The gallery is located inside the Soap Plant/Wacko complex.

Store Hours:

Monday through Saturday 11 AM-7 PM

Sunday 11 am-6 pm


Established in 1986 La Luz de Jesus Gallery is the brainchild of entrepreneur and art collector Billy Shire, considered primarily responsible for fostering a new school of California art and prompting JUXTAPOZ Magazine to dub him “the Peggy Guggenheim of Lowbrow.”

Showcasing mainly figurative, narrative paintings and unusual sculpture, the exhibitions are post-pop with content ranging from folk to outsider to religious to sexually deviant. The gallery’s objective is to bring underground art and counter-culture to the masses. Past shows have been groundbreaking, exhibiting artists, such as Manuel Ocampo, Joe Coleman, and Robert Williams.

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We allow journalists to feature up to three images from any current or upcoming show, provided the caption includes the following copyright disclaimer and hyperlink:

Artwork ©2024 (Artist Name) Photo credit: www.laluzdejesus.com All rights reserved.

Proprietor: Billy Shire
Curator | Director: Bernadette McConnell

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-7667