March 6, 2018:
Ivan Gallery presents its closing reception of “Love Matters” in conjunction with Women’s Day taking place this week. Enjoy additional artists…hat designer and essential oil therapist. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
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Closing art party: 6-9pm; Ivan Gallery, 2701 S Robertson Blvd., LA, 90034; More info on the FB Event Page.

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March 7, 2018:
18th Street Arts Center presents “Watch for people walking on all roadways” in conjunction with a FREE community potluck: Here is the schedule: 12pm: Carmen Argote in the main gallery;
1pm: Public Community Potluck;
2pm: Conversation with Carmen Argote and WASA (Mexico City-based architectural collective); Celebrate an exchange of artists in residence by welcoming artists and architects in residence at the MAK Center to 18th Street Arts Center, stay for the art talk. Potluck & Art talk 12-3pm; 18th Street Arts Center Patio and Gallery
1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, 90404; http://18thstreet.org

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March 7, 2018:
Join Skidmore Contemporry Art for the first ever “Make Art Wednesdays!” workshop at Skidmore Contemporary Art lead by Kathy Leader of The Art Process, this one hour and thirty minute workshop will allow your kids to explore what it’s like to create fine art in the setting of a contemporary art gallery. The gallery and your art instructor will provide all necessary materials for the class. All your kids need to bring is their enthusiasm! This is a FREE event! There is also free, easy parking right in front of the gallery. Please RSVP to info@skidmorecontemporaryart.com
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Free art class for kids: 4-5:30pm; Skidmore Contemporary Art, 2525 Michigan Ave., B4, SM 90404; http://skidmorecontemporaryart.com/

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March 7, 2018:
Raise a glass to the vibrant Los Angeles theatre scene and help us kick-off Block Party 2018, featuring productions from Playwrights’ Arena, Critical Mass Performance Group, and Celebration Theatre. This FREE event includes specialty drinks, food, music, games, and exclusive ticket offers for Block Party! The entire L.A. theatre community is invited. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. CLICK HERE to RSVP; Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232; https://www.centertheatregroup.org

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March 9, 2018:
Want an Art Buzz? Join the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles from 5:30pm to 7pm for a happy hour tour of Skip Arnold: Truffle Hunt, led by Curator Jamillah James and Director of Learning and Engagement Asuka Hisa, followed by lovely libations and tastings. This is a FREE event –  RSVP HERE; Event runs: 5:30pm-7:00pm; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1717 East 7th Street, LA 90021; https://www.theicala.org

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March 10, 2018:
In Long Beach…The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) and The Art Exchange (ARTX) present “Art in a New Place.” 
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This exhibition features 39 works curated from artists featured in the ViCA 2017 Annual by Ron Nelson, Executive Director of the Long Beach Museum of Art and an Art Exchange board member. The exhibit includes drawing, painting, photography and sculpture from internationally known artists. The exhibition continues ViCA’s mission to present Southern California artists – and includes Peter Alexander, Sonja Schenk, Barbara Kolo, John Eden, Linda Sue Price, and Ned Evans. Art Party: 6:00 – 9:00pm; Art Exchange Long Beach, located at 356 E. 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802. https://www.veniceica.org/

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March 10, 2018:
Lois Lambert Gallery celebrates two new exhibitions…”Paradoja de la soledad” (Paradox of Solitude), and Martiros Adalian’s “Caution.” On view: March 10, 2018 – May 5th 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Lois Lambert Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave E3, Santa Monica, CA 90404; https://www.loislambertgallery.com/

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March 10, 2018:
Coagula Curatorial is pleased to present edition four of its “New Curator Series” taking place through Spring 2018. “NEVER HAVE I EVER” is a provocative, figurative show that examines themes of identity and youth; from burgeoning sexuality and decisions on the cusp of being made, to those that have already inextricably come to define us. This exhibit is curated by Rachel Gibas. Art Party: 5-9pm; Coagula Curatorial, 974 Chung King Road – Los Angeles; http://coagulacuratorial.com

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March 10, 2018:
Superchief Gallery L.A., offers a reception for Sarah Sitkin’s second solo exhibition. The show focuses on human bodies turned into wearable garments. By directly molding actual people, Sitkin has preserved every minute detail to present hyper-realistic replicas of other people’s skin. On view: March 10 – March 25, 2018: Art Party: 6-11 pm; Superchief Gallery L.A., 739 Kohler Street, LA, 90021; https://www.superchiefgallery.com/

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March 11, 2018:
Buddy Guy takes the stage once again…I had the chance to see this legend up close at the Saban Theatre. Check out  LAArtParty’s Review Page to read a review by one of our staff writers. The Novo by Microsoft is a beautiful venue. The Novo by Microsoft, 800 W Olympic Blvd, LA, 90015; (213) 765-7000; Doors Open: 7:00pm – Brandy Zdan; 8:00pm Buddy Guy. Tickets range from $42.50-$65.00 – CLICK HERE to purchase tix. Or…Get a great price on goldstar CLICK HERE

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March 15 – 18, 2018:

Saatchi Art presents the Other Art Fair. Making its debut at The Majestic Downtown, the Fair showcases work by 100 emerging artists, each hand-picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts.
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Gregg Chadwick, City of Mirrors (61 vette) 24″x30″ oil on linen 2018

Artist Gregg Chadwick will be exhibiting a selection of artworks from his traveling exhibition Mystery Train, which examines the mythos of America as seen through the physical and cultural history of the railroad in the United States. The artist will also be featuring a new series of works that engage the viewer in the story of Los Angeles, reaching right up to the Women’s Marches of 2017 and 2018. A new series of works on paper as well as small sized paintings will also be on view.

Enjoy a private View, Thursday March 15th: 6pm-10pm – limited tickets available Show times are 

Friday March 16th: 3pm-10pm; Saturday March 17th: 2pm-10pm; Sunday March 18th: 11am-6pm; Admission range from $8 – $30 per person CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. The Majestic Downtown, 650 South Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; http://www.theotherartfair.com/

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March 15, 2018:
The Venice Art Crawl is back for its quarterly event. Instead of having art events throughout the city, as past years, this year the VAC will focus on four specific areas, the first one being on Windward Avenue, between Windward Circle and the beach. In honor of Women’s History Month, the VAC will acknowledge Venice trailblazing women artists at the Legendary Women Artists of Venice event where Judy Baca, Jules Muck, Emily Winters, Meryl Leibowitz and others. This special event will take place at 8:00PM inside the Red Bull Room at Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave, a short block south from Windward Avenue. This is an invite only reception. To get on the list, please email info@veniceartcrawl.com; See website for more info, http://veniceartcrawl.com

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March 16, 2018:
In Silverlake…celebrate the twenty finalists for the winter/spring edition of FOCUS photo l.a. pop-up Gallery. Artists include: Alan Kupchick, Alexandra Naumova, Ali LeRoi, Andrew K. Thompson, Diana Velasco, Elisabeth Caren, Irvin Rivera, J. Fredric May, Jamie Johnson, Jim McKinniss, John Van Hamersveld, Karley Sullivan, Lisa McCord, Michaela Kindle, Molly McCall, Ole Marius Joergensen, Pat Martin, Patty Carroll, Richard Knapp, Stephen Schafer. On view: March 16-23, 2018; RSVP HERE to attend; Art Party: 6-9pm; FOCUS photo l.a. Pop-Up Gallery, 3118 W. Sunset Blvd., LA, 90026; http://www.focusphotola.com; 

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March 16 –18, 2018:
Museum as Retail Space (MaRS) hosts the inaugural edition of LAZAABB, the Los Angeles Zine and Art Book Bazaar. LAZAABB is a new independent zine and art book fair co-founded by Josh Paul Thomas and Robert Zin Stark. The fair will host over 100 zine and art book publishers at Museum as Retail Space and neighboring venues. Grassroots, underground, queer and ‘the unheard of’ welcomed.
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Bazaar Hours : Friday 16: 3pm – 8pm; Saturday 17: 12pm – 7pm; Sunday 18: 12pm – 7pm;  MaRS, 649 S. Anderson St., LA, 90023; http://www.marsgallery.net/la-zaabb  https://www.lazaabb.com/

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March 17, 2018:

Los Angeles Art Association hosts a reception for four solo exhibitions by artists Shula Singer Arbel, Christine Kline, Randi Matushevitz and Diane Williams. On view: March 17 – April 20, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90069; https://www.laaa.org/

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March 17, 2018:
In Culver City…Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects celebrates the opening of Nicole Eisenman’s solo exhibition, “Dark Light.” On view: March 17 – April 21, 2018; Art Party: 5 – 7pm; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232; https://www.vielmetter.com
Also in Culver City toight…From 6-8pm, Roberts and Tilton (5801 Washington Blvd.) hosts a reception. http://robertsprojectsla.com/

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March 17, 2018:
KP Projects presents “JENNYBIRD ALCANTARA: REVERIES OF THE UNTAMED DARLINGS.” RSVP to rsvp@kpprojects.net; Art Party 7-10 pm; KP Projects, 170 South La Brea Ave., LA; http://kpprojects.net/

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March 17, 2018:
Open Mind Art Space celebrates its 2nd Annual Anniversary Exhibition, featuring popular and new works by artists that have exhibited their work at the gallery since its grand opening two years ago. There will be a live DJ, photo booth, and free valet parking.  
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On view; March 17 – April 6, 2018; Art Party: 7:00pm – 10:00pm; Open Mind Art Space, 11631 Santa Monica Blvd., LA, 90025; http://www.openmindartspace.com

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