October 3, 2018:
Fashion designer and film-maker Tom Ford will deliver the 2018 Isherwood-Bachardy Lecture at the Huntington Library tonight. Ford will discuss the making of his 2009 film A Single Man, based on Christopher Isherwood’s 1964 novel.
Oct2018-TomFordAdmission is FREE, but Reservations are essential as they may reach capacity. Click Here to reserve FREE Tickets; Event begins at 7.30pm; Huntington Library’s Rothenberg Hall, 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108; http://www.huntington.org/

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October 4, 2018:
This is the second part of the Oct 3 event (listed above) at the Huntington Library. Enjoy a free screening of Tom Ford’s A Single Man at Rothenberg Hall. Click Here to reserve FREE Tickets; Event begins at 7.30pm; Huntington Library’s Rothenberg Hall, 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108; http://www.huntington.org/

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October 4, 2018:
Artist Ai Weiwei celbrates his third exhibition in Los Angeles. His new show at UTA Artist Space is now open with a reception tonight from 6-9pm; Call the gallery to confirm times to view or to rsvp; 310.579.9850; UTA ARTIST SPACE, 403 Foothill Rd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 
http://utaartistspace.com

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October 4, 2018:
Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) celebrates a grand opening of its new annex space in Long Beach. The inaugural exhibition is “William Turtle: Undiscovered Legacy,” featuring the work of a talented yet undiscovered artist. Read more about this exhibition on the Event Feature (under the Upcoming Events Page – Features drop-down). Art Party: 6-9pm in San Pedro. The Loft in San Pedro, 401 S Mesa St, San Pedro, 90731; https://www.veniceica.org/

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October 5 – 13, 2018:
M.A.R.S. Music & Arts ReSound is back. The week long festival is based on interdisciplinary cooperation between different forms of contemporary music, applied arts, philosophy, contemporary science and technology.
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The festival will feature over 20 musicians, 10 artists, and consist of 3 concerts for a two-weekend music festival unlike any other. Admission ranges from $10 for students to $120 for a festival pass. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Event runs Oct 5-13  – see website for times. The Vortex, 2341 East Olympic Blvd, LA 90021; http://www.festivalmars.com; http://www.vortexla.org/

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October 6, 2018:
Culver City Arts District and Arts District Residents Association present this year’s rockin’ Art Walk and Roll Festival. This FREE Festival will feature artists, live music, eclectic food trucks, wine and beer gardens, tastings, and fun kid’s activities. Grab a map and take a self-guided stroll and visit our local galleries, restaurants and retail. Events will take place throughout Culver City Arts District, including its first ever designated street closure that stretches along the Arts District, (Washington Blvd will be closed between McManus and Caroline Ave). Event runs 12pm – 6pm; https://www.culvercityartwalk.com/

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October 6, 2018:
C Gallery on Broadway celebrates its grand opening tonight. See the Event Feature for additional info. Art Party: 5:00pm – 8:00pm; C Gallery, 441 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802; 562-619-6084; http://www.cgalleryonbroadway.com

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October 6, 2018:
KP Projects presents the latest body of work by artist Deedee Cheriel, “Cosmic Connections.” On view: October 6– October 27, 2018; Art Party: 7-10pm; RSVP to rsvp@kpprojects.net, KP Projects, 170 S. La Brea Ave, LA, 90036; https://kpprojects.net/

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October 6, 2018:

The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents Merion Estes: Unnatural Disasters, a twenty-year survey of the Los Angeles-based mixed media artist. Rooted in feminist art that grew out of her work with L.A.’s iconic Woman’s Building, Estes is notable for her involvement in the Pattern and Decoration movement of the 1970s and ’80s. The reception is free for CAFAM members and open to the public for a $12 entry fee. Art Party: 6:00pm – 9:00pm; The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM), 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://www.cafam.org/

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October 6, 2018:
Kitten Rescue celebrates its 10th annual Fur Ball at the Skirball gala! Be sure to check our Event Feature for more admission prices and more info about this event. 
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Event times: 5:00pm entry for vip; 6:00 General Public entry; Skirball Center’s Ahmanson Hall, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90039; https://kittenrescue.org

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October 6, 2018:
Gloria Delson Contemporary Art throws an invite only art party (Yes, LAArtParty readers are invited) – see below for RSVP info. “Viva Italia- Evoluzione e Metamorfosi Di Arte” in collaboration with Area Contesa Arte in Rome, hosting Alfio Borghese and featuring work of 30 Italian artists. Attend the VIP Reception and meet Mr. Borghese and the visiting artists for an evening of art, culture, music, and Italian-style refreshments, celebrating this important cultural exchange. Find out more about the exhibition HERE on the Features Page. Art Party: 7-10pm; LAArtParty.com readers are invited to attend the INVITE ONLY Art Party on October 6, 2018 – mention LAArtParty when you RSVP to pw@GDCAgallery.com GDCA, 727 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90014; http://www.GDCAgallery.com

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October 7, 2018:

Coast takes place today in Santa Monica. Two miles of city streets will be closed to cars and open for people to stroll, bike and roll! The event will feature live music, art installations and engaging activities for all. See FB Event Page for additional info. The event route runs along Main Street/Ocean Ave. (from Marine to Wilshire) as well as along Colorado (4th to the SM Pier); https://beta.smgov.net/strategic-goals/mobility/coast

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October 7, 2018:
LA Artcore presents two openings at their two locations. Enjoy the paintings of Ann Phong and Cao Ba Minh at its Little Tokyo space from 1-3pm; Art Talk: 2pm; LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts, 120 Judge John Aiso Street, LA, 90012; 

Then later in the day…Celebrate the art of Ulie Belnick and Tony Mosca from 3-5pm; Art Talk: 4pm; LA Artcore Brewery Annex, 650a South Avenue 21Los Angeles, CA, 90031; Both exhibitions are on view through: October 3 – 28, 2018; https://laartcore.org

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October 7, 2018:
Blue 7 Gallery and Collective presents a group show titled “Though my Eyes.” On view: October 7 – November 17, 2018; Art Party: 2-5pm; Blue 7 Gallery, 3120 Pico Boulevard, SM; https://blue7gallery.com/

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October 10, 2018:
Stop by Venice Arts to take in a preview of the coming annual gala exhibition. Open Show LA photographers have donated works for Venice Arts’ 25th Anniversary event on November 1, 2018. Open Show LA and Venice Arts has organized a selection of interactive talks by donating photographers and two of Venice Arts’ talented young photography students enrolled in the Advanced Studies program. CLICK HERE to RSVP for this FREE event. Art Talk/Art Party: 7:30pm – 9:30pm; Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Avenue, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; https://www.venicearts.org

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October 11, 2018:
Gloria Delson Contemporary Art hosts a second art party for “Viva Italia- Evoluzione e Metamorfosi Di Arte.” The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Area Contesa Arte in Rome, hosting Alfio Borghese and featuring work of 30 Italian artists. Find out more about the exhibition HERE on the Features Page. The event is part of the Downtown Art Walk. Art Party: 6-10pm; GDCA, 727 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90014; http://www.GDCAgallery.com

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October 12, 2018:
GYOPO presents an art talk with contemporary Korean historian Namhee Lee and independent curator Christopher Phillips. This special program will take place at Baik Art Gallery coinciding with “Han Youngsoo: Photographs of Korea, 1956-1963,” the first exhibition to showcase Han’s vintage prints, which have never before traveled outside of Korea. Visit the Artists / Exhibitions Page (go to the On View drop-down) for more info on this exhibition. Space is limited; RSVP recommended. CLICK HERE to rsvp for this free event; There is a suggested $10 donation to GYOPO. Art Talk: 6-8pm; Baik Art, 2600 S. La Cienega Blvd; https://baikart.com/

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October 13, 2018:
The 13th Annual Pasadena ARTWalk returns to the Playhouse District.
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Pasadena’s largest urban art fair highlights 75+ of the best Southern California visual artists showcasing painting, sculpture, watercolor, photography, ceramics, jewelry, drawings, and printmaking. In addition to the juried show and sale, Pasadena ARTWalk offers art enthusiasts a feast for the senses with various art installations throughout the area. There is something for everyone with hands-on activities, along with the popular spun chairs and live musical entertainment. This free event takes place on Green Street in Pasadena from 11am to 6pm. http://playhousedistrict.org/artwalk

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October 13, and 14, 2018:
The Brewery Artwalk Association presents The Fall 2018 Brewery Artwalk and Open Studios, the longest-running original artwalk in the country, at The Brewery Arts Complex in Los Angeles. For 37 years, the artists at The Brewery Arts Complex have opened their studios and invited the public into the heart of the Los Angeles art scene. Event runs: 11-6pm; The Brewery Artwalk is free and open to the public. Brewery Artwalk and Open Studios – Fall 2018, Brewery Artwalk, 2100 N Main St, Los Angeles, 90031; http://art.breweryartwalk.com/

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October 13, 2018:
Craft in America Center presents a retrospective of functional wood sculpture by artist Pamela Weir-Quiton, a bonafide Los Angeles treasure whose work defies categorization. The exhibition will feature approximately forty objects that reflect Weir-Quiton’s decades-long consideration of the concept of play, from stylized dolls to large scale circus animals for climbing and adult-sized animal rockers. Art Talk 4pm; Art Party: 5-6pm; Craft in America Center, 8415 W. Third Street, LA, 90048; http://www.craftinamerica.org/

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October 13, 2018:

At Bergamot…FIG celebrates the art of William Lane with “Recent Paintings.” On view: October 10 – November 3, 2018; Art Party: 5-7pm; FIG, Bergamot D2, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404; http://figgallery.com/

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October 13, 2018:

In Santa Monica…The Air New Zealand Kiwis in LA Art Show and Wine Tasting has become one of the largest annual Kiwi events in the United States, and this year’s show introduces new artists and new wineries, along with your favorite Kiwi fare and entertainment. This is a GREAT art party…I have attended this event for years – Don’t miss it!
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Art Party: 6-10pm; Admission is $10 suggested donation – you MUST RSVP – the PREFERRED METHOD is on the website – RSVP HERE (scroll down – look for RED RSVP button, or email info@kiwisinla.com; Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, SM; http://kiwisinla.com/
http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com/ 

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October 13, 2018:
Downtown…Stop by the Bendix Building home to several galleries all hosting art parties tonight from 7-10pm. MONTE VISTA PROJECTS (523), Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles (523), Post (515), and Track 16 (1100B). Art Parties: 7-10pm; Bendix Building 1206 Maple Avenue, LA 90015;

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October 13, 2018:
Celebrate “Viva Las Fotos: A Day of the Dead Memorial for Laura Aguilar” at Avenue 50 Studio. The group show is curated by Sybil Venegas & Christopher Velasco. Light Refreshments will be served. On view: October 13 through November 3, 2018; Art Party: 7-10pm; Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles CA 90042; http://avenue50studio.org/

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October 17, 2018:
Art Battle® hosts its Los Angeles City finals. Come watch the paint fly as winning Artists from events this season battle again with hopes of earning a spot at The National Championship this November here in LA! This is a wonderful evening of creativity and community, with audience vote determining the winner who will represent the city against painters from all across The USA.
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Art Battle® Los Angeles is proudly sponsored by Fredrix Artist Canvas & Artist & Craftsman Supply Downtown Los Angeles. Admission ranges from $15-20; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; Art Party: 7:30 (doors open); Exchange LA, 618 S. Spring Street, LA; https://artbattle.com/

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October 18 – 21, 2018;

Don’t forget to check the Performances drop-down of LAArtParty’s Upcoming Events Page – While Santa Monica’s Twilight music series wraps up on October 3, 2018, Front Porch Cinema brings us FREE movies. Starting on October 18, 2018, enjoy four-straight nights of flicks (Grease, Clueless, The Addams Family, and Coco). Click Here to find out more Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Doors open at 6:00pm; Screening at 7:30pm; http://santamonicapier.org/frontporchcinema

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October 20, 2018:
In Los Feliz…Beyond the Lines celebrates a new location with a grand opening FREE art party. Introducing functional art at its best. A diverse group of local artists are transforming solid real wood chairs and a handful of tables into a useable fine piece of art. 

The styles of art is all over the board moving and flowing through each chair creating beautiful 2-4 chair sets. Or mix and match for 6-60 chairs available. Art Party: 5pm-9pm; Beyond the Lines, 2517 Hyperion Ave, Los Feliz; https://beyondthelinesgallery.com

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October 21, 2018:

The Sherman Oaks Street Fair is the largest single day event in the San Fernando Valley. The annual event features 14 food trucks, a carnival including a ferris wheel & zip line, a Pet Expo with a pet adoption area, a chamber bar with over 7 different local bars represented, Tequila tastings, main stage, community stage and over 200 vendors. Free to attend. Event runs 10:00 AM – 6:00pm; Ventura Blvd Between Van Nuys & Kester;

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October 21, 2018:
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s exhibition, “Here” is a timely group exhibition that examines shifting physical/geographical and conceptual/imagined boundaries (and boundlessness) in, and around, the metropolis of LA and how those barriers act to prevent people from interacting and exchanging. On view: Oct 25, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019; Art Party: 2-5pm; LAMAG, Barnsdall Art Park (4800 Hollywood Boulevard, LA; https://www.lamag.org/

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October 27, 2018
Building Bridges Art Exchange celebrates the centennial of Poland’s regaining of independence. Sponsored by the General Consulate of Poland in Los Angeles and the Californian Krakart Group, the group exhibition is curated by Marisa Caichiolo. On view: October 27 – December 1, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Building Bridges Art Exchange, Suite F2, Bergamot, 2525 Michigan Ave, SM; https://www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org/

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October 28, 2018 – November 4, 2018
Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday.  In partnership with Self-Help Graphics & Art and Lore, the park will present 50 altars and art installations created by local artists and community groups that reflect the themeLooking to the Past to Build the Future. The park will offer free lunchtime tours, which will highlight the artwork and discuss the traditions of the holiday. Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave., LA, 90012; CLiCK HERE for more info.

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October 28, 2018:
Gloria Delson Contemporary hosts a closing reception for “Viva Italia- Evoluzione e Metamorfosi Di Arte.” The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Area Contesa Arte in Rome, hosting Alfio Borghese and featuring work of 30 Italian artists. The event will feature Avocado String Trio presenting a Sounding Point Live concert performing a program of Opera favorites for small string ensemble and vocalists. Selections will be drawn from Italian dramatic and comic opera, and will include perennial favorites by Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini – See admission details for concert below.  Find out more about the exhibition HERE on the Features Page. Concert: 2-4 (Admission $20); Art Party: 4-6pm – FREE; GDCA, 727 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90014; http://www.GDCAgallery.com

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October 28, 2018:

Arcana Books on the Arts welcomes photographer Dewey Nicks and Tom Adler (publisher) for a book signing and talk. American photographer Dewey Nicks roared into the 1990s magazine world by filling his shoots with fascinating people and a vibe of boundless energy and nonstop fun. Event runs 4-6pm; Arcana Books on the Arts, 8675 Washington Boulevard, LA, 90232; https://www.arcanabooks.com/

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October 31, 2018:
Downtown…Cinespia celebrates halloween with a costume ball at the Los Angeles Theatre with a screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The theatre becomes a candy palace full of luscious treats and lavish wonders, spun sugar figurines, and its very own chocolate factory in honor of Willy Wonka.
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Enjoy live music, and a DJ. Full bars on every level, a custom photo booth and don’t forget to enter the costume contest. Admission runs $35 – $85 – CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Doors open 7:00pm; Movie 9:00pm; Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S Broadway, LA, 90014; http://cinespia.org/

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