Lucky for us, they open their studios to the public a few times a year for us to be able tour their home/work space. It's a wonderful tour of amazing artists of all mediums. I did this last year and blogged about it and I plan to go back. A photograph I took of the experience was licensed by Palladium Boots to use on their website under their explorations video. You can see that video HERE. Along with the art walk, the video mentiones other jems in the Los Angeles area to explore. To find out more about the brewery walk, click HERE.
Even if a vacation seems out of the question for you right now, I bet there are places nearby that you can visit to give you the feeling of being in another world.