Well kids…The first Saturday of June is crazy busy! Let’s not forget three events (all happening on June 1, 2019) are top ten picks…plus we have lots more below. Our staff has curated a great list.

STAY TUNED, we will have an updated post up by 6pm on Tuesday June 4, 2019.

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June 1 & 2, 2019:
In Long Beach…It’s time for the 9th Annual Mid-City Long Beach Biennial Art Tour. This FREE event offers the public an inside look at artist studios.
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The weekend event will feature 44 Professional artists take part in the 9th Annual Biennial tour. C Gallery on Broadway (441 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802), will be open both days. Stop in to see its current exhibition titled “The Shapes and Colors of the West.” The two person show features the paintings of Theresa Paden accented by the glass sculptures of Marcus Thesing. There is a closing event on June 2, from 1-5; Read more about this exhibition on the Event Feature on the Upcoming Events Page.

Event runs: 11am – 4pm; Various venues; Download the map on the website  – https://www.midcitystudiotour.com

Another LB happening…Long Beach Architecture Week takes place from May 31 – June 9, 2019 C Gallery on Broadway is a sponsor. CLICK HERE for details.

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June 1, 2019:
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ bi-annual benefit brunch will be held at noon today. The event recognizes artists who have made significant contributions to the canon of art history. This year, it will honor the legendary assemblage artist Betye Saar with a special tribute to celebrate her career; This is a ticketed event (sorry no LAArtParty VIP tix for this one). Be aware many of the lower priced tickets are sold out already. CLICK HERE for info, or to purchase tickets. ICA LA, 1717 E. 7th Street, LA 90021; https://www.theicala.org

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June 1, 2019:
Venice Art Crawl and Flower Fest takes place today and will feature local artists at many of the boutiques and restaurants on Rose Avenue. Enjoy VAC x FF Happy Hour specials in host locations. Event: 2pm-6pm; Runs up and down Rose Avenue from the beach to Lincoln, Venice 90291; http://www.veniceartcrawl.com/

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June 1, 2019:
In Santa Monica…Pico Block Party is BACK! Join 18th Street Arts Center for a family-friendly festival featuring Santa Monica artists of all kind, including musicians, fine artists, youth workshops, food, and more!
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Event runs 3-6pm; Click Here to RSVP for this FREE event; 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., Santa Monica; https://18thstreet.org/

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June 1, 2019:
The UCLA Department of Art graduate students’ studios in Palms will be open to the general public from 4-7pm. Please note that the location of the studios has temporarily changed while the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios is under renovation. Art Party 4-7pm; See FB Event Page; Graduate Art Studios, 3443 S. Sepulveda Blvd., LA. 90034; http://www.art.ucla.edu

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June 1, 2019:
Lowell Ryan Projects presents “Born to Love,” a solo exhibition by Alexandra Grant. The title for the show stems from Sophocles’ play Antigone, where the lead character (Antigone) states, “I was born to love not to hate.” A blend of abstraction and text, the exhibition stands as an exploration of that radical stance—a stance that goes beyond its personal agenda to take on much greater social and universal implications. On view: June 1 – July 6, 2019; Art Party: 7–9pm; Lowell Ryan Projects, 4851 West Adams Blvd. LA, 90016; https://www.lowellryanprojects.com/

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June 1, 2019:
One of our top ten events, Craig Krull Gallery takes place at Bergamot Station (2525 Michigan Ave., SM). Here are some additional events happening at the arts center. We have a couple of day time events to tell you about. Skidmore Contemporary Art hosts two  dance performances – Transit Dances III by Donna Sternberg and Dancers (12-1pm) in its gallery. Also from 12-6pm, meet artist Craig Demanat at Building Bridges Exchange (F-2), refreshments will be served.

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Additional events happening DTLA…
Vielmetter Los Angeles (1700 S Santa Fe Ave, LA 90021) Sculptural works by Edgar Arceneaux, Nicole Eisenman, Liz Glynn, Mary Kelly, Hugo McCloud, Rodney McMillian, Wangechi Mutu, and Ruben Ochoa from 4-6pm

Wilding Cran Gallery (939 S. Santa Fe Ave) Stephen Neidich and Marwa Abdul-Rahman from 6-9pm

Night Gallery (2276 E. 16th. St) “PAUL HEYER: Blue Boy” and “JIN SHAN: Hall of Mirrors” from 7-10pm
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Artwork by Paul Heyer; Image courtesy of Night Gallery; 

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June 1, 2019:
We have more openings in the same area as one of our Top Ten Picks…Kohn Gallery on Highland Avenue.

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (1010 North Highland Ave) presents “Living in a Light Bulb” from 6-8pm

Nonaka Hill (720 N. Highland Blvd.) features Kunié Sugiura and Masaomi Yasunaga from 6-9pm

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June 1, 2019:

In West Hollwood…Morán Morán presents a two-person exhibition by George Herms and Terence Koh. A cogent selection of fifteen of Herms’ most consummate assemblage sculptures are presented, spanning four decades, from 1983 to 2013. In addition to this review of small sculptures, Koh creates an installation using solar energy and Herms’ raw materials, which serves as a connection to the natural world while creating a union between the works and the two artists. Event runs: 2-4; Morán Morán, 937 N. La Cienega Blvd; https://moranmorangallery.com/

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June 1, 2019:
Culver City offers a few openings…From 6-8pm, Blum and Poe (2727 S. La Cienega Blvd.), hosts exhibitions by Tony Lewis and Florian Maier–Aichen. Cross the street to Honor Fraser (2622 La Cienega Blvd.) to see the art of Victoria Fu from 6-8pm…Then head to Washington Boulevard, Thinkspace Projects (6009 Washington Blvd.) throws an art party for “Jaune & Slinkachu: Trash Talk,” and “Sean Mahan: Translucent Vision” from 6-9pm.

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June 1, 2019:
In Beverly Hills…Edwards-Lowell Gallery hosts its inaugural art exhibition “Marilyn Monroe: 17 Years in the Making of a Legend” in honor of Marilyn’s birthday. This special exhibition features original photographs of Marilyn Monroe from the Andrew Weiss Collection. Art Party: 6:30-10pm; Edwards-Lowell Gallery, 8712 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, 90211;

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June 1, 2019:
In the Rampart District (near downtown)…Gabba Gallery throws an art party for four solo exhibitions by artists Morley, Nagisa Kamae, Iskar, and Jeremy Novy, curated by Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson.
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On view: June 1 – 15, 2019; Art Party 7-11pm; Gabba Gallery, 3126 Beverly Blvd, LA, 90057; https://www.gabbagallery.com/

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June 2, 2019:
Studio Matter Gallery celebrates a group show tilted “Revealing Matter.” Artists include: Mati Russo, Pasacaline Doucindahlke, and Michael Viglietta. On view: June 2 – June 30, 2019; Art Party: 4-7pm; Studio Matter Gallery, 5080 W. Pico Boulevard LA, CA 90019; https://matterstudiogallery.com/

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June 2, 2019:
LAXART presents “Relax into the Invisible,” an exhibition by Barbara Stauffacher Solomon comprising works on paper, artist books, a new body of sculpture, and site-specific Supergraphics. On view: June 2 – July 27, 2019; Art Party: 4-7pm; LAXART 7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA, 90038; http://laxart.org/

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June 6, 2019:
Let’s support women artists at the Helm’s Design Center for Women’s Mixed Media Arts (Women MMA). Artists include: Marla Fields, Shelley Heffler, Kaoru Mansour, Mika Revell, Sinan Revell. On view: June 6 -20, 2019; Art Party 7-9pm; Art Talk 8pm; Helm’s Design Center, 8745 Washington Blvd., Culver City; FB Event Page;

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June 6, 2019:
UCLA Department of Art presents a group show titled “ONE HUNDRED” featuring undergraduate senior students. On view: June 6-June 15, 2019; Art Party: 5-8pm; Admission is free. Parking in Lot 3: $3/hour, Max 12/day; CLICK HERE for more info; UCLA New Wight Gallery, 1100 Broad Art Center, LA, 90095; http://www.art.ucla.edu

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June 8, and 9, 2019:
It’s Gay Pride week…If you are attending the GAY Pride parade, you are going to need to eat to keep up your stamina.
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WeHo Bistro is located on Santa Monica Boulevard and will be providing colorful cocktails and delectable dishes. Check out the Event Feature on the Dining/Travel Page to find out more about this West Hollywood restaurant. Enjoy the pride festival, there are tons of happenings…but be sure to check the website for hours and location of all the various stages. Admission ranges from $25 – $250 (for VIP) – CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. https://lapride.org/festival-2019/

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June 8, 2019:
One of our Top Ten events takes place in Pasadena today….so stay for an all-day arts affair! Head to the second annual Block Party, presented by the Pasadena Playhouse and Playhouse District. This FREE all-day event featuring more than twenty performances on two different stages – a Main Stage and a Family Stage, family-friendly interactive activities, food, libations, and guided tours, all curated by our local arts organizations and community partners.Event runs: 12:00 to 10:00pm; Location: Colorado Blvd. and El Molino Avenue. CLICK HERE for more info.

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June 8, 2019:
Head to Inglewood, to the 1019 West & Beacon Arts Complex for the opening of “CONVERGE,” a group exhibition. Artists include: Staci Cross, Adrienne Adar, Toni Reinis, Shelley Heffler, Ben Junta, Bibi Davidson, Jeanne Dunn, Jenny Eisenpresser, Kiley Ames, Marilyn Lowey, Susan Amorde, Susan Feldman, Jonathan Bickart, Kate O’Connor, and more. On view: June 8 – June 22, 2019; Event runs: 3 – 6:00pm; 1019 West & Beacon Arts Complex, 1019 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, 90301; FB Event Page;

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June 8, 2019:
Downtown…Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles provides a walkthrough of the Guillermo Kuitca exhibition currently on view. The art talk and tour will be led by the Director & CEO of Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Hernan Diaz Alonso and renowned Argentine artist Analia Saban and will feature Kuitca’s work through the lens of architecture. For more info about this exhibition visit the Event Feature on the Artists / Exhibitions Page (under the On View drop-down).
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Event runs: 2-4pm; CLICK HERE to RSVP for this FREE event; Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd Street, LA, 90013; https://www.hauserwirth.com

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June 8, 2019:
In Santa Monica…At Bergamot Station, several art events are occurring. ROSEGALLERY (B-7) hosts an opening reception for “27 Miles: Abstract Truth” featuring Richard Ehrlich from 3:30-5:30pm; http://www.rosegallery.net/

Also at Bergamot…Lora Schlesinger Gallery presents Figurative, a group show featuring paintings and works on paper by Ann Chamberlin, Cindy Kane, Laura Karetzky, Laura Lasworth, Kimberly Merrill, Christopher Murphy, Gabriel Sanchez, Raymond Saunders, Mark Stock and more. Also opening…”Love All,” Travis Collinson’s first solo exhibition with the gallery featuring new paintings and drawings. On view: June 8 – July 20, 2019; Art Party: 4 – 6pm; Lora Schlesinger Gallery (B5b) Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., 90404; http://www.loraschlesinger.com/

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June 8, 2019:
Stay in Santa Monica…Pop by bG Gallery for a 2nd artist reception for “All of the Above,” a solo exhibition by prolific and talented 80-year-old artist Ralph Allen Massey. Art Party 5-8pm; bG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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June 8, 2019:
Near Culver City…The Davyd Whaley Foundation celebrates their 2017-2019 grant recipients with an art exhibition at Castelli Art Space. Since its inception, the three-year old organization has awarded over $42,000 to seven artists in Southern California. Established by television director Norman Buckley in honor of his late husband, Los Angeles painter Davyd Whaley (1967-2014), the grants are given to local artists who emulate Davyd’s generosity and passion for sharing art, and have dedicated their careers to their craft. Art Party: 5:00 – 8:00pm; Castelli Art Space, 5428 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016; http://davydwhaleyfoundation.org

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June 8, 2019:
In Culver City…The UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery presents “Three Cities Social.” This traveling exhibition showcasing paintings, works on paper, and multimedia pieces will also be on featured at Arts of Life in suburban Chicago, and the Portland Art & Learning Studio in Portland. These establishments all support artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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CLICK HERE to read the Event Feature. Art Party: 6-8pm; UCPLA Washington Reid Gallery, 6110 W. Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232;

Other openings take place at Anat Ebgi Gallery and its Annex – https://anatebgi.com/

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June 8, 2019:
Downtown…Over the Influence and Perrotin present “ERRÓ,” a survey of paintings and collages made between 1960 and 2018 by the seminal European artist. Erró (born Gudmunder). On view: June 9 – July 21, 2019; Art Party: 6pm – 9pm; 833 East 3rd Street, LA, 90013; 310-921-5944; http://overtheinfluence.com/

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June 8, 2019:
The Hammer Museum throws an art party to celebrate “Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel” tonight. Cash Bars • Food Trucks • Free Admission • Live Music; Become a member and you will receive early entry AND a drink ticket. Click Here to read the Event Feature (under the Features drop-down on the Upcoming Event Page). On view: June 8 – September 1, 2019; RSVP HERE for the FREE event; Art Party: 8-11pm; The Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, LA, 90024; https://hammer.ucla.edu

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June 13, 2019:
Downtown…Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts presents two new exhibitions…a group show titled “Kindle,” and Michael Moon’s solo exhibit “Equilibrium.” Artists include: Angelique Antoniou, Maureen Haldeman, Claudio Luchina, Crystal Michaelson, Stephen Schubert, Noah Scott, Daniela Schweitzer, and many more. On view: June 6 – June 30, 2019; Art Party: 6pm – 10pm; Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, 727 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; https://www.gdcagallery.com/

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June 19, 2019:
Celebrate new artists at the Hollywood Sculpture Garden with a fun art party. Master glass blower, John Mooney will have several incredible glass sculptures on display. Mooney founded Moonlight Glass in 1999 in Venice Beach. He also teaches glass blowing. Visit his website to find out more. Also new at the Garden…be sure to view the installation of award winning artist, Jorg Van Daele‘s new entry into his global series of sculptures for peace, following his creative residency at the HSG and in Palm Springs. Artist Llama D’Attore will be showcasing prime works from his Sound Safari collection. His creations include sound, fueled by carefully tailored musical arrangement, with a live performance aimed to compliment the garden’s extraordinary ambiance. Partake in an evening of refreshments, art, music, and lights. Art Party: 6pm-9pm; The Hollywood Sculpture Garden, 2430 Vasanta Way, LA, 90068; 
https://www.hollywoodsculpturegarden.com/

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June 22, 2019:

Los Angeles Art Association & the City of West Hollywood present a reception for “Out There,” a very special exhibition celebrating the LGBT experience during West Hollywood’s Pride Month festivities. In its 12th year, “Out There,” juried by Cliff Benjamin, Western Project is a key feature of Pride Month, an annual event that attracts nearly half a million visitors to West Hollywood.
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Participating artists: Robyn Alatorre, Janine Brown, Lorraine Bubar, Andrée B. Carter, Richard S. Chow, Maureen Haldeman, Julienne Johnson, Faina Kumpan, Blair Kurtz, Shannon Lee, Daniel Leighton, Lena Moross, Nadezhda, Johnny Naked, Michael Ochinero, Edgar Perez Peña, Osceola Refetoff, Timothy Shea-Smith, Christine Lee Smith, Kerrie Smith, Eugene Vishnevsky, Bryn Williams, Rolf Young, Roben Zaghian and many more. On view: June 22 – June 28, 2019; Art Party: 6 to 9pm; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90069; https://www.laaa.org/

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June 22, 2019:
Downtown…Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts presents two new exhibitions…a group show titled “Kindle,” and Michael Moon’s solo exhibit “Equilibrium.” Artists include: Angelique Antoniou, Alexander Gramm, Sylvia H. Goulden, Maureen Haldeman, Claudio Luchina, Walter Mazzarella, Stephen Schubert, and many more. On view: June 6 – June 30, 2019; Art Party: 6-10pm; Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, 727 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; https://www.gdcagallery.com/

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June 22, 2019:
In Lincoln Heights…Keystone Art Gallery offers an opening reception for “Agglomeration” featuring artists Kim Marra & Christine Rasmussen. On view: June 22 – July 1, 2019; Art Party: 7-11pm; Keystone Art Gallery, 338 S. Ave 16, LA, 90031; https://www.keystoneartspace.com

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June 23, 2019:
David Kordansky Gallery hosts a performance by legendary musicians Kahil El’Zabar (drums and percussion) and David Murray (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet)..Please RSVP to rsvp@davidkordanskygallery.com. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Please RSVP to rsvp@davidkordanskygallery.com; Event begins: 6pm; David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90019; http://davidkordanskygallery.com/

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June 26, 2019:
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) holds an art talk. Artists Regen Moss and Lucas Blalock are longtime friends who enjoy an ongoing exchange via conversation, published writings, shared readings, and studio visits. Event runs: 7:00 pm – 8:00pm; ICA LA, 1717 E. 7th Street, LA 90021; https://www.theicala.org

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