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Laurie Shapiro’s art studio is a unique film location, photo studio, and event venue in Lincoln Heights. The two levels of immersive installation art has been described as "an enveloping experience that touches the unconscious [...] like stepping into a living dream," (Pen Densham, Trilogy Entertainment.) HIGHLIGHTS - Two levels of psychedelic, immersive, and colorful original artwork. - Enter an "alice in wonderland" type of world - imaginative and creative. - Color changing, LIFX wifi linked bulbs. - Friendly space in a great community of artists. - Easy parking. THE SPACE - 1100 sq ft art studio loft in a friendly artist community just outside of DTLA - Covered and decorated in Laurie Shapiro's otherworldy and immersive artwork. - Colorful with psychedelic and detailed artistic vibes. - A dream-like alternative world. THE MAIN SPACE: ALCHEMY TUNNEL - Custom painted and laminated floor with a rubber padding underneath. Mixed media textile paintings drape from one wall, over the ceiling and down the opposite wall. Glistening fabrics piece together the large paintings. Handmade lighting fixtures look like hanging orbs - all equipped with LIFX smart bulbs, which enables color changes from your phone. PRAISE ON ALCHEMY TUNNEL: - "A wrapping helix of interconnected prismatic panels, dense with layers of screen-printing, drawn and painted images, and stitching, is activated with a LIFX lighting motherboard. As an environment, it resembles a fantastic dream, luminous and alive..." (Shana Nys Dambrot, LA Weekly) - "Viewers slip off their shoes to enter the space, evoking the sensation of entering both fairyland and sacred chamber. There are elements of the fairytale here – a visionary, female-conceived version of the genii’s cave in Aladdin or the magic treasure cave in Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves – in Shapiro’s installation; also significant are elements of personal and spiritual sanctity.“ (Genie Davis, Artillery Magazine ) - Stepping into Laurie Shapiro’s latest art immersive, Alchemy Tunnel, feels like time has stopped in that moment. Before you’ve had a chance to look around, you already feel different. Instantly you’ve become centered. (Marisa Molinaro, LA Parents Guide ) THE ENTRANCE: - The ground level welcomes you with a 180 sq foot immersive art installation, bathroom, kitchen and makeup area. Orb lights are at eye level here, creating a more intimate space for photos, or a great space to “wow” visitors into a dream world. A laminated, mixed media floor surrounded by original textile paintings. The adjacent kitchen and makeup area allows space to lay out food or costume changes. Private bathroom with shower. INCLUDES: Highspeed Wi-Fi Color Changing LED Lights (inside of the "orb" shaped fixtures you see in the photos) Multi-colored stand-alone lights. DOES NOT INCLUDE: Free Set-up and Clean-up time, please include plenty of time for this in your booking request. GOOD FOR Photoshoots Soundbaths Discussions / Meetings Group Activities Filming Small get-togethers Commercial and large productions welcome. All ages (kids love the artwork) Healing / Yoga / Meditation Workshops NOT GOOD FOR: Smoking cigarettes. Very loud music. THE NEIGHBORHOOD A friendly artist community just outside of DTLA (Lincoln Heights). ADDENDUM We have flexible hours and pricing to meet your needs. Contact us and we will strive to make your vision possible. Also Good For: Corporate Event, Dinner, Film Shoot, Meeting, Erotic, Erotic Shoots, Networking, Performance, Photo Shoot, Retreat, Workshop, Filming, Photography, Background, Dance Shoot, Product Shoot, Meditation, Launch Party, Promotional Video, Filmed Interview, Documentary, Production, Music Shoot, Yoga Class, classes, Creative Meeting, Discussion, Interview, Screening, Commercial Shoot, Apparel Shoot, Head Shot, Clothing Shoot, Indoor Photoshoot, Portrait, Poetry, Soundbath, Intimate Shoot, Healing Retreat, Reiki, Massage Keywords: Alice in wonderland Through the looking glass Paranormal Twilight zone Surreal Dreamscape Burning man Trippy psychedelic Otherworldly Artistic Artist Art immersion Flowers Colorful Rainbow Mind bending Queer Pride Lgbtq Feminist
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 7 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 7 days and 24 hours before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Booking cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Maaliq J. booked a video shoot for 10 people
Love this space! Use sir for live performance footage and it came out great. Super dope spot and very creative.
Maurice G. booked a video shoot for 15 people
Great space & an even better host! Laurie was so generous and extremely helpful with whatever we needed during our time at her space. Her cat, Peach was a great host as well lol. All in all, a wonderful space that any creative would love to be in.
Jonathan D. booked a video shoot for 6 people
Laurie was amazing! She helped us with everything we needed for our shoot. She was flexible with time and had great communication.
Gerald I. booked a video shoot for 15 people
Laurie was very responsive in addition. very accommodative to all of our needs. The space was avsolutely Amazing! We shot a short film video