Before Drink and Draw and before Dr. Sketchy's there was this place called Hades in downtown LA. It was a unique and short lived utopia for artists of every medium. It was inside a huge gallery that looked more like a massive/dark studio space. Art every where. An old car or two. Pool tables. Full bars. DJ's and occasionally live acts. Different levels and alcoves. It's hard to describe. Once a week artists of all types would gather in secret [ literally, due to the lack of a liquor license and other, ahem, reasons ]
But the heart of it was The Gallery Girls and they gave each night a particular theme. They were Life Drawing Models, Fetish Models and photography models. Some were on a stage. Some posing right next to you. Each one of them a muse for an evening. Each one of them helping to make the night unique.
Anyway, I was sad to see the thing fall apart. Luckily, The Gallery Girls are revising the evenings in LA. Check their page for updates and new events in Los Angeles.