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Sunday, October 13th

It's the second day of the Pick of the Week, so if you missed it....get to the Santa Monica Art Studios. It's an all day event.

In Silverlake...

It's the second and final day of Beyond Eden. A two-day multi-gallery event, it celebrates the new contemporary art scene in Los Angeles

ThWU Sat Sun BeyondEdenTextBlacke fourth edition of Beyond Eden will once again be hosted by the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park. Beyond Eden is organized by Andrew Hosner (co-owner / curator at Thinkspace). Galleries such as Copro, Thinkspace and more will participate in the event.

Artists include: Aaron Horkey - Allison Sommers - Amy Sol - Ana Bagayan - Andrew Hem - Anthony Hurd -  Craig 'Skibs' Barker - Curiot - Dan Quintana - Diana Beltran Herrera - Edwin Ushiro - Ekundayo - Erik Jones - Esao Andrews -  Jolene Lai - Karla Ortiz - Kelly Vivanco - Kevin Peterson - KuKula - Laura Bifano - Low Bros - Marco Mazzoni - Mary Iverson - Meggs - Mimi S. - Timothy Karpinski and lots more.

What: Beyond Eden
Where: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027
When: 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Phone: (323) 644-6269
Website: http://lamag.org

Or in Venice....

OVeniceFilmF FlyerThe Other Venice Film Festival holds it's final day....The fun begins at 11am with a film maker breakfast mixer presentation by Stuart Sterzel Webtel.Mobi C.E.O & Walking Tours by Jeffery Solomon at the Erwin Hotel rooftop High Lounge

The Abbot Awards Ceremony at the Beyond Baroque is free and open to the public. The featured Artist in 2013 is Matt Warren his  art practice explores methods of representation stemming from American popular culture, which he masterfully expresses through drawing, sculpture and performative strategies.

His artistic perspective on America is unique, enhanced through living in the environment of his investigation and production.Work is on display at our Beyond Baroque location on October 11-13, 2013.

The Abbot Award ceremony begins at 9 p.m. today featuring music by “The Leapin Lizards.”
For a full schedule of film screenings, a synopsis of each film and additional information on The Other Venice Film Festival Located on Website. http://ovff.mobi or http://othervenicefilmfestival.com

Or downtown...

10.12 BreweryFlyerIt's the second day of the Brewery Artwalk...It's a great event. Last year, I even wrote an article for the Downtown News....See our Weekly Features Page for more info, several of the artists are still there and participating in this week's events.

Located northeast of downtown, off 5 Freeway at the Main Street exit, sits 18 acres of creative energy, artistic dreams, and a little piece of historic LA.

Housed in the industrial buildings of the complex is a uniquely vibrant and creative community. Roughly 500 artists live and work at The Brewery and for 30 years, they have opened their studios to the public for an annual Artwalk. In recent years, the walk has expanded to twice a year.

Resident artists have been experimenting with 3D printing, immersive 3D environments, LED light sculpture, high tech and high class furniture design, contemporary fashion and environmental design, new media, computer and digital art, performance art as well as painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass works, printmaking and street art.

Be sure to pop into Charles Swenson's studio.
Swenson has had a successful career as an animator. He will be showing new works. Swenson's stuido is located at 1918 N. Main # 202 at the Brewery.

For more information about Charles Swenson, see his website.

Participating artists include: Altervision 3D, Richard Ankrom, Bold Collective, Brazen Booties, Claudia Endler Designs, Ange Cox, Dave Creek, Francine Fanali, Matt Fattmoley, Gallery 638, Bruce Gray, Samantha Greenfeld,  Emily Halpern, Luke Haynes, Stacia Lang, Jason Lee, Michelle Jane Lee, Dave Lefner, Tuki Lucero, Ryan Patterson, Jim Payne, Heather Rosenman, Saige, Sarah Jane Hardt Photography, Jim Scheel, Mark Schneider, Kristine Schomaker, Emily Shafer, Theodore Svenningsen, Charles Swenson, Jill Sykes, Glenn Waggner, Steffanie Walk, Alissa Warshaw, Susan Wong, Lisa Worksman, John Zarcone and lots more.

What: The Brewery Art Walk
Where: The Brewery, 2100 North Main Street, LA, 90031
When: 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m
Website: http://www.breweryartwalk.com

Or in Venice...

TSun 10.13 ArtBlockFlyerhe Venice Art Block takes place today. Venice artists have banded together and pooled their talents to create another artistic Venice happening. The Venice ArtBlock will showcase the talent of Venice's vibrant art community; feature over fifty artists and private studios. This FREE event was organized by the artists themselves.

The ARTBLOCK takes place in Venice from 12-5 pm. The location of the venues range from Rose to Abbott Kinney Blvd. between Lincoln and Ocean Front Walk.

Be sure to pop into 324 Sunset Ave...Longtime Venice local Marty Katon has generously opened his space for other guest artists such as Sirpa Baylis, Vicky Val, Audrey McNamarra and more to show their work.

Photographer Nick Busco will be showing his work on the back patio. If you like early Rock Photography, you will love Nick's work. Busco spent years touring with road crews and had the chance to capture rock icons such as Freddie Mercury, Tom Petty, James Taylor, Rod Stewart and more.

LowRes NickBusco TootsSee image: by Nick Busco, Toots of Toots and the Maytals

Busco has been busy creating a documentary from a backstage perspective. Like most artists, Busco insists that inspiration changes from day to day...sometimes coming from within...sometimes being triggered by certain events. He explains, "I get inspired to grab my camera. It can be a phone call from a friend, a news clip, a song, a comment by my daughter, a smile from my dog."

The event runs from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Venice. Parking available at the Venice Skill Center (4th and Sunset Ave.) Flags will be outside each designated venue, and maps and shuttles to studios will be provided. Check out their FB Pagewww.veniceartblock.com

See our Upcoming Events Page for a full article and listings on the artists and more info on the event.

In Santa Monica...

The is the final ev
WU 10-11 artworks-for-the-cure-2013-logo-image-1374269316ent for Artworks for the Cure presented by The T.J. Martell Foundation at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport.
"Artworks for The Cure" is a contemporary offbat, eclectic and sometimes irreverent charity art show that features the work, from studio to street, of over 125 painters, sculptors, photographers and mixed media artists from around the globe. It has shown strong appeal to both adventurous collectors and beginning and curious art fans.

Todays program features an art auction, a celebrity DJ, wine, beer and gourmet food trucks.

WU ARTWORKSforCure NHaddon0813a"Artworks For the Cure" benefits the T.J. Martell Foundation to continue its funding of innovative cancer research at twelve top research hospitals in the United States. In Los Angeles, the Foundation funds pediatric cancer and leukemia research at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

See image: Neil Haddon, "Back Burn (A New Beginning)" © Neil Haddon

For more info about the entire weekend event, see our Upcoming Events Page.

Admission $25.00


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What: Artworks for the Cure
Where: Barker Hanger at Santa Monica Airport, 3021 Airport Ave. SM
when: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Phone: 310-449-7627
Website: http://www.2013artworks.org/

Whew....get out there kids and enjoy all these great art events....Mama's gonna be running around all over town. Hope to see you out there.