This week, a new version of Beauty Lane Spa in the heart of Los Angeles’ L.A. neighborhood has been transformed into an art installation that has drawn praise from fans and critics alike.
“Beauty lane” is an all-natural spa and wellness center located on the corner of La Brea and La Breton avenues in Beverly Hills, and the space has been converted to a “visual wellness” center that will serve as a temporary home for the new “beauty spa” to “become a focal point” for L.L.A.’s art scene, according to the LAist piece.
Artists such as artist Tashana Smith, whose work has been featured at the “beautiful rose” spa, and local filmmaker Mark H. Zechner, have collaborated on “Beauty Lanes” project.
Smith has been collaborating with artist Hallee Davis, whose art has been used to create a “beautifully crafted and curated” collection of work at “Beautys Lanes,” as well as “a collection of local artists” who are bringing “local” work to “beauties lane.”
“We are so excited to be part of the community and we are excited to bring the work of local artisans to this space,” Davis told LAist.
“I am so happy to be a part of this, and I am honored to be able to work with these amazing artists.”
Zechner’s art work, meanwhile, is featured on the wall of the new beauty salon and is part of a series called “Beauties Lanes.”
Zechzer, who grew up in L.D., says he and his family have been a part the L.E.C. for over 10 years.
“I’ve been there for 10 years and I’m very happy to see it become a place of art,” Zechter told the LA Times.
“It is a place where we are allowed to come and work and be part that community.”
The art installation also has a large mural by artist Alex A. Johnson, a longtime fixture in L (and L.B.) culture, that was installed earlier this month, according a post on the Instagram account of the “Beautymile” community of artists.
“My mural was part of my art installation at Beauty Lane,” Johnson wrote in the caption of the photo.
“This was my first time painting in L and I loved it.
I love the L as a whole and it will be great to see the mural in the new Beauty Lane.”
As the new art installation goes up, so does the controversy surrounding the new spa.
The controversy is fueled by allegations of gross misconduct and illegal practices at the spa, including “bundling” and the use of “false pretenses” to cover up the presence of children.
The new spa has been in the works for about a year, according the LA Weekly, but the project’s creators have faced an onslaught of criticism from local and national media.
“We have been accused of stealing money and art from the community,” one artist told the Weekly.
“They have not said they will take it back.
They have not given us any money, and they have not allowed us to continue to work in the spa.”
According to the LADOT’s website, “BeautY Lane” will open in 2018 and is set to feature the “best in beauty, wellness and contemporary art” and “luxury accommodations, amenities, amenities for a spa-like experience and all-inclusive, community-oriented services.”
The LA Weekly reports that the project has received support from the Los Angeles County Arts Council and the Los Feliz Art Museum.
“We’ve worked really hard to bring our art to the community, and this new art piece is a part.
I know that you want to feel welcome and at home in the beauty of Beverly Hills,” Davis wrote on Instagram.
“If you have questions or feedback, we welcome you to contact us.
We are here to help and make the community more beautiful.””
We’re just getting started.
We have so much to do.
We’re so excited for this community to get involved and to have a beautiful place to live and work,” Zuchner told the Los Angles Times.