There are plenty of places to watch artists work open studios, artist colonies. But you can't watch them sleep. You can't exactly do that at Public Fiction, but the Highland Park alt art space now doubles as a minimal one-room "California Hotel," and artists staying there sleep in a front-and-center bed. The hotel letterhead riffs off the one populist artist Al Ruppersberg used in '74, when he opened his own delightfully renegade hotel/hangout on Sunset, and though it doesn't take reservations like Al's did guests were pre-booked hanging out is encouraged. During open hours, use the Wi-Fi, graze the mini bar and meet artists in from out-of-town.
Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 15. Continues through Nov. 26, 2011