Former Prada Epicenter Director Opens Guerilla Atelier Downtown

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Carl Louisville, the former Prada Beverly Hills Epicenter director, has opened Guerilla Atelier in downtown Los Angeles. The 30-day concept shop was designed to “feel like a boutique in the Marais district of Paris,” and include exclusive fashion and décor brands.

The Guerilla Atelier is a 4,000-square-foot space in the Arts District, according to LA Racked. With a “raw, industrial chic” aesthetic, Guerilla Atelier will feature brands such as Venus et Jude, Borelli, Ecustom vases, Five Zero Table Conversations dinnerware, Philip Manzanares custom-made furniture, Melissa McClure, Beckley, and Mr. Freedom.

Louisville is now the director of Guerilla Galleries, a concept “born of [his] deep desire to share love in a harmonious environment with beautiful people and beautiful things where a natural and organic commerce could happen,” according to his website.

“My life is a ministry of love, giving and sharing. I continue to try to find expressions for my passion for exceptional life service. I have found a new ministry in Guerilla Galleries. It is my deepest desire that beautiful people will come and share this joy with me, and my friends at Guerilla Galleries. It is our hope that commerce can flow in love,” Louisville said.

Louisville has also scheduled “Guerilla Atelier Happenings,” which included a Opening Party on May 18 with music by Tony Okungbowa. Upcoming events include:

May 25: Claude Hall and the Baby Grand – an evening of Jazz from Paris (6pm performance).

June 2: Wood Spoon – Natalia Pieria, Dinner party for 30 guests (Guerilla Couture themed with food and wine pairings; $150 per person; 6:30pm cocktails/7pm dinner).

June 15: DJ Dodge and Tony Okungbowa (6pm).

Guerilla Atelier will be open from May 17 through June 17 and is located at 821 East 3rd Street, Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles. The store is open Monday – Saturday 11:30am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.


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