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Hold Up Art

You might have noticed a new art gallery taking shape on 2nd street, and now Hold Up Art gallery is open to the public. Launched by two USC grads, Hold Up Art features offbeat street art from a few core artists and an inviting, interactive space.

In the midst of gallery construction a few weeks ago, I met with the curators/creators Brian Lee and Ben Kaufman. Their aim is definitely not to be another one of those pin-drop awkward galleries where art is out of reach--instead, they're hoping to create a place where people can grab a coffee and hold up a while and hang out with fellow art lovers and featured artists.

Kaufman and Lee at Hold Up Art

You can check out Hold Up Art at 358 E 2nd St in Los Angeles. They're open Tuesday - Sunday from 10AM to 6PM. Their website is http://www.holdupart.com

And if you're looking for a Friday night outing, check out the gallery's first exhibition on Friday, March 12, from 7 to 10PM!