Here is our latest update – The 2nd half of May update will be posted by May 15, 2019. Enjoy the art party updates. Remember to check back each Wednesday for weekly updates – or become a FREE subscriber and receive updates by Tuesday. Email us at LAArtParty@gmail.com to join the list. If you want to hear about updates even earlier, we do have a VIP option available *$150 per year – you will also receive invites to private wine tastings and ticketed events (*2 tickets) valued at $75-$150 per ticket.  

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May 8, 2019:
In Santa Monica…”FACES & CITIES” opens at FAB Gallery. The two person exhibition features the portraits (faces) of Claudia Leyerer and the cities of Flavio Bisciotti. Art Party: 6:30 – 9:00pm; FAB Gallery, 2001 Main St, Santa Monica; http://fab-gallery.com

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May 9, 2019:
Project Angel Food Partners with United Talent Agency (UTA) for its Annual ‘Angel Art, ART=LOVE’ Auction.
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CLICK HERE to find out more on the Event Feature. Admission ranges from $150 – $500 (VIP) per person. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets;Art Party: VIP entry: 6pm; GA entry: 7pm; UTA Artist Space 403 Foothill Rd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; https://www.angelfood.org

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May 9, 2019:
UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery hosts its Spring Mixer. Enjoy the current exhibition “Animals,” and meet the Advisory Board members. Light bites and refreshments will be served by Brunello Trattoria. Please rsvp to info@culvercityartsdistrict.com Art Party: 5:30pm; UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery, 6110 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232; https://www.ucpla.org

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May 9, 2019:

Axiom Contemporary presents “POINTS OF VIEW,” a solo exhibition featuring the art of Donn Delson. On View May 9 – June 16, 2019; May 9, 2019; Art Party 6-9PM AXIOM CONTEMPORARY 2801 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405; 
http://axiomcontemporary.com/

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May 11, 2019:
Craft in America presents two exhibitions. Los Angeles-based artist Karyl Sisson will be featured in a solo show. Part scavenger, part collector, and wholly meticulous craftsperson, Sisson’s work delves deeply into the possibilities that exist within the discarded and overlooked. Over the decades, Sisson has transformed familiar objects such as vintage zippers, clothespins, tape measures, buttons, and paper straws into abstract forms, vessels, and architectural structures. This exhibition will feature early works alongside her most recent creations–a glimpse into the oeuvre of this remarkable artist.
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Karyl Sisson, Growth II, 2014, vintage cotton zipper tape and thread, 9 x 15″

Also opening is Fiber Art Now’s annual juried exhibition of fiber-based artworks. This exhibition features highlights of the juried works from across the country in five categories: Wall/Floor Works, Sculptural Works, Vessel Forms/Basketry, Installation Works, and Wearables. On view: May 11-July 6, 2019; The event is Free – RSVP to rsvp@craftinamerica.org; Art Party: 4-6pm; Craft in America Center, 8415 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048; https://www.craftinamerica.org/

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May 11, 2019:
In Santa Monica…Gestalt Project of bG Gallery hosts a group exhibition with an artist reception from 6-8pm; Gestalt Project, 144 Space, located within bG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica; http://bGartGalleries.com

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May 11, 2019:
Also in Santa Monica…At Bergamot Station, Building Bridges holds a walk through for its current exhibition, “Desert Projekt.” Meet artist Julia Curylo. Event runs 3:30-6:00pm; 2525 Michigan Ave., F2, Santa Monica CA 90404;

Lois Lambert Gallery (E3) hosts an opening reception for Carol Coates’ “MindsEye” and Thomas Roth’s “Absence of Hue.” Mixed media artist Carol Coates’ latest series “MindsEye” focuses on perception and choice. In addition, The Project Room at the Lois Lambert Gallery will be exhibiting Thomas Roth’s abstract series on minimalism, “Absence of Hue.” On view: May 11 – July 6, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; 

Also at Bergamot….Richard Heller Gallery holds an artist reception for “Sean Norvet: Edible Arrangements.” Art Party 5-7pm;

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May 11, 2019:
In Culver City...Luis De Jesus Los Angeles hosts an opening of Los Angeles-based artist June Edmond’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, “Allegiances and Convictions.” On view: May 11 – June 19, 2019; Art Party:  6-8pm; Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd, LA, 90034; https://luisdejesus.com/

Across the street, pop into two additional openings that take place from 6-8pm….Edward Cella Art & Architecture (2754 S La Cienega Blvd) celebrates the art of Aili Schmeltz, and Sara Carter.

Kopeikin Gallery (2766 S. La Cienega Blvd.) also hosts a 2nd reception for its current exhibitions… “Melissa Casey: New Work,” curated by Hannah Sloan, and “Dr. Fahamu Pecou: Trapademia.” The Bruce Lurie Gallery (2736 La Cienega Blvd) will also host a pop up art Party from 6-9pm.

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May 11, 2019:

TOP TEN ALERTS –
Remember we have TWO Top Ten events taking place tonight. One is Gallery 825 from 6-9pm featuring the art of four LAAA artists, the 2nd is from 6 -10pm at Castelli Art Space. “Alive in the Super Unknown” features the art of Bruce Rubenstein.

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May 11, 2019:
David Kordansky Gallery hosts an opening reception for two exhibitions. Studies for 20/20″ features new work by Zach Harris, and Artist Ruby Neri will exhibit new sculptures.
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Ruby, Neri, Ghosts, 2019, ceramic with glaze, 66 x 46 x 45 inches (167.6 x 116.8 x 114.3 cm)


On view May 11 – June 15, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90019; http://davidkordanskygallery.com/

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May 11, 2019:
Head to Chinatown…Lisa Derrick Fine Arts present “Fast & Bulbous,” an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Victor Hayden (1948-2018), aka The Mascara Snake. Art Party: 6-9pm; 961 Chung King Road; https://lisaderrick.com/

Other events take place from 6-9pm at Coagula (974 Chung King Road) and Charlie James Gallery (969 Chung King Road).

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May 11, 2019:
Also downtown…Brannan Mason Gallery presents “ALTUM” by Micah Crandall-Bear. This is the first Los Angeles solo exhibition for the Bay area painter. A portion of proceeds to benefit Saves The Waves, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting coastal surf ecosystems. RSVP: bmg.la/altumOn view: May 11th – June 1st, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; Brannan Mason Gallery, 1923 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021; https://www.brannanmasongallery.com/

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May 11, 2019:
In the West Adams area…Lowell Ryan Projects presents a live musical performance by the duo Belldog (David Hendren and Patrick Smith). The duo will perform among Hendren’s sculptures and Sami Korkiakowski’s paintings on view as part of the two-person exhibition, “The Fourth Wall.” The evening’s performance will be a total sensory experience, using sound, light and more to create a contemplative space. Art Party: 7-9pm; Lowell Ryan Projects, 4851 West Adams Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90016; belldog.bandcamp.com
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May 11, 2019:
In Long Beach…C Gallery on Broadway presents an artist reception for “The Shapes and Colors of the West,” a joint exhibit featuring the paintings of Theresa Paden accented by the glass sculptures of Marcus Thesing. Enjoy appetizers, refreshments and music by jazz guitarist Frank Potenza. Find out more on the Event Feature. C Gallery on Broadway, 441 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802; 562-619-6084; https://www.cgalleryonbroadway.com/events/

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May 11, 2019:
There is a new gallery in town…Santa Monica’s Main street to be exact. MainStay Gallery hosts its grand opening and debut collection featuring the work of fine art photographer Michael Scott Adams, internationally featured muralist and painter Ivotopia, and the textile sculpture of Emmy nominated costume designer Swinda Reichelt. Art Party: 7-10pm; RSVP to RSVP@MainStayGallery.com; MainStay Gallery, 2443 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405; https://www.mainstaygallery.com

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May 12, 2019:
Let’s not forget to celebrate Mom…see some foodie Mother’s Day event suggestions on the Food / Wine / Beer Events drop-down on the Upcoming Events Page. 
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May 13, 2019:
Join ICA LA’s experimental collective, 1717, to attend Studio Night at the Bendix, featuring over 25 artists and art-spaces, and experience Art Life Practice: Assemblage Participants in the collective take part in year-round programming built on the intention to Connect, Learn and Care. Admission is $40 for the year; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets Event runs: 7-9pm; Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Avenue, LA, 90015; https://www.theicala.org

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May 15, 2019:
The Museum of Dream Space (MODS) hosts its grand opening. This is the first museum exhibiting primarily digital art in the United States. The design concept of MODS is illuminated by art design from Yayoi Kusama (famous of infinite rooms) and the development of digital art. The aim of MODS is to provide an immersive, magical and unique art appreciative experiences to the visitors. The uniqueness of MODS is to break the limitation of physical media, extend the art by digital technology and to provide the largest freedom of visitors experiencing the arts, which realize the physical extension of the arts. Tickets range from $32 – $60; Beverly Center, #656, 8500 Beverly Blvd, LA, 90048; https://modsla.com/


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May 18, 2019:

bG Gallery presents the solo exhibition, “Ralph Allen Massey: All of the Above.” The opening is part of the Ocean Park Art Block – dnj Gallery will also be participating (one of our top ten events). Read more on the Event Feature. Art Party: 6-9pm; bG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, 90405; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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May 18, & 19, 2019:
The Beverly Hills artSHOW returns to Beverly Gardens Park the weekend of May 18 & 19, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attracting art appreciators from all over Southern California, along with an international audience of culturally-attuned tourists in and around Beverly Hills, this semi-annual art show is again expected to host 40,000 visitors throughout the two-day event.
May18-19-2019-520size-The BeverlyHillsartSHOWFind out more on the Event Feature. Event runs:10:00am – 6:00pm; Beverly Gardens Park, from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive; 310.285.6836; http://beverlyhillsorg/artSHOW

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May 19, 2019:

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery presents COLA 2019, an exhibition featuring new work by Enrique Castrejon, Juan Capistrán, Kim Fisher, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Katie Grinnan, Alice Könitz, Olga Koumoundouros, Sandy Rodriguez, Stephanie Taylor, Peter Wu and Jenny Yurshansky. These eleven artists are the recipients of the 2019 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship for visual arts. The Fellows were selected by a panel comprising curators, educators, museum directors and past COLA Fellows. The fellowship provides each artist with $10,000 to produce a new body of work, which will be premiered at the COLA 2019 exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by a public program as well as a catalog designed by Jody Zellen, a former COLA awardee. The opening will showcase a special performance of Katie Grinnan’s 5 Seconds of Dreaming, played by musicians Kozue Matsumoto and Eugene Moon at 3pm; See the website for more info. May 23 – July 14, 2019; Event runs 2-5pm; LAMAG, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., LA; https://www.lamag.org/

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MORE TO COME ….check back on May 15th for our last half of May update. 

Remember, If you know of any great events taking place in the Los Angeles area…send us some info. It’s free to list, but we need info early. Send a press release and a horizontal image (1920 pixels) no later than the 2nd week of the PRIOR month. Your event may even be chosen as a top ten event!