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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

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July 29, 2017: LAAA Hosts its 2017 Annual Benefit Auction!

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017, Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) cordially invites you to celebrate our 92 years of service to artists at the 2017 Annual Benefit Auction.
Hundreds of LA's most influential movers and shakers will attend the exclusive champagne VIP preview featuring food by NOBU, desserts and receive a limited edition archival pigment print on metallic silver paper by J.T. Burke.The event will feature live and silent auctions including important works by Alexander Calder, Frank Gehry, Joan Miró, Ed Moses and more. Items will be also available for online bidding via Paddle8 before the July 29 festivities.

LAAA's 2017 Annual Benefit Auction serves as an important survey exhibition and auction opportunity featuring one of the most compelling pools of emerging talent, as well as key pieces by established artists.

The artists contributing work to the auction view the fundraiser as an opportunity to give back to LAAA, an organization that has played a critical role in the professional growth of tens of thousands of artists. All proceeds benefit LAAA and the Los Angeles'emerging artist community.

Tickets: VIP Preview | 6-7pm $150 ($180 at the door) Food by NOBU, open bar, desserts and an original signed print by J.T. Burke.

General Admission | 7-9pm $25
Open bar and desserts.
RSVP: Reserve your spot by phone 310.652.8272, or online by clicking here, or by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Above artwork by Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, and Miguel Osuna

What: LAAA's Annual Benefit Auction, fundraising event benefiting LAAA
When: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 7:00pm - 9:00pm; Live auction begins promptly at 7:15pm; Silent auction closes at 8:30pm; 6 pm VIP ENTRY
Where: Gallery 825 - 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone 310.652.8272
Website: http://laaa.org