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October 17, 2018:
Art Battle® hosts its Los Angeles City finals. Come watch the paint fly as winning Artists from events this season battle again with hopes of earning a spot at The National Championship this November here in LA! This is a wonderful evening of creativity and community, with audience vote determining the winner who will represent the city against painters from all across the USA.
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Art Battle® Los Angeles is proudly sponsored by Fredrix Artist Canvas & Artist & Craftsman Supply Downtown Los Angeles. Admission ranges from $15-20 CLICK HERE  to purchase tickets; Art Party: 7:30 (doors open); Exchange LA, 618 S. Spring Street, LA; https://artbattle.com/

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October 18 – 21, 2018;

Don’t forget to check the Performances drop-down of LAArtParty’s Upcoming Events Page. Front Porch Cinema brings us FREE movies. Starting on October 18, 2018, enjoy four-straight nights of flicks (Grease, Clueless, The Addams Family, and Coco). Click Here to find out more Santa Monica Pier, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401; Doors open at 6:00pm; Screening at 7:30pm; http://santamonicapier.org/frontporchcinema

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October 19, 2018: 
In Santa Monica…At Bergamot, Patrick Painter Gallery presents “Zoe Crosher: Sunlight as Spotlight.” On view: October 19 – November 24, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; Patrick Painter (B-2). Bergamot, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404; http://www.patrickpainter.com/

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October 20, 2018:
In Los Feliz…Beyond the Lines celebrates a new location with a grand opening and FREE art party. Introducing functional art at its best.
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Chairs by (from left to right) Skye Amber Sweet, Irina Chelyapov, Malin Rigby Bilgic, Michele Sherlock 

A diverse group of local artists are transforming solid real wood chairs and a handful of tables into a useable fine piece of art. 

The styles of art is all over the board moving and flowing through each chair creating beautiful 2-4 chair sets. Or mix and match for 6-60 chairs available. Over twenty five Artists include Irina Chelyapov, Eva Montealegre, Ronen Pollak, Malin Rigby Bilgic, Michele Sherlock, Skye Amber Sweet, and lots more. Art Party: 5pm-9pm; Beyond the Lines, 2517 Hyperion Ave, Los Feliz; https://beyondthelinesgallery.com

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October 20, 2018:
Artlife Gallery hosts a special Halloween art party in conjunction with its newest group exhibition. Come dressed in costume, expect some Halloween surprises. There will be live music, refreshments, and artists will be in attendance. Artists include: Lori Stanford, Paul Blieden, Nicolas Kolesnikow, Melody Brown, Judy Lange, Joanne Mattillo- Chase, Albert Shumate, Alison Corteen, Noel Roque, Larry Lubow, Santiago Aulet, Joel Luna, and Vanesa Andrade. On view: October 1 – October 30th, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; ARTLIFE GALLERY, 720 C S. Allied Way, Plaza El Segundo El Segundo, CA 90245; https://www.artlifegallerysb.com/

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October 20, 2018:
Culver City offers a couple openings: George Billis Gallery (2716 S. La Cienega Blvd) 5-8pm; Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, (2685 S LA Cienega Blvd) 6-8pm;

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October 20, 2018
Chinatown features several art parties as well. Here is a list of confirmed events: Coagula Curatorial (974 Chung King Road) 5-9pm; Charlie James Gallery, 969 Chung King Road 6-9pm; Tieken Gallery LA (961 Chung King Road) 6pm -10pm; The Good Luck Gallery (945 Chung King Road) 7-10pm;

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October 20, 2018:
Corey Helford Gallery presents “Domestic Katabasis” by Martin Wittfooth in the Main Gallery, one of the most provocative artists of the New Contemporary movement.
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In gallery 2, “Solitude & The Road to Extinction” features the art of photorealistic figurative oil painter Nigel Cox, and “夢 DREAMS” from mythological surrealist painter Chie Yoshii opens in Gallery 3. On view: October 20, 2018 – November 24, 2018; Art Party: 7pm – 11pm; Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St), Los Angeles, CA 90033; http://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/

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October 20, 2018:
Marciano Art Foundation hosts the Sexy Beast gala, a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Bid on incredible works generously donated by celebrated artists and designers to the Silent Auction! 100% of proceeds from art sales go to Planned Parenthood LA! At the time of this update, the main event is sold out BUT you can purchase tickets to the after party for $75 per person; CLICK HERE to purchase. As of Oct 19, 2018 the after Party is NOW sold out as well, but you can still show support by bidding on artworks HERE. Marciano Art Foundation, 4357 Wilshire Boulevard, LA, 90010; https://sexybeast.org

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October 20, AND 21, 2018:
ARENA 1 Gallery presents “Between Two Seas / LA International, opening in conjunction with the 15th Anniversary Santa Monica Art Studios Open Studios weekend. The exhibition is curated by Los Angeles based, Italian artist Luigia Martelloni. The first iteration of this exhibition was mounted at the Museo Area Archeologica Arte Contemporanea in Cisternino, Puglia in Italy from July 7th through September 1st this past summer. Event runs: October 20, from 6-9pm; October 21, from 12pm-5pm; ARENA 1, Santa Monica, CA 90405; http://www.arena1gallery.com

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October 21, 2018:

The Sherman Oaks Street Fair is the largest single day event in the San Fernando Valley. The annual event features 14 food trucks, a carnival including a ferris wheel & zip line, a Pet Expo with a pet adoption area, a chamber bar with over 7 different local bars represented, Tequila tastings, main stage, community stage and over 200 vendors. Free to attend. Event runs 10:00 AM – 6:00pm; Ventura Blvd Between Van Nuys & Kester; https://shermanoaksstreetfair.org/

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October 21, 2018:
A.G. Geiger Art Book Fair brings together artists, booksellers and fine arts enthusiasts in historic Chinatown, Los Angeles, the A.G. Geiger Book Fair is a unique event that is free and open to the public. Modeled on the Art Book Fairs presented by Printed Matter in New York and Los Angeles, The A.G. Geiger Book Fair is regionally focused and convenes primarily West Coast based artists, presses, and independent publishers in a lively festival atmosphere. I recently met two talented artists Sandy Shimooka and Tanner Goldbeck who will be particpating in the event. They will be exhibiting art books, screen prints and photography. 
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Event Runs 1pm- 7pm; Click Here for info; A.G. Geiger Gallery, 502 Chung King Court, Chinatown, 90012; http://aggeiger.com

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October 21, 2018:
Enjoy a short art lecture by Juri Koll, Director of The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) at  Muzeumm. The event takes place in conjunction with its current exhibition titled “Out In The Street.” The lecture will be followed by a lively panel discussion and Q&A with artists Ave Pildas, Debe Arlook, Lawrie Margrave, Rodrick Bradley and David Valera. This event closes the acclaimed fine art photography exhibition Out In The Street, which focuses on a nearly 200 year tradition in art. See the On View drop-down (under the Artists / Exhibitions Page) to find out more about the exhibition. The ”Street Photography: A Legacy” event runs 1-3pm; Muzeumm, 4817 West AdaMs Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90016; https://muzeumm.com https://www.veniceica.org/

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October 21, 2018:

Dr. Robby Gordon presents another installment of his Hollywood Sculpture Garden. The eccentric vibe makes for a fun art party overlooking the LA skyline. Be sure to check out the outside area (just outside the house) for additional works of art. Art Party: 2pm – 4pm; Free event (Kindly RSVP at DrRobbyGordon@gmail.com or by calling 949-861-1709; The Hollywood Sculpture Garden, 2430 Vasanta Way, Los Angeles, CA 90068; https://www.hollywoodsculpturegarden.com

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October 21, 2018:
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s exhibition, “Here” is a timely group exhibition that examines shifting physical/geographical and conceptual/imagined boundaries (and boundlessness) in, and around, the metropolis of LA and how those barriers act to prevent people from interacting and exchanging. On view: Oct 25, 2018 – Jan 6, 2019; Art Party: 2-5pm; LAMAG, Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, LA; https://www.lamag.org/

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October 25, 2018:
The Other Art Fair returns to Los Angeles October 25-28 to a new Westside location. There will be a private view ($60 per person) on Thursday October 25, 6pm-10pm – Tickets must be booked in advance. General Entry: Friday October 26, 3pm-10pm; The Other After Dark, 6pm-10pm; Saturday October 27, 11am-8pm; Sunday October 28, 11am-6pm; Admission: $15 ($13.50 students and seniors). Click Here to buy tickets. Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, 3021 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405; http://la.theotherartfair.com

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Halloween is almost here! 
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Celebrate the Halloween season…Universal Horror Nights runs through November 3, 2018; Or check out a homegrown version…the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride.

Boo at the Zoo runs through Halloween (October 31, 2018) at the Los Angeles Zoo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Activities are free with zoo entry. Admission ranges from $12-$21per person.  Click Here to purchase tickets; The L.A. Zo5333 Zoo Dr., L.A., 323.644.4200. lazoo.org

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October 26, 2018:

Have a spooktacular time at our annual Monster Bash! Get your best costume together and join us on the rooftop ballroom of the Marina del Rey Marriot. Enjoy complimentary cocktails and devily delicious food. Dance and drink the night away to a live DJ. Enter our infamous costume contest and win individual, couple and group prizes. Casino games with fun prizes; Bid on fabulous items in our legendary silent auction. Treeman will make an apperance. Proceeds support the programs of Meals on Wheels West; Event runs: 8pm-12am; Admission ranges: $50-$100 per person. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; Marriott: Marina Del Rey, 4100 Admiralty Way, Rooftop Ballroom, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292;

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October 27, 2018
Several events take place at Bergamot Station…Start at Skidmore Contemporary Art for an opening reception for two new exhibitions…”Eric Nash, A Golden State, Paintings and Drawings,” and “Melissa Chandon, Far and Beyond, New Paintings.” I love the work of both of these artists – and have previously reviewed each artist in different publications. For more info about these exhibitions, read the Upcoming Event feature HERE.
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Eric Nash, Golden State, Oil on canvas, 38″ x 60″ 2018

On view: October 27 – November 24, 2018; Art Talk: 3-4pm; Art Party 4-6pm; Skidmore Contemporary Art, Bergamot, (B-4), 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404; https://skidmorecontemporaryart.com/

Also in the B Building, Richard Heller Gallery (B5a) hosts an opening from 4-6pm. 
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Then head to the other side of Bergamot to Building Bridges Art Exchange celebrates the centennial of Poland’s regaining of independence. Sponsored by the General Consulate of Poland in Los Angeles and the Californian Krakart Group, the group exhibition is curated by Marisa Caichiolo. On view: October 27 – December 1, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; Building Bridges Art Exchange, Suite F2, Bergamot, 2525 Michigan Ave, SM; https://www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org/

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October 27, 2018
Two events take place at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. Enjoy an art talk at 3pm (there is an admission charge for the art talk only. The event takes place in conjunction with ‘Julian Rosefeldt. Manifesto’ – the West Coast premiere of the 13-channel film installation by visual artist Julian Rosefeldt at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. Oscar Award-winning actress, Cate Blanchett, and Executive and Artistic Director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, Kristy Edmunds will all be part of the conversation. See our Event Feature on our Upcoming Events Page to find out more about the FREE art opening for three new exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, happening after this talk. Admission for the earlier art talk is $25. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Space is extremely limited. Art Talk: 3pm;

Then stay for the FREE art party celebrating three new exhibitions. See the Event Feature for more info. The public opening will be a festive FREE evening accompanied by music in the courtyard, as well as cash bars with food and drinks by the gallery’s onsite restaurant, Manuela. No rsvp is necessary; Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles, 901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013; http://www.hauserwirth.com

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October 28, 2018 – November 4, 2018
Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Día de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday.  In partnership with Self-Help Graphics & Art and Lore, the park will present 50 altars and art installations created by local artists and community groups that reflect the themeLooking to the Past to Build the Future. 
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The park will offer free lunchtime tours, which will highlight the artwork and discuss the traditions of the holiday. Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave., LA, 90012; CLiCK HERE for more info.

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October 28, 2018:
Gloria Delson Contemporary hosts a closing reception for “Viva Italia- Evoluzione e Metamorfosi Di Arte.” The exhibition is presented in collaboration with Area Contesa Arte in Rome, hosting Alfio Borghese and featuring work of 30 Italian artists. The event will feature Avocado String Trio presenting a Sounding Point Live concert performing a program of Opera favorites for small string ensemble and vocalists. Selections will be drawn from Italian dramatic and comic opera, and will include perennial favorites by Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini – See admission details for concert below.  Find out more about the exhibition HERE on the Features Page. Concert: 2-4 (Admission $20); Art Party: 4-6pm – FREE; GDCA, 727 S. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90014; http://www.GDCAgallery.com

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October 31, 2018:

Downtown…Cinespia celebrates halloween with a costume ball at the Los Angeles Theatre with a screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. 
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The theatre becomes a candy palace full of luscious treats and lavish wonders, spun sugar figurines, and its very own chocolate factory in honor of Willy Wonka. Enjoy live music, and a DJ. Full bars on every level, a custom photo booth and don’t forget to enter the costume contest. Admission runs $35 – $85 – CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Doors open 7:00pm; Movie 9:00pm; Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S Broadway, LA, 90014; http://cinespia.org/

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Enjoy the rest of October….and of course Halloween. We will be posting November events on October 31, 2018!