The Arts District: How Creators Are Makin’ It On Melrose

The Arts District: How Creators Are Makin’ It On Melrose

Art exists in all its forms on Melrose Avenue: visual, fashion, live entertainment, dining. Behind the scenes in alleys, kitchens, and workspaces, creators are creating the amazing things you see in store. Here are some of the incredible innovators to check out on Melrose.

COSMOS GLAMSQUAD

It’s easy to imagine that the back of Cosmos Glamsquad boutique is part Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and part Project Runway workroom during the avant garde challenge. But more fun. With design partner Donato Crowley, Cosmo is creating and showing some of fashion’s edgiest, sexiest innovations.

COSMOS GLAMSQUAD
7367 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.951.1141
cosmosglamsquad.com

GARNISH MUSIC

With locations all over the world, Garnish Music is the place to learn music production. In L.A., up-and-coming music soundmasters are coupled with award-winning instructors to create the music you’ll be hearing on the street (likely Melrose) tomorrow.

GARNISH MUSIC
7600 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
424.653.6481
la.garnishmusicproduction.com

GROUNDLINGS

Every day of every week there’s boundaryless, fearless creativity happening on the stages at Groundlings. Students, alumni, sometimes even celebs are working out their improv skills or tweaking sketches in preparation for evening shows.

GROUNDLINGS
7307 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.934.4747
groundlings.com

LA CHOUQUETTE

You can smell the deliciousness from outside of La Chouquette, the special French pastry shop on Melrose. And it’s not just sweet and flaky chouquettes; there are amazing eclairs, croissants, tartes, and sandwiches made fresh and French right on site.

LA CHOUQUETTE
7350 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
424.362.4380
lachouquette.com

POWERPLANT

Yaniv Evan is a very particular kind of artist – he designs bespoke motorcycles. His shop in the back of the Powerplant retail store is pretty thrilling – loud, bustling, filled with carefully curated parts, and there’s always a stunning lineup of completed works being shown off.

POWERPLANT
7416 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
323.658.6711
powerplant.co

Deborah Brosseau

About Deborah Brosseau

Deborah Brosseau provides audience development services to arts & entertainment, lifestyle, and non-profit clients. She is a freelance writer, providing anything from local listicles to corporate profiles for various online publications. Having first experienced Melrose in the '80s, she enjoys writing about the old school creatives as well as the progressive new ones.