We are excited to welcome you back to the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs’ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)!




Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027 | (323) 644-6269


Visit Us


Thursdays — Saturdays, 11 — 4 p.m. 

Closed during installation and for all official City holidays.

Before You Visit

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery is located in Barnsdall Art Park in Los Angeles.


We encourage visitors to cycle, rideshare and take public transportation to the gallery. Cyclists can plan their route using  LADOT Dash or Metro bike maps. Bicycle racks are located near the accessible parking spaces across from the Hollyhock House driveway.


Barnsdall Art Park is served by the Hollywood Clockwise and Hollywood Counterclockwise Dash Route. Dash bus stop: Vermont and Hollywood. See LADOT Dash for the Dash route map. The nearest subway stop is the Vermont/Sunset stop on the Metro Red Line. From the station, walk north on Vermont Avenue towards Hollywood Boulevard, turn left onto Barnsdall Avenue and enter through the Southeast entrance. Metro 754 on Vermont and 780 on Hollywood all stop within half a block of Barnsdall. See the Metro website for bus and subway maps.


Cars can access Barnsdall Art Park via the Lower Road on Hollywood Boulevard. Parking is free but limited and can be found in Barnsdall Park at the top and the bottom of the hill. Accessible parking is found at the top of the hill at the Hollyhock House motor court for those with limited mobility. Additional accessible parking is located in front of the Junior Art Center.

When the Gallery is open to the public, the following policies are in effect.


Visitors are welcome to take photos – please tag us in your photos @lamagbarnsdall.


Flash photography, tripods and/or selfie sticks are not permitted. Additional photographic equipment such as lights, reflectors, props, costumes, handheld microphones, models, and drones are also prohibited.


Service animals are permitted inside the gallery so long as they are harnessed, leashed or tethered. 


All non-service animals and/or pets are not permitted inside the gallery.


Bags measuring greater than 11 x 16 inches, food and drink are not permitted inside the gallery. The gallery can not temporarily store these items during visits. 


Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


LAMAG encourages families and visitors of all ages to experience our exhibitions with the goal of inspiring rich inter-generational discussions. For each exhibition, LAMAG develops a Family Guide, which includes key concepts and activities families can engage in for a more meaningful gallery experience.


Accommodations may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, please make your request at least three to five business days prior to your visit. To secure Sign Language Interpreters, five or more business days’ notice is required. For additional information, please contact

Submission Guidelines

For our policy on unsolicited exhibition proposals, please see below.


-The gallery’s exhibition program is planned at least three years in advance and we are, therefore, rarely able to accommodate unsolicited proposals for exhibitions.

-Please note that, while all submissions are reviewed, the gallery receives hundreds of proposals a year and therefore it may not be possible to respond to each one individually. Unsolicited proposals are reviewed twice a year.


-Before submitting a proposal, please consider whether your work is appropriate to the gallery’s mission and history.


-LAMAG presents the art of emerging, mid-career, and established artists from culturally diverse Southern California, as well as the work of international artists that are of relevance to the people of the City of Los Angeles, through large thematic group exhibitions as well as solo exhibitions.

Submissions must be sent by email only to

Proposals sent to any other gallery email address will be deleted. Mailed submissions will not be considered or returned. Proposals must include all of the following information in order to be considered:


∙Artist’s resume, or in the case of a group exhibit, resumes for all participating artists


∙500 word description of the exhibition

∙500 word description of:

◦ the exhibition’s technical requirements
◦ Funding sources, noting any relevant grant deadlines/funding cycles
◦ If applicable, proposed partners/collaborators, partner organizations, advisors, etc. Please include their roles in the project.


∙2-3 reviews or essays on the artist’s work


∙10 – 20 digital images (300 dpi, JPEG) of the proposed work to be exhibited. Images must be properly labeled with the artist’s name, title of the work, date the work was completed, media, and dimensions.

∙ Images must be accompanied by an annotated image list that includes the same caption information listed above.

∙ In the case of film/video please submit an online viewing link.