ONE of our August Top Ten events is the The Los Angeles Times’ The Taste and it continues into September. It takes place over three nights during Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31 to Sept. 2). This is my #1 suggestion on what to do for Labor Day weekend! This is a fantastic event. Visit our Event Feature for more details and all dates and times. Paramount Studios, 801 N Gower St, LA; http://extras.latimes.com/taste/

======================================

Welcome to September events Have a great labor Day. 

September 1, 2018:
Big Pictures Los Angeles presents New sculptural work from Mexico City based artist Hugo Montoya. Art Party: 6:00pm-9:30pm; Big Pictures Los Angeles, 2424 W. Washington Blvd, LA 90018; http://bigpictures.la/
HappyLaborDay

September 3, 2018: 

Labor Day is here….take a breath, take a moment…look around and stand in your life. Celebrate the holiday with the ones you love most.

Here are some options:
The third annual L.A. Fleet Week® is a multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services held on the L.A. Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles. Taking place over Labor Day Weekend and free to the public, the event features public ship tours, live music and more. Check website for event info and admission. https://www.lafleetweek.com/

Go to the LA County Fair. Tickets range from $12-$20 (child, senior, adult) CLICK HERE to purchase. Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm; The Fairplex in Pomona, 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768; http://www.lacountyfair.com

Or the Long Beach Greek Festival takes place all weekend…The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church hosts this fun event with Live music, all kinds of dancing and of course Greek food and product booths, children’s games. Event runs Noon – 9 pm; Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 5761 E. Colorado St, Long Beach 90814; Check the website for admission prices and to CONFIRM TIMES http://www.lbgreekfest.org/

Another favorite….Fiesta Hermosa
takes place today Labor Day. The annual festival runs from 10am-6pm in Downtown Hermosa Beach on Pier Plaza, Hermosa Avenue and lower Pier Avenue, Hermosa;  http://fiestahermosa.net/

======================================

September 5, 2018:

Join Venice Arts and its friends from the Del Rey Neighborhood Council for an Open House event to kick-off the fall season and celebrate arts, education, and community. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres; tour our current exhibition, Venice Beach, The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise, and meet the artist, photographer Dotan Saguy; and mix and mingle with other members of the Del Rey neighborhood. Event runs: 6:30-8:30pm;  CLICK Here ot RSVP; Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Ave, Marina Del Rey, 90292; https://www.venicearts.org

======================================

September 6, 2018:
LA Louver celebrates British sculptor Richard Deacon and Chinese sculptor Sui Jianguo. In the open air Skyroom, a new site-specific mural by Los Angeles graffiti artist Alex “Defer” Kizu will be premiering.
Sept6-2018-laLouver-SuiJianguo-RichardDeacon
Sui Jianguo, Planting Trace 1, 2014-16, cast bronze, 114 1/8 x 70 7/8 x 67 in. (290 x 180 x 170 cm); Richard Deacon, Fold in the Fabric 7, 2018, sculpture: holly and cedar wood, epoxy / table: oak and MDF board / sculpture: 12 5/8 x 9 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (32 x 24.7 x 27.5 cm) / table: 18 x 21 5/8 x 21 5/8 in. (45.5 x 55 x 55 cm)

On view: September 6 – October 20, 2018; Art Party: 6-8 pm; LA Louver, 45 North Venice, 90291; http://www.lalouver.com

======================================

September 6, 2018:
Mar Vista Art Walk: Science celebrates the connections between Science and Art! Technology, neuroscience, virtual reality, astronomy, and more. Showcasing live painters, vendors, local bands, and DJs through live outdoor performances and gallery exhibitions. Event runs: 6-10pm; See FB Event Page. Mar Vista ArtWalk – Steppin into Art, Venice Boulevard from Inglewood Av. to Beethoven St., Los Angeles; https://www.marvistaartwalk.org/

======================================

September 6, 2018:
The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Irving Penn: Worlds in a Small Room, Seen & Unseen, a solo exhibition of works by renowned photographer Irving Penn. This exhibition will feature a powerful retrospective of Penn’s ethnographic studies, which illustrate the diversity of Irving Penn and his work. On view: August 30 – October 6, 2018; Art Party: 7 – 9pm; Fahey/Klein Gallery, 148 N. La Brea Avenue, LA 90036; http://www.faheykleingallery.com

======================================

September 7, 2018:
David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibition with American painter Michael Williams. On view: September 7 – October 20, 2018. Art Party: 6-8pm. David Kordansky Gallery 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019; http://davidkordanskygallery.com/

======================================

September 7, 2018:
In Silverlake/Los Feliz area…Two new exhibitions open tonight at La Luz de Jesus…”Harold Fox: Bullets and Wine,” and “Lonesome Town” On View: September 7 – 30, 2018; Art Party: 8-11pm; La Luz de Jesus, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027; http://laluzdejesus.com

======================================

September 8, 2018:
Take a deep breath kids – Cause Mama’s listing a LOT of art parties TONIGHT – We have grouped together various events by their locations. We have listed all the Bergamot events, Culver City events, Chinatown events, and several others such as the Bendix Building…and galleries that are located in the same neighborhood…choose wisely as there is NO way you can make it to all of them. 

In Santa Monica… Bergamot hosts its Fall Open event, featuring events from 4-8pm.
Sept8-2018-Bergamot
Lora Schlesinger Gallery
(B5b) 4-6pm;
Lois Lambert Gallery & Gallery of Functional Art (E3) 4-8pm
Craig Krull Gallery (B3) 5-7pm
Leslie Sacks Gallery (B6) 5-7pm
RICHARD HELLER GALLERY (B5a) 5-8pm
William Turner (E1) 5-8pm
The website does list some others, however several of our readers have alerted us that some Bergamot galleries are opening their doors at these open houses, but not necessarily having an “event.” Check the Visit Bergamot website and make a decision for yourself…some will be having receptions for certain, so you may as well stop in and enjoy the art. Plus…if you are looking for a late night art party in SM, stay for Copro Gallery (T5) 8-11pm.

======================================

September 8, 2018: 
Also in Santa Monica- Don’t forget one of one Top Ten Events takes place…a mini Art Block on Ocean Park. Plus another TOP TEN happens downtown – INCOGNITO takes place at ICA LA.

One more in the neighborhood…Arena 1 and Santa Monica Art Studios throw an art party. “Defining Detritus” opens in Arena 1. Artist Irina Chelyapov currently has work on view in the Hangar Galleries. Adiitional artists Michael Baroff, Ray Ford, Eva Montealegre, Donalld Paonessa, and Bruce Sanders, will also be exhibiting work. Special guest Ray Ford will also participate in the event. Art Party: 6-8pm; Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, SM;  http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com/

======================================

September 8, 2018:
In Culver City…Park and enjoy several openings on S. La Cienega Blvd, LA 90034. Check the websites for info. I’ve listed the earlier ones first. 
Edward Cella Art+Architecture (2754 S. La Cienega Blvd) 5-8pm
GEORGE BILLIS GALLERY LA (2716 S. La Cienega Blvd) 5-8pm
Philip Martin Gallery (2712 S. La Cienega Blvd.) 6-8pm
Blum & Poe (2727 S. La Cienega Blvd) 6-8pm
Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles (2766 S. La Cienega Blvd) 6-8pm
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (2685 S La Cienega Blvd) 6-8pm
Von Lintel Gallery (2685 S. La Cienega Blvd) 6-8pm
walter maciel gallery (2642 s. la cienega blvd) 6-8pm
Fabrik Projects (2636 S. La Cienega Blvd) 6pm

On Washington, just a couple blocks West of La Cienega …SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS .(6006 Washington Blvd) 6-8pm

======================================

September 8, 2018:
Then head north on La Cienega to West Hollywood…Morán Morán celebrates “David Benjamin Sherry: Monuments.” Sept8-2018-MoranMoran-DavidBenjaminSherry
David Benjamin Sherry

On view: September 08 – October 20, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; Morán Morán, 937 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90069;  https://moranmorangallery.com/

======================================

September 8, 2018:
Also just down the street LAAA / Gallery 825 offers a group show titled “The Non-Objective Moment” plus solo exhibitions by Laura & Dean Larson, Lynne McDaniel, Lori Pond. Art Party: 6-9pm; LAAA / Gallery 825 825 N. La Cienega Blvd. LA, 90069; https://www.laaa.org/

======================================

September 8, 2018:
There are several notable exhibitions on La Brea that I’d like to point out. There is NO reception at Kayne Griffin Corcoran (1201 S. La Brea Ave) tonight – but STOP in between 10-6pm to see the art of David Lynch and Mary Obering. https://www.kaynegriffincorcoran.com/

Then head north on La Brea…Moskowitz Bayse showcase artist Eleanor Swordy. Art Party: 6-9pm; Moskowitz Bayse, 743 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038; http://www.moskowitzbayse.com/

One more close by…Shulamit Nazarian celebrates “Catch and Release,” a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Summer Wheat. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. On view: September 8 – October 27, 2018: Art Party: 6-9pm; Shulamit Nazarian, 616 N. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://www.shulamitnazarian.com/

Also on North La Brea…Two events take place in the ART 170 Building. Anexhibition titled “SHē” opens at Launch LA. Curated by Elizabeth Tinglof, the group show features artists Sara Alavikia, Phung Huynh, Deborah Martin, Annelie McKenzie, Andrew Patrie, Cima Rahmankhah, Douglas Tausik Ryder, Kristine Schomaker, Kim Tucker, J Michael Walker, FLOAT (Kate Parsons & Ben Vance) On view: September 8th – September 29th, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm RSVP to rsvp@launchla.org; https://www.launchla.org/

KP Projects presents “Empire of Dreams,” a solo exhibition of works by Eric Nash. From the 101, to Sunset Blvd, and Casablanca to El Rey, Nash reimagines the quintessential and iconic landmarks of LA as cinematic sets from his own film noir. When rendered in the dramatic monochrome of light and dark, the charcoal scenes exude a dreamlike quality of seductive angst. Charcoal in its purest form is a specific choice. While a laborious material to work with, it lends a sense of hyper-realism in its dense tonal range that parallels photographic stills. I love Eric’s work – I reviewed his art for Artillery Magazine a while back. Art Party: 7-10pm; KP Projects Gallery, 170 S. La Brea Avenue, In the ART 170 Building, LA, 90036; http://www.kpprojects.net/

======================================

In Chinatown…Charlie James Gallery (969 Chung King Road), presents “Patrick Martinez: Remembering to Forget” from 6-9pm. Tieken Gallery LA celebrates three artists – Gus Harper, Simone Gad, Barry Gordon from 6-10pm.
Sept8-2018-FredTieken
Other events take place at the Chungking Studio 975 Chung King Rd) from 6-9pm and Good Luck Gallery (945 Chung King Road) from 7-10pm;

======================================

September 8, 2018:
Also downtown…The Bendix Building (1206 Maple Ave., LA, 90015) hosts various art receptions, a bit later in the evening – so you can squeeze in a few more art parties before the night is over.

515 Gallery (515) 7-10pm
Tiger Strikes Asteroid (523) 7-10pm
Monte Vista (523) may also be open
Track 16 Gallery (1005) reception and performance 7-10pm

======================================

September 8, 2018:
Three openings take place in Boyle HeightsNicodim Gallery hosts an opening for “Robert Yarber: Return of the Repressed.” Art Party: 6-8pm; Nicodim Gallery, 571 S Anderson St Suite 2, LA 90033; http://www.nicodimgallery.com/

Ibid Gallery Los Angeles presents a solo exhibition titled “Island” by James Herman. Art Party: 6-9 pm; 670 S Anderson St., LA, 90023; http://ibidgallery.com/

Corey Helford Gallery throws an art party for Soey Milk in the Main Gallery, and Luke Chueh (gallery 2). Plus the gallery will brimming with ghoulish gangs of artists for of the “Frankenstein 200” group show curated by CHOGRIN. Art Party: 7pm-11pm. Corey Helford Gallery, 571 South Anderson St, LA 90033; http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/

======================================

Are you exhausted yet? Mama sure is. Ok finally moving on to another day…

September 9, 2018:
In Pasadena…Ex-punk performer Lydia Breckenridge has taken to quilting. Check out her solo exhibition, titled “African American Punk Rock Quilts,” at Gallery 30 South. On view: September 1 – 30, 2018; Art Party: 3-6pm; Gallery 30 South, 30 S Wilson Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106; http://gallery30south.com/

======================================

September 14, 2018:
The Los Angeles Center of Photography presents “It’s Personal: Photography from the Inside,” a group exhibition featuring the work of fourteen fine art photographers, developed during a year of dedicated focus, under the mentorship of Aline Smithson.
Sept14-2018-LACenter-Photo
Artists include: Julia Bennett, Tracy L. Chandler, Karen Constine, Alaina Dall, Rohina Hoffman, Michael Hacker, Paul Ivanushka, Ann Johansson, Alexandra Kondracke, Shari Yantra Marcacci, Basak Prince, Victor Ramos, Kris Shires, and Sharon Johnson Tennant. Art Party: 7-10pm; Los Angeles Center of Photography, 1515 Wilcox Ave., LA, 90028; https://lacphoto.org/

======================================

September 15, 2018
The Emerson Avenue Community Garden Club is hosting its third annual Westchester Arts & Music Block Party — a free day-long celebration filled with live music and dance, a variety of artisans, food and socializing. There will also be a beer and wine available for purchase in the Wine/Beer Garden plus food trucks. The event will take place on Emerson Avenue between 80th Street and 80th Place from 10am – 8pm. The garden will be open for tours, art activities for all ages, and a diverse mix of music and dance performances, vendors and food trucks! Free admission; Plenty of street parking available; Event runs: 10am – 8pm; Emerson Ave in Westchester (between 80th Street and 80th Place); 310-641-1556; https://wamblockparty.org/

======================================

September 15, 2018:
Gallery Luisotti present “Ron Jude: 12 Hz.” The title of the exhibition references the limits of human perception—12 Hz is the lowest sound threshold of human hearing. It suggests imperceptible forces, from plate tectonics to the ocean tides, from cycles of growth and decay in the forest, to the incomprehensibility of geological spans of time. The photographs in 12 Hz allude to the ungraspable scale and veiled mechanics of these phenomena, while acknowledging a desire to gain a broader perspective, beyond the human enterprise, in a time of ecological and political crisis. On view: August 25–November 17, 2018; Art Party: 6–8pm; Gallery Luisotti, 2525 Michigan Ave, A2, Santa Monica, CA 90404; https://galleryluisotti.com/

======================================

September 15, 2018:
In the West Adams district…Chimento Contemporary is pleased to announce “View From The Cheap Seats,” an exhibition of new works by San Francisco-based artist, Richard Hoblock. Curated by Kim Light, this exhibition is Hoblock’s first at Chimento Contemporary Los Angeles. Art Party: 5-8pm; Chimento Contemporary, 4480 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016; http://chimentocontemporary.com/

======================================

September 16, 2018:
In Venice…Head to Beyond Baroque for an art, music and poetry event. Enjoy Cathy Weiss’ beautiful art displayed throughout the venue. In the theater, a poetry jam produced by by poet Linda Kaye, features Jim Bolt, Ismael ‘East’ Carlo, Julio Rodriquez, the Conga Poet, poetic dance from Mona-jean Cedar, Music composed by Jeff Boynton, film clips from Claudia Sobral’s award winning film “Hotel Everest” and a moderated panel discussion by Jeff Rogers. Event begins: 3pm; Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice 90291; http://www.beyondbaroque.org/

======================================

September 20, 2018:
In Marina Del Rey…Come hear photographer Dotan Saguy talk about his stunning photo documentary about the extraordinary but endangered culture of Venice Beach.
Sept20-VeniceArts-DotanSaguy
His meticulously composed, compassionate photographs unabashedly praise the rarity of the unique individuals who populate the sands of Venice. Unfortunately, Venice Beach sits on the edge of a knife, as the forces of gentrification and corporate expansion threaten to squash the way of life that has defined Venice for decades. Saguy will talk about his artistic process and sign copies of his monograph Venice Beach: The Last Days of a Bohemian Paradise. Don’t miss your final chance to see the exhibition before it closes. Event runs: 7:30-9:30pm; RSVP HERE; Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Ave, Marina Del Rey, 90292; https://www.venicearts.org/

======================================

September 30, 2018:
A Window Between Worlds celebrates the heART Awards! The brunch event is held in the stunning ocean-view ballroom at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. This is a TICKETED EVENT. Be sure to visit the Event Feature to find out more about this event and how to purchase tickets;  Event runs: 11am-2pm; Casa Del Mar, 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica 90405; https://awbw.org/

======================================

Check back for updates – Subscribers will be alerted each time we do an update. Sign up now – it’s FREE. EMAIL us at LAArtParty@gmail.com