In 1998 Giovanni Intra and Steve Hanson decided to start an artist-run gallery. After scouring Los Angeles they found a small store in a deserted mall on Chung King Road in the city's Chinatown district. Taking the gallery's name, China Art Objects, from a sign left by the previous tenant, they opened the gallery on 1999 in a space designed by Pae White and built with their friends. Other galleries followed China Art Objects to the Chung King Road Mall placing Chinatown on the LA art map. So it was a surprise to hear today that China Art Objects is moving to Culver City. Steve Hanson says while they are excited about their future in Culver City they are also sad to be saying goodbye to such a rich and inspiring space.