May is almost over…but lets not forget Memorial Day Weekend is here…Time to mellow out and enjoy our family and friends. June is upon us, with tons of summer concerts…stay tuned, there will be one more post for the last days of May 2019.

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Now thru May 31, 2019:
The Museum of Dream Space (MODS) hosts its grand opening. This is the first museum exhibiting primarily digital art in the United States.
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The design concept of MODS is illuminated by art design from Yayoi Kusama famous for infinite rooms, and the development of digital art. The aim of MODS is to provide an immersive, magical and unique art appreciative experiences to the visitors. The uniqueness of MODS is to break the limitation of physical media, extend the art by digital technology and to provide the largest freedom of visitors experiencing the arts, which realize the physical extension of the arts. Tickets range from $32 – $60; Beverly Center, #656, 8500 Beverly Blvd, LA, 90048; https://modsla.com/


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May 23, 2019:
Los Angeles Art Association holds Conversations With The Artists in conjunction with its current solo exhibitions featuring artists Ryan Henisey, Meghan Quinn and Lorraine Triolo. On view through June 14, 2019. Art talk: 7:00 – 9:00pm; Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90069; https://www.laaa.org/

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Top Ten Alert!
May 24, 25, 26, 2019: the Fine Art Film Festival
takes place this weekend – check out our Top Ten List (or scroll down).

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May 24, 2019
Head to the Townhouse to see Cameron Graves. Doors open: 8:00 pm music starts at 9:00pm;  $15 at the door; Townhouse Venice, 52 Windward Boulevard, Venice 90291; http://www.townhousevenice.com/   https://www.camerongravesmusic.com

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May 24, 25, 26, 2019:
If you like jazz…The LA Jazz institute presents Best from the West. The all weekend festival returns to the Westin-LAX which has a very nice ballroom and a theater for its panels and films. Los Angeles is home to many of the greatest big bands, composers, arrangers and jazz soloists in the world and we feel it’s important to continue these events so they have an opportunity to be heard by an appreciative audience! Check the website for the full three-day schedule. GA Admission starts at $25; The Platinum VIP registration fee (includes preferred seating: $450 or ($425 for Jazz Institute members.) Additional Sunday Brunch $75; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; Westin Hotel LAX, 5400 West Century Boulevard, LA, 90045; (909) 939-0777; http://www.lajazzinstitute.org/

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Now thru May 27, 2019:
WE RISE is an immersive 10-day event that focuses on the creative arts as a way to promote mental wellbeing and connectedness. 
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The event will feature live performances, music, interactive programming and a museum-quality gallery of thought-provoking art aimed at inspiring purpose, connectivity and conversations around mental wellbeing. On view: May 18 – May 27, 2019; 5pm-10pm; Weekends 10am-10pm; CLICK HERE to RSVP to attend this FREE event. WE RISE, 1262 Palmetto St., LA, 90013; https://werise.la

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May 24, 25, 26, 2019:
LA Epic Club Crawls presents its Memorial day Hollywood Pub Crawl. Meet up at the first stop to check in, meet your hosts(s), and start partying with fellow party goers. From there, you can move from venue to venue as a group, enjoying exclusive drink specials, party games and VIP entry along the way. Feel like a true Hollywood VIP on your Hollywood crawl with LA Epic Club Crawls! Admission runs $20-$30 per person; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; Check website for more info and your for meeting/start location, LA, 90028; https://laepiclosangeles.com/

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May 25, 26, 27, 2018:
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend by heading to Hermosa Beach for the Annual Fiesta Hermosa. Enjoy a beer and wine garden, a food court, art and craft booths, and a kid’s carnival. This event features artisans of all types, painters, photographers, sculptors, and jewelry designers. With two stages featuring tribute bands, you can dance off all that delicious kettle corn you consume. This FREE event runs 10-6pm each day (Saturday, Sunday Monday). Hermosa Ave & Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; http://fiestahermosa.net/

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May 25, 26, & 27, 2019:
It’s time for the Topanga Days festival. Part music festival and part hometown fair, this three-day, family-friendly event includes musical acts on two stages, old school contests and games, a Fun Zone, local artisans, craft vendors, amazing food and the ever popular and widely anticipated Memorial Day parade. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the festival benefit the TCC, which is one of the last remaining community houses privately owned and managed by volunteers in the state of California.
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See the Event Feature for more info. Event runs 10am-7pm Friday-Sunday; Tickets range in prices from $15.00 for a single day member ticket to $80.00 for a Three-day non-member pass; Topanga Community Center, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA; https://topangadays.com/

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May 25, 2019:
DENK gallery presents new works by Lynn Aldrich in O, Magnify, the artist’s first solo exhibition with DENK and her first in Los Angeles since 2015. On view: May 25 – July 6, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; DENK gallery, 749 E Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; http://www.denkgallery.com/

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May 25. 2019:
Also downtown…The Bendix Building hosts several art parties. Let’s welcome Von Lintel Gallery to the Bendix building (suite #212). “Does not Reproduce,” the inaugural group exhibition features artworks that suffer significantly from their translation to a 1080 x 1080 pixelated square. On view May 25 – July 20, 2019; Art Party 6-9pm;

Then from 7-9pm, 515 Gallery (5th floor) hosts an artist reception for Lise Holm; Running from 7-10pmTrack 16 Gallery (#1005) presents “GALIA LINN: EVIDENCE OF CARE.” Tiger Strikes Asteroid hosts the final event of “Orbits,” a four-part concurrent exhibition spanning all four locations to celebrate TSA’s first 10 years as an artist-run organization. The exhibition showcases the work of Anne Bray, Gregory Coates, Ruyell Ho, Ivanco Talevski. See above for times; Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Ave., LA 90015;

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May 26, 2019:
Castelli Art Space hosts an art talk in conjunction with its current exhibition titled “Inherited Memories.” The group exhibition is curated by Peter Frank and features three-women…Shula Singer Arbel Dwora Fried Malka Nedivi. Art Talk: 3-5pm; Castelli Art Space, 5428 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; http://www.castelliartspace.com

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May 26, 2019:

The 8th annual L.A. Zine Fest will showcase local and worldwide zine makers with self published works in genres ranging from perzine to mental health to art. This is a free event...but it is fundraising for L.A. Zine Fest as well. CLICK HERE to donate. Event runs 12-6pm; 8711 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232; https://lazinefest.com

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May 27, 2019:
Happy Memorial Day. The LA Art Party team wants to say THANK YOU to all of our women and men in the armed services.
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Head to San Pedro to attend a FREE Memorial Day gathering at the Battleship IOWA . The events opens with a remembrance ceremony, followed by DJs on deck & live music, the San Pedro City Ballet, the San Pedro Brewing Co., food trucks, face painting, crafts, tours, and more. Celebrate the lives of our brave men and women. Event runs 10am-3pm; Battleship IOWA, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731; http://pacificbattleship.org

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May 30, 2019:
In West Hollywood…Join RA_ Hair House for tea and light bites throughout the afternoon to celebrate the final days of “Naturally Evolving” featuring the art of Gwen Samuels and Karen Sikie. Meet the artists, enjoy the exhibition and learn about the Tree People organization and their care for our environment. A portion of all sales made on this day will be donated to Tree People in support of their planting initiative. Event runs: 1-5pm; CLICK HERE TO RSVP for the Free event. RA_ Hair House, 7931 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046; https://www.rahairhouse.com/

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May 30, 2019:
Celebrate Brazil’s most famous cartoonist, with a group exhibition titled “Portraits of Mônica” curated by Sandra Zebi and Ana de Oliveira at the Vinicius de Moraes Gallery. The exhibition aims to honor the main character of Mauricio de Sousa, Mônica, a figure present in the imagination of several generations of Brazilian children, since the 60s. Mônica, the daughter of Mauricio de Sousa will be in attendance.
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Artists from Brazil and Los Angeles were invited to illustrate what Mônica represents, to portray her according to their memories and to insert her into reality. Artists include: Bruno Badaró, Charles Chaim, Clério de Moraes, DCastro, Drica Lobo, Milena Boro, Olavo Multini, Paula Maia, Paulo Lima, Ribamar Araújo, Sandra Petrela, Sandra Zebi, Vera Caldas, Vitor Carvalho, and Vitor Matera. On view: May 31 to August 2, 2019; Art Party: 6:30pm– 9:00pm; CLICK HERE for more info, and to RSVP for this FREE event. Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles, Vinicius de Moraes Gallery, 8484 Wilshire Boulevard, #300, Beverly Hills, CA 90211;

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May 30, 2019:

dnj Gallery hosts a private screening of “Period. End of Sentence,” followed with a panel moderated by dnj Gallery artist, Suda House; Event begins: 7:30; dnj Gallery, 3015 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405; https://www.dnjgallery.net/

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May 31, 2019:
Korean Cultural Center Art Galler‪y presents “Four Artists: Nature, Line & Life” featuring Caleb Yee, David D’Agostino, Karrie Ross, and Valerie Wilcox. ‪On view: May 31 – June 20, 2019; Art Party: 7-9pm; Korean Cultural Center Art Gallery‪, 5505 Wilshire Blvd. (2nd flr),  Los Angeles, CA 90036; http://www.kccla.org

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