Q Pop

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Q Pop
Downtown

Weller Court patrons would be remiss to stride passed this kitchy boutique that doubles as an art gallery and performance space. Illustrator/designer Chris Mitchell, who’s worked on shows like Ren and Stimpy and Spongebob Squarepants, co-owns the shop with Miki Panteepo, and together the duo curates a serious selection of unique goods by local and international artists and designers. Peruse ceramics, prints, sculptures, textiles, comic books, plush toys, apparel and more. Clothes from quirky Japanese labels Sex Pot Revenge, Super Lover, and Algonguin are on hand. Pay special attention to the shop’s walls, where Mitchell and Panteepo display the art for each exhibition. Shows rotate regularly, some themed and others solo displays. A recent exhibition celebrated the 50th anniversary of James Bond, and when we visited the store recently it was chockablock with soft sculptures of felt and fabric for a show called Fuwa Fuwa. Check the website for information on past and upcoming exhibitions.

Venue name: Q Pop
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Address: 128 Astronaut E S Onizuka St
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Daily Noon-10pm
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