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Thursday, October 3rd

In Culver City...

At Thurs 10.2 CarloMarcucciStudio AmedeoSanzoneMarcucci Studio, ART1307 presents EKVA, European kinetic Visual Art as well as Italian young artists. Curated by Cynthia Penna the group exhibition features European artists of Kinetic Visual art who work on distorted visual perception of space and colors.

See image: Amedeo Sanzone, Senza Titolo,  2013, Acrylic on Lexan with Swarovski, 60 x 60 cm
Artists include: Marco Abbamondi, Leopoldo Torres Aguero, Getulio Alviani, Alberto Biasi, Hugo Demarco, Piero Dorazio, Terry Haggerty, Mario Nigro, Francisco Sobrino, Amedeo Sanzone, Jorrit Tornquist and many more.

On view: October 3rd - October 13th

What: Opening reception
Where: Carlo Marcucci Studio, 6029 Washington Blvd, Culver City, 90232
When: 6:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Phone: 310 948 4268
Website: http://www.art1307.us

Or if you are in the East LA area (Montery Park)... From 7-9 enjoy a booksigning reception with Cheech Marin at ChimMaya Art Gallery, 5283 E. Beverly Blvd, LA 90022. http://www.chimmayastore.com

In Venice...

Thurs 10.3 VeniceArts ManhattanShortVenice Arts hosts the 16th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival tonight. Film-goers in Los Angeles get a chance to mix and mingle will over 100,000 film lovers worldwide.

This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received a record breaking 628 short film entries from 48 countries, with films from Finland, UK, Australia, France, Ireland and the USA, making up the ten finalists. These films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Audiences at each cinema will be handed a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the one film they think should win.

Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Sunday Oct 6 at 10pm (EST)

Order Tickets HERE

What: Film Festival
Where: Venice Arts, 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
When: 7:30 pm
Phone: 310-392-0846
Website: http://www.venicearts.org/   https://manhattanshortvenicearts.eventbrite.com/

Or get out of LA....

HeaThurs 10.4 SanPedro1st Thursdayd to San Pedro for a fun artwalk. I have been to several times, really fun.

There is an Artwalk tour which starts at 6:30, meeting at the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, 390 W. 7th Street.

Park free at Ports O' Call near the San Pedro Art Association (open First Thursday), Berth 77, just north of the Ports O'Call Restaurant. The Red Car Trolley will pick you up there, and take you to (and from) downtown San Pedro. It runs from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Be sure to check website for updates!

Stop into Gallery 381 (381 W. 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731) http://www.tangosanpedro.com/GALLERY.html

Also participating in the San Pedro Artwalk...

GallThurs 10 2 GalleryLs KatsuyoMoon Alignment Amberery Ls celebrates artist Katsuyo Moon in a solo exhibition curated by Sungho Choe.

See image: Katsuyo Moon, Alignment Amber, Oil, Mixed Media on Canvas, 24"x24"

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery Ls, 362 W. 7th St., San Pedro, CA 90731
When: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phone: 310-521-0153
Website: http://www.artgallery-ls.com/

Be sure to check their website for a list of participating galleries at http://1stthursday.com/

OrLaguna ArtwalkLogoweb111 head to the Laguna Beach ArtWalk....This one is really happening, some great galleries and art and generally a good time and art party.

JoAnne Artman Gallery will be hosting a reception for tonight's artwalk.  “The Jane & Jana Show” features mixed media artist Jane Maxwell and Fine Art Photographer Jana Cruder.

Jane Maxwell's artistic voice grew out of a passion for vintage materials, modern fashion and design - mingled with a deep fascination for pop culture and female icons.

SThurs 10.3 Laguna JoanneArtman .JaneMaxwellee image: Jane Maxwell. "On the Edge." Mixed Media with Resin on Panel. 48" x 60."

Photographer Jana Cruder's work comments on how today’s media and culture shape us through icons such as Barbie and Ken.

Be sure to RSVP: 949.510.5481

What: Reception
Where: JoAnne Artman Gallery, 326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651
When: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Phone: 949-510-5481
Website: http://joanneartmangallery.com/

The George Gallery (354 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 92651) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. http://thegeorgegallery.com/
Sandstone Gallery (384-A North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach) hosts a reception from
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmhttp://www.sandstonegallery.com/

This one tends to go a bit later....

Townly Gallery offers a group show. Be sure to head to their sister gallery....across the street to LGOCA (Laguna Gallery of Contemporary ARt) for another fun art party.

Thurs 5.2 townleyfineart townleylogoEnjoy wine tasting • hors d'oeuvres • live music

What: Laguna Beach Art Walk at Townley and LGOCA
Where: Townley Gallery, 570 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California 92651/ LGOCA-Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art 611 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Phone: 949 715 1860 / 949 715 9604
Website: http://Townleygallery.com, www.lgoca.com

Another one at SALTfineart (1492 South Coast Highway) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. http://saltfineart.com/

Thurs 10.3 LagunaRepublicArtists Republic 4 Tomorrow participates in the First Thursday's Art Walk in Laguna Beach with the opening reception of legendary skateboard artist Don Pendleton's solo show: A Heart As Heavy As Night.

This is Don's first solo show in Laguna Beach, CA and he will be flying in from Ohio to celebrate with us and work on a new painting live during the evening.

What: Opening Reception
Where: Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow, 1175 South Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
When: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phone: 949.988.0603

Website: http://ar4t.com/

For more info about the Laguna Beach 1st Thursday Artwalk, see their website http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com/