Chung King Road

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Chung King Road, along with Chung King Court containing a water fountain in its center, is a pedestrian street complex in the northwest corner of Chinatown, Los Angeles. This street is a part of "New Chinatown," built in the 1930s and 1940s, and was the location of mostly Chinese specialty shops, importers of Chinese art objects, and Chinese benevolent associations. In the late 1990s many of the storefronts were sitting unused, and several of them were converted into art galleries and art studios. With its nearly weekly schedule of art gallery exhibition openings, Chung King Road is now one of the centers of art and nightlife in Downtown Los Angeles.[1] Annual events include Chinese New Year and the Golden Dragon Parade,[2] The Moon Festival, KCRW's Chinatown Summer Nights,[3] the closing party of LA's Design Week and the Perform! Now! Festival.[4]

Chung King Road complex is home to the following galleries and businesses:

  • Alex Cheung Company
  • Automata Arts, performance space specializing in experimental puppetry[5]
  • Caryl M. Christian Levy, artist
  • Cause Art Gallery[6][7][8]
  • Charlie James Gallery[9]
  • Chungking Studio[10]
  • Coagula Curatorial[11][12]
  • Ed Freeman Photography[13]
  • Exhale Unlimited Gallery[14]
  • Foo Chow Restaurant
  • F. See, antiques
  • Fifth Floor, shop and gallery[15]
  • The Good Luck Gallery [16]
  • Hong Sang Lung Market, since 1949
  • Hoy Sun Ning Yung Association
  • Jancar Gallery[17]
  • Ling's
  • Li Yuen Gifts
  • KChung Radio[18]
  • KK Gallery[19]
  • Mirror Films
  • Preen, Inc., architecture and interior design[20]
  • Red Pipe Gallery[21]
  • The Jade Tree
  • The Public School
  • Woo's Gifts

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Pierson, David. "A City's Chinese Passage." Los Angeles Times. July 25, 2006.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "KCRW Chinatown Summer Nights Return." World News Network.
  4. ^ Korek, Bettina. "Perform! Now! Festival: Interview With Francois Ghebaly" Huffington Post. July 29, 2010.
  5. ^ Laden, Tanja M. "Best Experimental Puppet Theater Los Angeles 2012" LA Weekly. 2012.
  6. ^ Cause Gallery Website: Two story gallery; painting, sculpture, video,
  7. ^ Cause Gallery Map, Open Sat 4-10PM and by appointment, 213-761-8667
  8. ^ Green, Jonathan "Screening of John Dingler's Moviettes"
  9. ^ Mizota, Sharon. "Art review: Valerie Green at Charlie James Gallery." Los Angeles Times.April 4, 2014.
  10. ^ Sahagun, Louis. "Photographer chronicles hope and despair in the California desert." Los Angeles Times. February 28, 2014
  11. ^ Coagula Art Journal
  12. ^ Vankin, Deborah. "Kim Dingle debuts 'Wine Bar for Children' at Coagula Curatorial" Los Angeles Times. October 27, 2013.
  13. ^ Stephens, Craig. "The Many Faces Of Ed Freeman." The Los Angeles Post. July 5, 2012.
  14. ^ "Exhale Unlimited Presents: The Outsiders, a group exhibition benefiting ECF Art Centers & Lamp Commu." Downtown News. June 30, 2012.
  15. ^ "Fresh Prints Of L.A." Huffington Post. June 28, 2012.
  16. ^ April 4, 2014.
  17. ^ Myers, Holly. "Art Review: The Very Eye of the Night at Jancar Gallery" Los Angeles Times. July 03, 2012.
  18. ^ Finkelfeb, Jori. "Painting on a Radio Canvas: KCHUNG Gives Los Angeles Artists a Voice on the Airwaves" The New York Times. February 27, 2014
  19. ^ Lecaro, Lina. "West Coast Artist's (WCA) Crew Opens First Major Group Show in Chinatown" LA Weekly. June 18, 2012.
  20. ^ Jackson, Peter. "Tastemaker: Alexis Readinger" Los Angeles Magazine. November 1, 2009.
  21. ^ Lopez, Steve. "Reinvention is ageless artist's passion." Los Angeles Times. February 25, 2014.