known as the Anytown Community Arts Center, “began as an experiment by local
artists Jake Jones and Amanda Smith. The two artists noticed that there was a
thriving underground art scene in Anytown, yet the community-at-large,
including budding artists and children, were not aware of exhibits,
performances, and educational opportunities,” according to the company’
Desiring to bring the underground art
scene to the mainstream public, the artists created the Anytown Community Arts
Center, which would “provide a communal presence to help local artists thrive,
and unlock the artistic potential of every Anytown resident.”
Outside Rico Adair Gallery Boutique. Photo by Kibiwot Limo
The boutique welcomes all locals to stop
by and view the gallery, and is always looking for volunteers. For more
information about the store, visit http://ricoadair.com/.
Serving Bel Air, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Hills. Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Topanga, Canyon, Westwood & Hollywood Hills.