LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) APRIL 27, 2022
Just in time for National Cannabis Day, The Artist Tree announced the return of consumption lounge operations in Southern California with the opening of The Artist Tree Studio Cannabis Lounge located at 8625 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 on Wednesday, April, 20. The Artist Tree opened its first location in 2019 as a new brand of cannabis businesses, creating one-of-a-kind destinations for art and cannabis exploration. The newest member of The Artist Tree family is The Studio Cannabis Lounge, a two-level experience atop the retailer’s art gallery and dispensary on the ground floor designed by Kevin Klein Design. The Cannabis Smoking and Edible Lounge will offer a curated premium selection of dispensary retail items geared toward on-site consumption with single serving items and smaller sizes of flower, prerolls and vapes. Guests can enjoy table-side service set in a performance space, indoor and outdoor seating, and multiple non-smoking areas for edible consumption alongside non-infused food and drink options, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and mocktails in partnership with Kitchen 24.
As one of the only cannabis consumption lounges in the country, The Artist Tree Studio Cannabis Lounge is a portal to experience California’s incredible art scene like never before with original works from California’s most inspired artists and a wide range of the freshest cannabis products to hit the market. The opening exhibit features artwork by Sinister Monopoly, Billy Morrison, and Jessica Czarnecki.
On Wednesday, April 20 The Artist Tree hosted an all-day event produced by Zane Pond aka Flabbergast which included a seated Drag Brunch and a ticketed variety show with unlimited food, musical performances, a magician, comedians and activations from a host of cannabis brands. Ongoing weekly event programming on both the consumption lounge and studio levels will include yoga and wellness classes, puff and paint experiences, comedy shows, DJ performances and more. The calendar of events can be found on The Artist Tree’s website.
“We envisioned The Artist Tree to always be an immersive experience for cannabis learning, shopping, wellness and the arts (both visual and performance). Cannabis has been used as a source of creative inspiration by artists for thousands of years and we wanted to highlight that natural synergy at all of our destinations” said Lauren Fontein, co-founder of The Artist Tree. “By fusing art with cannabis culture, we’re defining a new standard for art, learning, shopping, events and on-site enjoyment and you’ll see that represented in the Studio Cannabis Lounge. It’s an exciting new era for cannabis businesses and we’re happy that we can contribute to the movement in our own way.”
The Artist Tree was created by Lauren Fontein, Aviv Halimi, and brothers Avi Kahan and Mitchell Kahan, long time operators of licensed dispensaries in Southern California Lauren, Aviv, Avi and Mitchell built The Artist Tree to help people learn about and enjoy cannabis in an inviting atmosphere that celebrates art and community. The cannabis dispensary, weed delivery, hospitality and retail group is the only business applicant to qualify for West Hollywood’s cannabis licenses in all five categories, which include recreational cannabis sales, medical cannabis sales, cannabis delivery, operation of a cannabis lounge offering edible products, and operation of a lounge where cannabis smoking and vaping is permitted and edible products can be consumed.
There are currently four Artist Tree Marijuana Dispensary locations. The flagship dispensary in West Hollywood is the largest marijuana dispensary and delivery service in West Hollywood. The Beverly Hills dispensary is located near the Beverly Center and La Cienega at 8311 Beverly Blvd, 90048. The Artist Tree Marijuana Dispensary Los Angeles is centrally located in Koreatown near Downtown Los Angeles at 520 S. Western Ave., 90020 and The Artist Tree Riverside Dispensary is located in Highgrove at 240 Iowa Ave. 92507. The cannabis group is currently in construction for new retail stores in Oxnard, Fresno, and El Sobrante. Fresno will open this summer and Oxnard and El Sobrante in the fall.
The Artist Tree Studio Cannabis Lounge will be open daily from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM at For details on upcoming events and to make reservations visit TheArtistTree.com and follow @TheArtistTree on Instagram.
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About The Artist Tree
The Artist Tree was founded by Lauren Fontein, Aviv Halimi, Avi Kahan and Mitchell Kahan. With more than 13 years of experience in the California cannabis industry, The Artist Tree is the only business applicant to qualify for West Hollywood’s cannabis licenses in all five categories, which include recreational cannabis sales, medical cannabis sales, cannabis delivery, operation of a cannabis lounge offering edible products and operation of a lounge where cannabis smoking and vaping is permitted and edible products can be consumed. The Artist Tree’s mission is to provide safe access to legal cannabis, raise awareness of the health benefits of cannabis, showcase artists from the community and break stereotypes surrounding cannabis sales and consumption. Learn more at http://www.theartisttree.com and follow @theartisttree on Instagram.