Photos by Gary Leonard/Metro
Marc Foxx Gallery, located along Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension, has been in its current mid-Wilshire location since 1997. The gallery is owned by Marc Foxx and Rodney Nonaka-Hill and had previously been established in Santa Monica in 1994. Marc Foxx Gallery has a reputation for launching careers of young and emerging artists from around the world. Over 150 exhibitions have been mounted with art from world-renowned museums and private collections, including solo exhibitions by emerging and established American and international artists.
The gallery is free and open to the public five days a week. There are opening receptions on a monthly basis, and occasionally hosted events such as artist talks and readings. Although most of the gallery’s space is dedicated to displaying artwork and paintings for art shows, the gallery also offers onsite sales.
According to Mr. Foxx, construction activities have limited their customers’ access to the gallery. “We have lost sales and customers have complained, but as owners we decided to stay at this location. Knowing that the BIF was available helped us with this decision.”
Marc Foxx Gallery is located at 6150 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. Regular business hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please call (323) 857-5571 or visit online at marcfoxx.com.
Metro’s Business Interruption Fund (BIF) provides financial assistance to small “mom and pop” businesses directly impacted by transit rail construction along the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, the Little Tokyo area and 2nd/Broadway segment of the Regional Connector, and Purple Line Extension, Section 1 and Section 2. For more information about the BIF, visit metro.net/bif. To apply for a BIF grant, visit Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corp (PCR) at pcrcorp.org.