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

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