Because of its location between downtown Los Angeles and the ocean, Culver City has always been something of a destination. These days Culver City's star is definitely rising, especially now that the Expo Line will soon provide subway access to the area.
Culver City has been a well-know location in the movie-making world for much of the past century. Sony Pictures Studio
is located here and offers a studio tour. The smaller Culver Studios
remains a working studio; no tour here but the historic facade is a prominent feature of the pedestrian dining area in downtown Culver City (between W. Washington Blvd and Culver Blvd 90232).
In terms of cultural landmarks, some offbeat museums-spaces located here include the Museum for Jurassic Technology
(a cabinet of curiosities-style collection) and Center for Land Use Interpretation
(unique educational displays exploring man-made geographies).
In the last 10 years , Culver City has exploded onto the art gallery scene. Near the Angles Gallery
on La Cienaga can be found other premiere galleries like Blum and Poe, Honor Fraser, Taylor de Cordoba, Cherry & Martin, David Kordansky Gallery, Susanne Veilmetter, Peres Projects, Norma Desmond Productions, and LAXART (see this gallery guide
for links to these galleries).
More prosaic shopping opportunities near downtown Culver City include the cool kitchen supply/gourmet food store Surfas
and the neat Helms Furniture district
: an Art Deco bakery turned into stores and restaurants.
10000 West Washington Boulevard
9331 Venice Boulevard
Center for Land Use Interpretation... read more
9341 Venice Boulevard
8758 Venice Boulevard
(between Robertson and La Cienega Boulevards)
8609 Washington Boulevard
8777 Washington Boulevard
Restaurant supply and gourmet food store... read more
10101 West Jefferson Boulevard
9336 Washington Boulevard
2754 S. La Cienaga Blvd
Sparse exhibition in Culver City... read more