12.22Westfeldchanukah tile menorahHappy Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanza from the LAArtParty.com staff. This is the final UPDATE for December 2019.  

As always, the LAArtParty team will be takiing our holiday break starting on December 15, 2019. We will be back on January 3, 2020…for our tenth year!

Christmas-OrnamentsRemember to check the Features Page for more events over the holidays…While the gallery scene takes a pause, take in some fine art at local museums. We are so lucky to live in a city that is FILLED with wonderful art institutions such as LACMA, the Hammer Museumthe BroadMOCAHauser & Wirth, and the Skirball Cultural Center. Or CLICK Here to find out where to go ice skating in Los Angeles. Perhaps the theatre is more your speed…so be sure to visit our Performances Page. Whatever you choose to do – Have a great holiday, and a Happy New Year!

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December 10, 2019:
dnj Gallery hosts an orchestral musical concert featuring Kaleidoscope. This event takes place in conjunction with the group exhibition, “Awareness.” A continuance of the gallery’s dedication to presenting photography that emphasizes concepts, thoughts, and impressions, brings together five artists who question our understanding and ability to perceive and become aware of our own environment. See the Event Feature for more info. Concert begins: 7:30pm; dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, 90405; 310.315.3551; http://dnjgallery.net

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December 11, 2019
A Swing Left Fund Raiser presents CHRISTMAS WITH A Z! hosted by Emmy Award-winner Dana Gould as Dr. Zaius. “Christmas with a Z!” Is an insanely unique holiday cavalcade of comedy and music – equal parts naughty and nice with a dash of Christmas bitters. Featuring: Natasha Leggero, Puddles Pity Party, Kate Willette, The Poubelle Twins, 2 Headed Dog, Track IX, The Andy Paley Orchestra, Senor Amor, The Bach Street Boys, plus surprise guests and more! Admission starts at $50, with VIP packages available; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; The Satellite, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd., Silver Lake, CA 90026; https://www.thesatellitela.com/

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December 13, 2019:
Enjoy an artist talk and dance party…In conjunction with its current exhibition “Youngbloods,” Quotidian hosts an art talk from 7-9pm; Then the dancing begins at 9pm (till midnight); Dance away your holiday blues to DJ Set by Moonwalker; Event runs from 7pm – 12am; Quotidian – a jill moniz project, 410 S Spring Street, LA 90013; https://www.laquotidian.com/

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December 14, 15, 2019:
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles hosts two-day holiday marketplace showcasing LA-based makers, nonprofits, artists, and performers.
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The market will offer hand-crafted products and locally-made wares, as well as family workshops led by educators. Enjoy specialty foods and confections by the onsite restaurant, Manuela, in addition to a robust program of performances. Event runs: 11am-6pm; Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013; https://www.hauserwirth.com

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December 14, 2019:
Bergamot Station hosts its Winter Open House today from 11 – 4pm; Many galleries will be open, there will be food trucks and live music too. Be sure to stop into Skidmore Contemporary Art to see the art of Canadian artist Anne-Marie Kornachuk. Click Here to read more about the artist. You can also find the feature under the On View drop-down on the Artists/Exhibitions Page. Skidmore Contemporary Art will also features two art talks during the event: Brighton Smith, Tropical Garden, at 2:00pm, and Diane Mann, Photorealism with Pastel at 2:30pm.

Also one of our top ten events takes place at bG Gallery. See the top ten listing – HERE to find out more about the artist featured at bG Gallery.

There will of course be more galleries participating in the event, such as Lois Lambert Gallery and Lora Schlesinger, etc. Find out more about the Winter Open House on the FB Event Page

Later in the early evening…Lora Schlesinger Gallery (B5b) hosts its final art party. Enjoy a salon-style group show featuring many of the artists it has represented through the years. Art Party: 4-6pm; http://www.loraschlesinger.com/

Then at 5pm…Building Bridges Art Exchange presents “All Women Are Dangerous II” curated by Marisa Caichiolo. This is the second edition of an exhibition featuring the work of women photographers. The group show revisits the exploration of self identity and issues of gender presentation and highlights the rise of female contemporary artists. CLICK Here to read the Event Feature (under the Upcoming Events Page). Artists include: Aline Smithson, Brandy Trigueros, J.K. Lavin, Jane Szabo, Jessie Chaney, Lisa McCord, Maggie Meiners, Marian Crostic, Marjorie Salvaterra, Paula Riff, Sandra Klein, Sarah Hadley, Susan Swihart, & Tami Bahat (see work below);
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Laborer by Tami Bahat;

On view: December 14 – February 2, 2020; Art Party: 5 – 8pm; Building Bridges Art Exchange, F-2, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, 90404; https://www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org/

Also at 6pm…William Turner Gallery hosts an opening reception for “The Lost Coast,” an exhibition by New York based artist Greg Miller and Los Angeles artist Nick Hunt. Art Party 6-8pm; William Turner Gallery, E-1,Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit F2; Santa Monica, 90404; https://www.williamturnergallery.com/

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December 14, 2019:
Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present the 2019 Open Show, LAAA’s signature survey exhibition featuring the very best in emerging art, Juried by Ade Omotosho, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM); Art Party 6-9pm; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069; https://www.laaa.org/

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December 14, 2019:
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles and Monte Vista Projects celebrate the spirit of the season with a Holiday Fundraiser and art party tonight. Support the arts by bidding on its silent auction which concludes at 9:30pm. It will also feature a Marketplace with affordable artworks from members of the TSALA & MVP family. Or purchase a reusable limited edition TSA & MVP Bendix logo cup! sweater contest! Art Party: 7-10pm; Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Ave #523, LA 90015; https://www.tigerstrikesasteroid.com/

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December 14, 2019: 
In Boyle Heights…The Art Collector Starter Kit VI group show opens at Corey Helford Gallery tonight in the Main Gallery. Lauren Marx’s solo show “Chimera” also opens in Gallery 2 along with a four-artist show with Bao Pham, kelogsloops, Sasha Ira, and Josh Tiessen in Gallery 3. Art Party: 7:00pm-11:00pm; Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S. Anderson St. Los Angeles, CA 90033; https://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/

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December 14, 2019:
Avenue 50 Studio celebrates the Virgen de Guadalupe, a powerful symbol of Mexican holly-leaves-2identity and faith with a group exhibition. Her image is associated with everything from motherhood to feminism to social justice. Artists include: Alfonso Aceves, Cidne Hart, David Botello, Dominic Ochoa, Ernesto Flores, Ernesto Vazquez, Isabel Martinez, J. Michael Walker, Mar Abella, Mita Cuaron, Nico Avina, Ofelia Esparza, Sergio Robleto, Yaneli Delgado. Art Party: 7-10pm; Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, LA, 90042; RSVP for this FREE event on the FB Event Page.

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December 14, 2019:
Wishlist 7.5 opens at Gabba Gallery. Yes Wishlist 7 was indeed one of LAArtParty’s top ten events in November, but this massive group show has been 
re-curated with fabulous new art added!
 The exhibition features 70+ artists
 with prices starting as low as $50 and never exceed $1000. 
Take your new art home with you! Read about the exhibition HERE. On view thru December 21, 2019; Come join the art party from 7-11pm; Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd, LA, 90057; https://www.gabbagallery.com

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December 15, 2019:
Join Studio Matter Gallery for some seasonal cheer! Celebrating All Matter features works by 24 artists, all reasonably priced for holiday giving. Artists include: Annicka, Amanda Carlin, Carolyn Chen, Martin Cox, Pascaline Doucin-Dahlke, Robin Fogelman, Karla Funderburk, Shelley Heffler, Tim Johnson, Walter Johnson, Louis Jacinto, Water Kerner, David Leib,Tammy Massman-Johnson, Dirk Mathison, Susan Mathison, Wendy Nordström, Anna Ramsey, Andrea Roth-Fedida, Holly Rockwell, Mati Russo, Maud Simmons, Reginald van Langenhove, Michael Viglietta. Event runs: 1-4pm; Matter Studio Gallery, 5080 W Pico Blvd., LA, 90019-4130; https://matterstudiogallery.com/

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December 18, 2019:

Chris Emile and Jackson Kroopf present MEND, a meditative short film that traces performances of masculinity through interview, cinema, and contemporary dance. Chris Emile and Jackson Kroopf have designed an interactive performance prologue to accompany the film. The performance and screening will be followed by a conversation with Chris Emile and Jackson Kroopf, moderated by Jheanelle Brown. Event runs: 7:00pm – 9:00pm; Click Here to rsvp for this FREE event; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1717 East 7th Street LA CA 90021; https://www.theicala.org/en

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December 19, 2019:
Near Culver City…Castelli Art Space hosts its final show of the season. “HEAVY METAL” is a group show featuring metal wall art, sculpture, body armor, headpieces and jewelry. Event runs 6-9pm; 5428 Washington Blvd., LA, CA, 90016; https://www.castelliartspace.com/

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December 19, 2019:
In South Pasadena…The Elliott Caine Quintet performs at the Blue Guitar Club. Band includes Elliot Caine-trumpet, Scott Gilman-tenor saxophone, Rick Olson-piano, Bill Markus-bass, Kenny Elliott-drums. Event runs: 7:00-9:30PM. The Blue Guitar Club, 1055 Lohman Ln. @ The Arroyo Seco Golf Course; 626-769-3500; http://www.blueguitar.club

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December 21, 22, 2019:   
As the days turn from dark to light, we come together to celebrate the winter solstice as a community and to offer the last weekend to shop before the holidays! 

circular tree imagesAn all-weekend art party full of cheer, encouraging the interchange of makers with the public. Featuring a new product launch from designer Bailey Hikawa, and in-person appearances from Rose Greenberg, House of 950, Eat Nunchi, KKCO, Talis, and more! Free gift wrapping, warm beverages, music, and fun! A portion of all sales goes to support our hosts the ICA LA, a non-profit art museum whose mission is to support art that sparks the pleasure of discovery and challenges the way we see and experience the world, ourselves, and each other. Sat/Sun: 12:00pm – 5:00pm; RSVP HERE for this FREE event; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1717 East 7th Street LA CA 90021:

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December 24, 2019:
The Craft in America House Band will be presenting a casual afternoon of holiday music on Christmas Eve from 12 – 4 pm. Come and celebrate the season with bassist Maggie Hasspacher, pianist Sarah Gibson, and guitarist Terry de Castro. Event runs: 12-4pm; The Craft in America, 8415 W. Third St. Los Angeles, CA 90048; https://www.craftinamerica.org/

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