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Meet Alice Lodge of The LODGE in East Hollywood

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alice Lodge.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started the gallery two and a half years ago in a small shop front of a 1920’s building at 1024 North Western Avenue that was once a shopping arcade but was converted into artist studios in the 1970’s.

I had an artist studio in the complex and had always wanted to have an exhibition space. So when the street shop front became available I was very thrilled to take it on. I had studied art history in college and interned at a few galleries. After graduation, I worked in film production design and also work as a visual artist.

When opening the gallery, I was romanticizing the passion I had for art when I was a girl. I wanted to try and recapture some of that wonderment that art invokes in me.

The gallery developed organically. Starting off in the small shop front it is now four times the size but still maintains a serene atmosphere that visitors often comment on.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
When I started the gallery I did so quite naively and it was my first foray into being my own boss. I had no idea of what to expect and no idea of how much work it would take. I feel like I work at the gallery 24/7 – it is all consuming but I love that!

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about The LODGE – what should we know?
The LODGE is a contemporary art gallery. We exhibit mainly Los Angeles based artists. And though not by any conscious predetermination they are often women. I am proud to be able to provide a space/ a platform for artists that I respect to present their work.

We are a small business and have one on one relationships with our artists which is fulfilling.

I feel like The LODGE is an environment where people can visit and take a reprieve from the hectic energy of Los Angeles.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I am lucky to have too many people who have championed me to name just one.

Those people all have one thing in common – a desire to express a personal vision they have and do it with drive, hard work and a joy for life.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 1024 North Western Avenue,
    Los Angeles, CA 90029
  • Website: www.thelodge.la
  • Phone: 323 745-0231
  • Email: info@thelodge.la
  • Instagram: thelodgela
  • Twitter: thelodge_la


Image Credit:
Tim Street- Porter (portrait of Alice Lodge outside The LODGE)
All other photos courtesy of The LODGE

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