New Kids on the Blocks
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New Kids on the Blocks

Art We went on a scavenger hunt around LA—from Hollywood to Downtown to West Adams to Virgil Village—and found that the newest Angeleno art spaces are all operating in a variety of ways. Some are pretty straightforward looking, but with boundary-pushing visions, while others are experimental even in form—including one that doubles as a cereal bar. Most have dogs, and all are charming and certainly worthy of a leisurely visit. Theo Martins. Photo by Ja Tecson.a Office and Gallery Theo Martins sits at a table in his bare gallery space, Office and Gallery, and offers me sparkling water, tea, or cereal—options are key to the space, especially the cereal. Martins opened the 700–square-foot Office and Gallery on a budding strip of Fountain Avenue in Virgil Village with a few different options, one being Cereal & such, a small cereal bar that allows people to come in and enjoy a bowl of classic sugar cereals, like Reese’s Puffs or Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros. “Everyone loves cereal,” Martins says with a wide grin. Martins is an artist at heart, as well as a rapper (he released his latest album tm with producer Thelonious Martin a year ago) and clothing designer of […]

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