Here is an updated list of art parties and events in the last half of January!

January 19, 2017:

Enjoy a MOPLA-curated group show titled “Wanderlust” happening at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood January 19-30. *MOPLA event (LAArtParty is a proud sponsor)

Urban Outfitters’ first concept store, Space 15 Twenty brings together retail with a space for art, events, performances and pop-up shops in the center of Hollywood — a curated environment for discovering artists, experiencing the city, and connecting with like minded locals. Reception: 7-9pm; Space 15 Twenty, 1520 North Cahuenga Blvd., Suite #1, LA 90028;


FAB-gallery presents: #PALIMPSESTVenice “Art from the Ashes” curated by Delia Cabral and Flavio Bisciotti.
On January 5, 2016, a fire burned down Flavio Bisciotti’s home art studio. The loss included his personal paintings, photographs and ephemera, furniture, objects, tools, materials, clothing, files, and things he had collected over his lifetime. After the initial shock and after speaking with friends, he came up with the idea to salvage the remains of the fire to create new artworks.

This will be a great show. I reviewed the original exhibition which was held at Flavio’s studio. See my Huffington Post article.
Photo by Felipe Martinez Carbonell

Flavio has curated art exhibits in the past that has involved local artists. His idea for this exhibition is a collaborative community effort where the participants are able to make art,to strengthen their relationship with fellow participants.

Flavio Bisciotti is a multi-faceted individual with several deep areas of interest. This includes his artwork, and also his company Bisciotti design+build and his championing of artists through his art gallery, FAB-gallery in Santa Monica.

Artists include:

 Alexandra Dillon – Amy Kaps – Anthony Schmitt
Barbara Kosoff – Barbara Mastej – Brian Murphy
Campbell Laird – Christine Palma – Cristina Monmany
Doron Gazit – Eric Schwabel – Felipe Martinez Carbonell
Gary Palmer – Gus Harper – Javier de Aubeyzon
Jennifer Verge – John C. Ransom – Joshua Elias – Juan Feldman
Lula Flores – Mark Farina – Mark Lipson – Nikolas Soren Goodich
Rana Wilson – Rohitash Rao – Sandy Bleifer
Tori White – Michael Torquato de Nicola

Reception: 6-9pm; FAB-gallery, 2001 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
, Behind Dog Town Coffee;


January 21, 2017:
Edward Cella Art & Architecture hosts an opening reception for “Guerrero: Calder & Nevelson, In Their Studios,” an exhibition of captivating photographs from the estate of Pedro E. Guerrero.  Best known for his images of the life and work of American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, this exhibition highlights for the first-time, Guerrero’s intimate documentation of renowned sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson in their homes and studios. On view: January 21 – March 4, 2017; Art talk: 4:30; Reception: 6-8pm; Edward Cella Art + Architecture, 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034;


January 21, 2017:

This exhibition will feature photography by every photographer ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY has exhibited over the past ten years. Artists include: Alex Prager, Marla Rutherford, Lauren Marsolier, John Colao, Sharon Johnson-Tennant, Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French, Gerald Slota, Christopher Felver, John Valadez, Dietrich Wegner, Ted Soqui, Julian Wasser, Sarah Danays, Ian and Erick Regnard, and others. On view: January 14 – February 11, 2017. Reception: 5-8pm; ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Suite B7, Santa Monica, CA 90404;


January 21, 28 2017:
Skidmore Contemporary Art
presents “David Ashwells: People and Places.” The gallery will hosts two receptions…on January 21 and 28.
“People and Places” consists of two exhibitions – “A Different Point of View” features Ashwell’s new landscape paintings, “Yesterday’s Children” showcases works from his project for Save the Children (portraits of people who have influenced popular culture). The paintings are based on photos of them as children.

On view: January 21 – February 25; Two receptions: January 21, 4-6pm; January 28, 4-6pm; CLICK HERE to find out more about this event. Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot Station 2525 Michigan Avenue, B-4 Santa Monica, 90404; 310-828-5070;


January 25 – January 29, 2017:
Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) returns as the premier International Contemporary Art Fair of the West Coast at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica from January 26–29. Celebrating its eighth year, the fair offers an unrivaled perspective to the galleries and artists that continue to shape Los Angeles’ position as one of the world’s preeminent art capitals. For the 2017 edition, Art Los Angeles Contemporary is pleased to announce Banc of California as its official sponsor. The 2017 fair includes over 60 local and international exhibitors, and welcomes a number of new galleries to the fair from Asia and Latin America.

For additional info about this event, see the Upcoming Event Feature 

Tickets are $25 (+$2.37 fee) for a 1-day pass Friday, Saturday, or Sunday; $30 (+$2.64 fee) for an all weekend pass Friday thru Sunday; $65 (+$4.57 fee); Opening night party on Thursday, January 26; Thursday, January 26, 7–9pm; Friday January 27, 11am–7pm; Saturday, January 28, 11am–7pm; Sunday, January 29, 11am–6pm; The Barker Hangar 3021 Airport Avenue Santa Monica, California 90405;


January 27 – February 19 2017 (Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays @ 7 p.m.):  How bout some theatre?

Future Sex, Inc. – What does the future hold for sex? Blending Lady Gaga-esque popstar theatricality with Blade Runner’s dark comic vision, Future Sex, Inc. (a new version of the earlier production Siamese Sex Show) is the naughty pop musical which takes place in the dystopian future.

The mysterious conglomerate Monocorp fabricates an epidemic condemning intimacy to profit from its “safe” new pseudo-sex product called the Love Light. At an underground “intimacy” speakeasy called “The Siamese Sex Show,” four fallen popstars gather in collusion to plan their revenge against Monocorp’s devious CEO. As the world teeters on the brink of destruction, can these unlikely heroes overcome their differences in time to stop Monocorp’s evil agenda? The musical includes rap lyrics from hip-hop legend Kool Keith, Mistah Fab, and J Diggs. The show humorously explores the importance of connecting and potential loss of intimacy in an increasingly technological world. Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays @ 7pm The Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90038; Admission: $30; (323) 960-7738;


January 28, 2017:
Beyond The Lines Gallery is bringing the magic of the ocean and beaches to its gallery in a group exhibit of local LA artists expressing moments explored, experiences captured, colors, movement and more.
Jan6-2017-BTL-PostcardCome enjoy the blue sea, sandy beach and sea creatures waiting at the opening art party Friday January 6 from 5pm-9pm. There will be live musical performaces, wine, food, vendors, live painting and beautiful art to experience, share and take home! On view thru January 25, 2017; Visit our Upcoming Event Feature for more info on this exhibition.

Closing Reception – January 28, 2017, 5:00pm – 9:00pm; Beyond the Lines Gallery, Bergamot Station, (G8), 2525 Michigan Avenue, SM, 90404;