Enjoy our last official update for August. We do add select events throughout the month and if you are a subscriber, you will receive an email. Or be sure to LIKe LAArtParty’s FB page to find out about updates. If you would like to receive free updates 3-4 x a month via email, you can become a subscriber by emailing us at LAArtParty@gmail.com – We do offer a VIP subscriber option (with additional benefits) – check our Contact/Rates Page for details.

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August 17, 2017:
The Venice Art Crawl celebrates its 7th anniversary with a party at Canal Club and raffle prizes galore! Artists and the community will all be out to help bring the Sept. 21 art crawl and the Sept 22-23 #VeniceAfterBurn to the community. Admission $5.00 (gets you in with a  $1 raffle ticket featuring amazing prices, plus happy hour prices). Art Party: 6pm-10pm; Canal Club, 2025 Pacific Avenue, Venice, 90291; See FB Event Page.

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August 17, 2017:
Rebecca Molayem Gallery presents a group show Diane Carey, Michael Hayden, Rebecca MolayemBrad Robertson Art Party: 7-10pm; Standup comedy: 8pm; Rebecca Molayem Gallery481 S. Fairfax Avenue, LA, 90036; http://www.rebeccamolayemarts.com/

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August 18, 2017:
Albert Lee is “the guitar player’s guitar player,” universally recognized in music circles as one of the world’s finest. Albert Lee, the living guitar legend, the consummate sideman, and now a bandleader finally doing things his way. Albert is on tour with his Los Angeles based band giving the longtime fans something they have always wanted and garnering new fans along the way…Albert Lee as Albert Lee. If you purchase a ticket at a table you are required to purchase dinner. Minimum spend is $25.00 per person. You must arrive by 7pm. Under 18 Must Be Accompanied by a Paying Adult; Doors 6pm. Opening sets by Tom MacLear and Pacific: 7pm; Albert Lee: 9:00pm; Admission: $24 / $28 / $32 / $42 + applicable fees; The Rose, 254 E. Green St., Pasadena, 91101; 888-645- 5006 Box Office; http://roseconcerts.com/  http://www.wheremusicmeetsthesoul.com 

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August 18, 2017:
Maxwell Alexander Gallery, hosts an opening reception for “Eric Bowman: END OF THE TRAIL.” Art Party: 6:30- 8:30pm; Maxwell Alexander Gallery, 421 Colyton St. LA, 90013; http://www.maxwellalexandergallery.com

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August 19, 2017:
Downtown…Ground Space Project features Susan Joseph’s new suite of paintings dubbed “Hopeful Monsters.” Inspired in part by the biological phenomenon of plants and animals that make large evolutionary steps in one generation (called hopeful monsters), the solo exhibition is an exploration of pattern, light, and form. On view: August 19 – September 9, 2017; Art Party: 6-9pm; Ground Space Project, 1427 E. 4th St., #4, LA, 90033;  https://groundspaceproject.com/


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August 19, 2017:
Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) will premiere the new body of work and fourth solo exhibition from Southern California-based artist Brandi Milne. Titled “Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom,” the new collection will be on display in Gallery 1.

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Self-taught and emotionally driven, Milne’s work speaks of love, loss, pain and heartbreak underneath a beautiful candy-coated surface. Using elements as language from her child’s mind, Milne creates a unique surreal world that is undeniably hers. Corey Helford Gallery will throw an art party for four exhibitions (more info to come) including…”Once Upon a Quiet Kingdom.” On view: August 19 – September 16, 2017; Art Party: 6- 11pm; COREY HELFORD GALLERY, 571 S. Anderson St. (Enter on Willow St), LA, 90033; http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/

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August 19, 2017:

Also downtown…GDCA Gallery throws an art party for a group show titled “Bliss.” Artists include: Matej Anzin, Susanne Belcher, Javier Benitez, Mark Brosmer, Andrew Eyler, Karen Hansen, Steven Janssen, Claudio Luchina, Paul Kauffman, Ron Klotchman, Crystal Michaelson, Tayt Modern, Michael Moon, Barbara Nathanson, Richard Reiner, Bill Sherwood, Sali Swalla, Aaron Swindell, Linda Stelling, Robert Toll, Ryan Wallace & Jeffrey Werve. Art Party: 6-10pm; GDCA Gallery / 727 South Spring Street, LA 90014 (between 7th & 8th Streets); http://www.gdcagallery.com/

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August 19,  2017:
Think Tank Gallery and “Vans present Drinkin’ Smokin’ & West Coastin’” – A Group Love/Hate Letter to LA. The Think Tank is happy to return to its old venue in DTLA with a month of art and events about its hometown, and all the stereotypes that come from it – especially the true ones.
It’s a reflection on classic Best Coast culture from the ’84 Olympics to the Kings/Lakers rivalry, the period when we grew up with this city, and all the great and terrible things that happened in between. The exhibition will feature 80+ artists.
Aug19-2017-ThinkspaceOn view: August 19 – September 23, 2017; Art Party: 7:30pm-1am; CLICK HERE to RSVP; Think Tank Gallery, 939 Maple Ave., 2nd Floor, LA 90015; https://drinkinsmokinwestcoastin.com/

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August 19, 2017:
The Marengo Gallery is pleased to present “China Then and Now,” a group exhibition featuring recent works by Xu Yong Kang, Zhang Lin, and Liu Ting Ting. In their paintings, the artists attempt to reconcile the past in order to come to terms with China’s current condition. On view: August 19 – October 14, 2017; Art Party: 7-9pm; The Marengo Gallery, 18 N Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101; http://themarengogallery.com


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August 19, 2017:
In Santa Monica…bG Gallery (at Bergamot Station) throws an art party for a group show titled ” Striking Portraits.” A survey of modern and contemporary high impact portraiture. Artists include: Georges Rouault, Bernice Kolko, Martin Krammer, Samira Nowparast, Dana Andreev, Alden Marin, Stephanie Wright, George Condo, Daniel Edwards, Chaa Yoon Woo, Paul Daniels, Yaron Dotan, Courtney Reid, Ralph Allen Massey, Mike Saijo, Allois, Melissa Meier, Luca Valentini, and more. Art Party: 5-8pm; bG Gallery (G8A) Bergamot Staion, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM, 90404; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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August 19, 2017:
In El Segundo…Artlife Gallery will host a group exhibit inspired by the South Bay weather, the sun, the ocean, we called it “Summer In Love.” This group exhibit evokes the beach community summer spirit. Inspired by the LA vibes, with the fun twist of their eclectic colorful ingredients: Surfers, hippies, Hollywood stars, artists, poets and musicians. The artists dig into the symbols of pop culture icons, grab the colors and let them run loose. On view: August 1 – August 31, 2017; Art Party 6-9pm; Artlife Gallery, 720 C S. Allied Way. Plaza El Segundo. El Segundo, CA. 90245; http://artlifesouthbay.com/

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August 20, 2017:
In Santa Monica…FAB-gallery presents a group show titled “End of Summer Show” on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Curated by Flavio Bisciotti and Kathy Leonardo. 
The “End of Summer Show” pays tribute to the memories of summer. Flavio Alejandro Bisciotti has curated a beautiful exhibition. 
Obvious Wines will be offering tastings…I recently met Venice local and owner Brice Baillie and fell in love with his wine.Aug20-2017-sunsetonly-FAB-Flyer
Artists include: Michael Baroff, Flavio Biscotti, Mark Castator, Ray Ford, Marianne R. Klein, Barbara Kosoff, Meryl Lebowitz, Stuart Marcus, Donald Paonessa, Christine Sawicky and Linda Stelling. To find out more about this exhibtion, visit the Upcoming Event Feature. On view: August 20 – August 29, 2017; Art Party: 5:00pm-8:00pm; FAB-gallery, 2001 Main street, Santa Monica, 90291 (behind Dog Town Coffee at Main St., and Bay);  310 630-9216 (by appointment only); http://fab-gallery.com/


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August 21, 2017:
The solor eclipse is taking place today and it won’t happen again until 2023? Why not go to an art party??? This is your lucky day….If you can’t get to the path of totality for the solar eclipse….

In Mar Vista stop into c. nichols project to enjoy the eclips AND an art exhibition titled “Space is the Place.” Beginning at 9:05am, peaking at 10:21am and ending at 11:44am. “Space is the Place” brings together artists that all have addressed motifs of outer space, whether through the sublime, humorous or earthbound role-played fantasy. Artists include Vija Celmins, Russell Crotty, Jack Goldstein, Lia Halloran, Adam Braly Janes, Kathleen Johnson, Robert Levine, Mary Obering, Vincent Szarek, Jane and Louise Wilson. Although there is just 69% eclipse visibility, the gallery offers 100% Blue Star Donut satisfaction. Viewing glasses will be provided. Coffee and Blue Star Donuts will be served. Art Party: 9AM – Noon; c. nichols project, 12613 1/2 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, CA 90066; https://www.cnicholsproject.com/

  
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August 21, 2017:

Or stop by Griffith Observatory which will be hosting a public viewing event for the partial solar eclipse on our front lawn from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Monday, August 21. The Stellar Emporium gift shop will be open (and selling eclipse viewers), as will The Café at the End of the Universe and the historic level of the Observatory building (home of the Observatory’s coelostat, or solar telescope).
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I’m sure you have all heard by now – DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROPER EYE PROTECTION. Be aware NO personal telescopes are allowed at this event. Eclipse begins: 9:05AM. 2800 E Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90027; Check the website HERE

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August 23, 2017:
In Venice…LA Louver celebrates the legendary poet, musician and honorary Beach Boy Stephen Kalinich hosts a night of music and poetry inspired by protest songs with performances by Los Angeles-based music collective The Divinity Band. Coordinated in conjuction with “Ben Jackel: Reign of Fire” and “Kienholz: The Jungen, The Non War Memorial and Still Dead End Dead 1 & 2.” On view: September 1, 2017. Reservations are required – RSVP to (310) 822-4955 or rsvp@lalouver.com; Suggested donation: $5; L.A. Louver, 45 N Venice Blvd, Venice, California 90291; http://www.lalouver.com/

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August 26, 2017:

Head to Beyond the Lines Gallery at Bergamot Station to see the Live Mural Art Event. Ten artists will paint live for 6 hours. Enjoy a fun interactive event for the public to be able to walk into a gallery space and experience different styles of large scale work being created. Vendors will be selling handmade goods, and live music and food will be provided. Artists are usually behind the scenes in their creation process and this brings a special bond and moments shared with the viewers and artists. Art Party: 3-6pm; Beyond the Lines Gallery, (G#8) Bergamot Staion, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM, 90404; http://beyondthelinesgallery.com/

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August 26, 2017:

Also at Bergamot…enjoy an art talk and book signing with artist Chaz Guest at Patrick Painter Inc. Art Talk: 4-6pm; (B-2); http://www.patrickpainter.com/

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August 26, 2017: 
You’re invited to the closing party for “Summery Appeal” – A Group Show Curated by Doug Harvey, featuring fifty eight artists. Enjoy a musical performance by Hi Hopes – hailing from HOPE Center for the Arts where they have been performing for over thirty years! Get ready for original songs, up-tempo oldies, and even a ballad or two – dancing encouraged! Art Party: 4pm; The Good Luck Gallery, 945 Chung King Road, LA, 90012; http://www.thegoodluckgallery.com

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August 26, 2017: 
Enjoy a California wine tasting event benefiting Heaven on Earth…an amazing rescue group (this is where I got my kitties). So support a great cause while tasting and finding a great wine.  Plus get 10% off your favorite tasted bottles! 
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Tickets are $25 online/$30 at door. To purchase tickets, please donate on our website and email your name & phone number to rsvp@heavenlypets.org – See the Facebook Event Page or Heaven on Earth website for additional info. Event runs: 6-9pm; Vendome Studio City, 11555 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, 91604; https://www.heavenlypets.org

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August 26, 2017: 
In Malibu….Take in a film by Cyrus Sutton. The movie features a rich tale of a young indigenous scientist’s struggle for truth between science and tradition as he enters an industry that many feel is threatening his homeland. His complex journey through the inner workings of GMO chemical companies and traditional Hawaiian elders reveals ancient values that can save our future. Guests are invited to bring their own seating and picnic items; Food trucks; Self-parking available at Malibu Bluffs Park and on Malibu Canyon Road; Park opens at 6:30pm; Screening begins at 7:35pm; Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265; 

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August 26, 2017: 
Also in Malibu….SORENITY ROCKS MALIBU GALLERY hosts an opening reception for “CRYSTALS and WAVES,” a Photographic Exploration of the Synergy Between Land and Sea in a setting of beautiful crystals. Enjoy new photographic works by Maureen Haldeman. Classical Jazz by the Keehan Walters Duo. Art Party: 6-10pm; SORENITY ROCKS MALIBU GALLERY, 3939 Cross Creek Road, Gallery c110, Malibu, California 90265 (Malibu Lumber Yard Plaza), Free Parking; https://www.maureenhaldemanphotography.com/

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August 27, 2017: 
Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine presents California Dreaming, an exhibition curated by Billie Milam Weisman. This exhibition marks the 25th anniversary of the Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine, dedicated on Sept 12, 1992. It celebrates the varied styles found in contemporary California art from the 1960s to the present, an important focus of the Frederick Weisman collection.
Aug27-2017-WeismanMuseumofArt-EdRushaArtists include: Lita Albuquerque, Peter Alexander, Chuck Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Mary Corse, Ron Davis, Joe Goode, Robert Graham, Craig Kauffman, John McCracken, Ed Moses, Andy Moses, Ed Rusha and many more. On view: August 27 – December 10, 2017; Art Party: 4-6pm. Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA. 90263; http://arts.pepperdine.edu/museum


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August 29, 2017: 

In Santa Monica….Annenberg Community Beach House hosts an art talk. Writ Large Press convenes local authors, thinkers and organizers to investigate the value of art in society and motivate action around art and current issues. Today’s talk feaatures ‘”Politics” – A discussion about the arts in the context of politics: what it means to make political art, to make art during political turmoil, to address or avoid issues of justice, representation, or persuasion in the work we create and consume. Art Talk:  6:30-8pm; The event is FREE – RSVP HEREAnnenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy at Beach Coast Way, Santa Monica, CA 90402; https://www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/

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August 30, 2017: 

Mr. Musichead Gallery throws an art party to celebrate the 30th year anniversary of Martini Ranch music video “Reach,” directed by James Cameron, this exhibition features never before seen behind the scenes and official photographs from the shoot. On view: August 30 – September 7, 2017; Art Party: 8-10pm; Mr. Musichead Gallery, 7420 Sunset Blvd., LA. 90046; 
https://www.mrmusichead.com/

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Be aware this is the 2nd half of the month Update…Remember we do add select events throughout the month and if you are a subscriber, you will receive an email. Or be sure to LIKe LAArtParty’s FB page to find out about updates. If you would like to receive free updates 3-4 x a month via email, you can become a subscriber by emailing us at LAArtParty@gmail.com – We do offer a VIP subscriber option (with additional benefits, and Free ticketed gala invites) – check our Contact/Rates Page for details. 

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