Art galleries? Check. Walkable downtown area? Yup. Happening dining and bar scene? Oh yeah. Centrally located, family-friendly, and ethnically diverse, Culver City is one of L.A.’s most in-demand neighborhoods. Since the 1920s, the area has been a center for film and TV production (Sony Pictures Entertainment, Culver Studios, and the NFL Network are headquartered here) and was home to the Hughes Aircraft Company for 50-plus years. Grab a Speakeasy-era cocktail at the historic Culver Hotel, shop for midcentury furnishings at H.D. Buttercup, and sample architecturally inspired desserts at Coolhaus. Nature lovers will appreciate the 13 public parks and Ballona Creek bicycle path. Design highlights include Eric Owen Moss’ Samitaur Tower, Arcana Books, designed by Johnston Marklee, and the offices of Clive Wilkinson Architects in the Arts District.
Located in the heart of Culver City, the Lawrence and Martha Joseph Residence Apartments, more playfully known as Hobbit’s House, is a fanciful site nestled between studio lots and busy thoroughfares. Built as a labor of love by former Disney Studios artist, Lawrence Joseph between 1946 and 1970; Hobbit’s House looks as if torn from... Keep reading →
On June 3, the UCLA Department of Art will present a one-time benefit exhibition and art sale featuring work by faculty, both current and former, and alumni to support the renovation and expansion of the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios in Culver City. Faculty and alumni contributing work to the benefit exhibition and sale... Keep reading →
Designed by Eric Owen Moss Architects, the Samitaur Tower in Culver City is an iconic landmark constructed at the corner of Hayden Avenue and National Boulevard. The 72-foot-tall tower is composed of five off-kilter, stacked circular steel rings. Its raw steel construction and jutting forms are a conspicuous new beacon for Hayden Tract. Besides being... Keep reading →
The Culver City Film Festival brings together a diverse group of filmmakers to share recent work and recognize local talent in a city celebrated for its cinematic history and cultural depth. The third annual festival will take place from December 3rd through the 10th with the ArcLight Cinema in downtown Culver City as the main screening... Keep reading →