LAArtParty is an event listing website and a go-to guide for what’s happening in the Arts and Entertainment World in the LA area. This also includes the best deals in restaurants, special local promotions from retail stores, etc. Since its launch in 2010, LAArtParty.com has become a well known platform for helping art lovers connect to artists and galleries. CONTACT US at LAArtParty@gmail.com


Richard Bilow and Kathy Leonardo

At the helm of LAArtParty is writer and social butterfly, Kathy Leonardo, who has been writing about art and entertainment events for the past 15 years. LAArtParty.com was born out of necessity. Each weekend, Kathy received calls from friends all over LA, asking about which events she recommended for that weekend. The website LAArtParty.com became a natural progression to keeping so many people posted on the pulse of the Los Angeles cultural scene. THRIVE GLOBAL, The Huffington Post, Medium, LA Weekly, Westside Today and many other publications (which Kathy writes for) all link to LAArtParty. Kathy also happens to be a blues/jazz/country singer/songwriter whose fans in that world overlap into the art world.

Meet the LAArtParty Family:

Kathy Leonardo: Publisher – Editor – Blues Mama

Kathy Leonardo has been published in the Huffington Post, LA Weekly, The Argonaut Newspaper, Artillery Magazine, Downtown News and many local and national publications (see Kathy’s Writing drop-down for the full list). She writes about art, music, theatre, restaurants and fashion. Leonardo has a column called Talk of the Town in the Santa Monica Mirror and another column called Art Hopping with Kathy Leonardo in Westside Today.

Chris Carr: Copy Editor – Staff writer

Richard Bilow: Lead staff Photographer

Steve DePena: Videographer / Staff Photographer

Tina Lynch: Office Manager / Social Media Maven

Additional Staff writers include: Mark Allen, Anya Baroff, Michael Baroff, Ron Birnbach, Kerry Campbell, Nancy Feinberg, Paul Finn, Briana Gustafson, Joseph A. Hazani, Erin Juliana, Rick Karatas, Juri Koll, Barbara Kosoff, Jonathan Miller, Cathy Segal-Garcia, BB Taylor, and more.


From Left to Right: Kathy Leonardo, Tina Lynch Rick, Carlos Karatas, Steve Depena

What does LAArtParty do?

Each month, Kathy and her team of staff writers carefully curate a list of the best arts and entertainment events taking place in LA that month. Our team of writers also research and review events in arts, entertainment, restaurants, hotels, and LA Fairs or Festivals.

LAArtParty offers FREE weekend listings for events that meet LAArtParty submission guidelines and are related to art, entertainment, and foodie/wine events. They also have to be FUN!!! And that’s not all! If you are a gallery, artist or local business interested in working with LAArtParty more, we offer many services including opportunities in the Partner Gallery Program which also benefits artists.

In addition to FREE listings, larger features with a photo are available for sale. We also offer VIP art tours, and book live music and talent for events. Contact us at LAArtParty@gmail.com for more info.
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See Kathy’s Writing drop-down to read some of Leonardo’s recent articles in local LA publications:LA Weekly, Argonaut Newspaper, Huffington Post, Artillery Magazine, Downtown News, Santa Monica Mirror, Medium, THRIVE GLOBAL, etc.

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