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Arts and Crafts

This section includes local art schools, art museums, galleries, 3D fabrication services and makerspaces. Museums and galleries are included because they can be sources of creative inspiration even if their exhibitions don't fall within the steampunk category. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of particular interest to steampunks.

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Art Education

Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA, USA

ArtCenter College of Design is a nonprofit, private college located in Pasadena, California. . .

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA, USA

The California Institute of the Arts, colloquially called CalArts, is a private university located in Los Angeles County. . .

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a for-profit private college in California. . .

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Orange County

Irvine, CA, USA

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a for-profit private college in California. . .

Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Laguna College of Art and Design, or LCAD, is a small private college in Laguna Beach, California. . .

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Otis College of Art and Design is a private art and design school in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles. . .

Art Museums

American Museum of Ceramic Art

Pomona, CA, USA

The American Museum of Ceramic Art seeks to champion the art, history, creation, and technology of ceramics. . .

Ben Maltz Gallery - Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Ben Maltz Gallery at the Otis College of Art and Design is an art space in Los Angeles, California. . .

Bowers Museum

Santa Ana, CA, USA

The Bowers Museum offers exhibitions, lectures, art classes, travel programs, children's art and music education programs, and other community events. . .

The Broad

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Broad is a contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. . .

Cabot's Pueblo Museum

Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA

Cabot's Pueblo Museum contains artworks, artifacts of American Indian and Alaska Native cultures, and memorabilia of early desert homesteader life. . .

California Heritage Museum

Santa Monica, CA, USA

The California Heritage Museum describes itself as "a multi-cultural facility promoting the diversity and richness of California’s history, culture and art. . ."

dA Center for the Arts

Pomona, CA, USA

dA Center for the Arts hosts rotating art exhibitions as well as studio art classes, workshops and a gallery store featuring works by local artists. . .

Fowler Museum at UCLA

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Fowler Museum at UCLA explores art and material culture primarily from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the Americas, past and present. . .

Getty Villa

Pacific Palisades, CA, USA

The Getty Villa is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum. . .

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Hammer Museum is for its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions and public programs. . .

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Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

San Marino, CA, USA

The Huntington is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington . . .

J. Paul Getty Museum

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The J Paul Getty Museum, commonly referred to as the Getty, is an art museum in California housed on two campuses. . .

Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach, CA, USA

The Laguna Art Museum is in Laguna Beach, California. . .

Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Lancaster, CA, USA

MOAH, the Museum of Art and History, is located in Lancaster, California. . .

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the western United States. . .

Museum of California Design

Los Angeles, CA, USA

This "museum without walls" produces traveling exhibitions. . .

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles is a contemporary art museum with three locations in greater Los Angeles. . .

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Museum of Jurassic Technology

Culver City, CA, USA

The Museum of Jurassic Technology has been described as a satire of museums. . .

Museum of Latin American Art

Long Beach, CA, USA

The Museum of Latin American Art was founded by Dr. . .

Museum of Ventura County

Ventura, CA, USA

The Museum of Ventura County maintains a collection of fine art and objects related to the county's history and culture. . .

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center

Anaheim, CA, USA

Muzeo is an art and history museum focusing on Anaheim and Orange County, Calif. . .

Norton Simon Museum

Pasadena, CA, USA

The Norton Simon Museum is an art museum in Pasadena, California. . .

Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art

Ojai, CA, USA

The Ojai Valley Museum has permanent exhibits related to local history plus a rotating gallery that hosts four temporary exhibits each year. . .

Orange County Museum of Art

Newport Beach, CA, USA

The Orange County Museum of Art is located in Newport Beach, California. . .

Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs, CA, USA

The Palm Springs Art Museum is a regional art, natural science and performing arts institution for Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley in California. . .

Riverside Art Museum

Riverside, CA, USA

Riverside Art Museum is located in the historic Mission Inn District of Riverside, California. . .

Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art

San Bernardino, CA, USA

The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, also known as RAFFMA, is on the main campus of the California State University, San Bernardino. . .

USC Pacific Asia Museum

Pasadena, CA, USA

USC Pacific Asia Museum is an Asian art museum in Pasadena. . .

Arts Organizations

Center for the Study of Political Graphics

Culver City, CA, USA

The Center for the Study of Political Graphics is a non-profit, educational and research archive. . .

Fabrication Services/Makerspaces

3D Hubs - Anaheim

Anaheim, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - Irvine

Irvine, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - Oxnard

Oxnard, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - Pasadena

Pasadena, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - Riverside

Riverside, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

3D Hubs - Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

3D Hubs is a website that provides access to 3D printing services around the world. . .

Build It Workspace

Los Alamitos, CA, USA

Build It Workspace offers classes, products and services for makers and do-it-yourselfers. . .

Crashspace

Culver City, CA, USA

Crashspace is a Los Angeles-area makerspace. . .

Creator Space

Temecula, CA, USA

This facility offers various spaces with tools for artists and makers. . .

Factory eNova

Fountain Valley, CA, USA

Factory eNova offers laser cutting and laser engraving services. . .

HexLab MakerSpace

Chatsworth, CA, USA

This member-supported makerspace offers access to 3D printers, laser cutting, CNC machine, robotics/electronics gear and other fabrication equipment. . .

Make Ventura

Ventura, CA, USA

This makerspace offers membership-based access to 3D printers, a laser cutter, a wood shop, metal shop and other fabrication equipment. . .

Makexyz 3D Printing - Anaheim

Anaheim, CA, USA

Makexyz is a website that provides access to independent 3D printing services around the world. . .

Makexyz 3D Printing - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Makexyz is a website that provides access to independent 3D printing services around the world. . .

Makexyz 3D Printing - Riverside

Riverside, CA, USA

Makexyz is a website that provides access to independent 3D printing services around the world. . .

OC Maker Space

Huntington Beach, CA, USA

This member-supported makerspace provides access to 3D printers and other fabrication resources. . .

The UPS Store #5567 - Riverside - 3D Printing/Scanning

Riverside, CA, USA

This is one of many UPS Store locations that offer 3D printing and scanning services. . .

The UPS Store #6286 - Pasadena - 3D Printing/Scanning

Pasadena, CA, USA

This is one of many UPS Store locations that offer 3D printing and scanning services. . .

Urban Workshop

Costa Mesa, CA, USA

With 18,500 square feet, Urban Workshop claims to be the "third-largest DIY workshop and makerspace in North America. . ."

Vocademy

Riverside, CA, USA

Vocademy describes itself as "an education-focused makerspace. . ."

Fashion/Textile Museums

FIDM Museum & Galleries

Los Angeles, CA, USA

FIDM Museum & Galleries houses a collection of over 12,000 costumes, accessories and textiles. . .

Galleries

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Church of Type

Santa Monica, CA, USA

This art and design studio specializes in handset letterpress, and includes a large collection of wood and metal type. . .

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Gold Bug

Pasadena, CA, USA

The shop describes itself as "a contemporary cabinet of curiosities" and "a truly unique gallery experience. . ."

Hero Complex Gallery

Los Angeles, CA, USA

This art gallery specializes in what it describes as "contemporary and pop art-themed shows," including works by comic book artists. . .

HumanArts

Ojai, CA, USA

HumanArts is a gallery featuring "over 150 American artists creating fabulous jewelry, glass, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, clothing, and art from repurposed materials," according to the website. . .

New Stone Age

Los Angeles, CA, USA

New Stone Age describes itself as "a cabinet of curiosities in shop form. . ."

Velaslavasay Panorama

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Velaslavasay Panorama is an artistic, film, and performance venue in Los Angeles. . .

Performance Groups

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The League of S.T.E.A.M.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

The League of S.T.E.A.M. (Supernatural and Troublesome Ectoplasmic Apparition Management) is an American performance art troupe. . .

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