There’s a new immersive art experience in town, but artist Laurie Shapiro’s gallery installation Alchemy Tunnel has more in common with an ayahuasca tent than amped-up pop-culture spectacle. A wrapping helix of interconnected prismatic panels, dense with layers of screen-printing, drawn and painted images, and stitching, is activated with a LIFX lighting motherboard. As an environment, it resembles a fantastic dream, luminous and alive; as a place, it hosts ticketed events including comedy, theater, sound baths, vegan dinner and music. The art installation is open for free on Saturdays, and while daydreams are encouraged, no shoes are allowed.

Radiant Space, 1444 N. Sierra Bonita Ave., Hollywood; opening reception: Sat., Oct. 5, 8-10 p.m.; Sat., noon-3 p.m., through Nov. 23, ticketed events also available; free.

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