The Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, sometimes called LACE, is a gallery in Los Angeles. It is located near the 101 Freeway and accessible via the Metro Red Line's Hollywood and Vine Station. The LACE gallery features the work of local artists and prefers to highlight the works of those who " innovate, explore, and risk." In addition to gallery exhibits, LACE takes action in the community in an effort to bring contemporary art to audiences who may otherwise not have exposure. The gallery was founded in 1978 by artists and is now nationally recognized as a pioneer of the art gallery community. Its location provides convenient access to a variety of commercial galleries, offering LACE artists a unique opportunity. LACE is located right on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, making it a popular attraction for Los Angeles tourists. More than 5,000 artists have had their work presented in the gallery and there have been more than 3,000 events held at the gallery over its existence. Artists who have been featured at LACE incude Bill Viola, Martin Kersels, Jim Shaw, Dan Graham, Nancy Rubins, Ed Ruscha, Johanna Went, Rudy Perez, and Karen Finely. LACE is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 6 pm and Thursdays from noon until 9 pm. Admission is free, but donations are happily accepted.