It’s time for LAArtParty’s Last Half of the Month Update. We have add new events to our Additional Events Page. Again there will be one more updated posted by September 25, 2019. So be sure to check back, or sign up to be a free subscriber and we will alert you whenever we post. LIKE LAArtParty on FB, or follow on InstaTwitterLinked-in to find out about updates as well. We also offer VIP subscriptions that come with invitations to ticketed art parties.

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September 19, 2019:
Join Venice Arts for an intimate sunset soirée at the beautiful Hotel Erwin rooftop lounge overlooking Venice Beach. 

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Enjoy a hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres generously provided by Hotel Erwin as you mix and mingle on Venice’s hottest hotel rooftop. Your tickets & donations support Venice Arts, Los Angeles’ preeminent youth arts nonprofit organization, providing free photography and filmmaking workshops and mentoring for low-income youth. Food and drink generously hosted by Hotel Erwin. See the Event Feature for more info about this event. Art Party: 5:00pm – 8:00pm; Admission is $75 per person; CLICK Here to purchase tickets; Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Avenue, LA, 90291 http://www.venicearts.orghttps://hotelerwin.com

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September 19, 2019:
In Santa Monica…it’s the opening night of American Standard: A Story of Enough, written by and starring Lilly Bright at Highways Performance Space. Directed by award-winning soloist performer, Valerie Hager, American Standard will run from Thursday, September 19 through Saturday, September 28, 2019. See the Performances drop-down of the Upcoming Events Page. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Visit the website to find out more about the show. Highways Performance Space is located at the 18th Street Arts Center, 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404; http://americanstandardshow.com

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September 20, 2019:
LSH Colab celebrates the art of Eric Ernest Johnson with an opening reception. On view: September 20 – October 19, 2019; Art Party: 7-9pm; LSH Colab, 778 North Virgil Ave., LA, 90029; https://www.lshcolab.com

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September 20, 2019:
SCI-Arc Exhibitions presents a Selected Thesis 2019 Exhibition Art Party: 7-9pm; SCI-Arc Exhibitions, 960 E. Third St., LA 90013; https://www.sciarc.edu

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September 21, 22, 2019:
Chocolate and wine are a winning combination. If you are a lover of both…this is the event for you.
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The Los Angeles Chocolate, Wine and Spirits Festival, sponsored by ShopSK and supporting Holiday Heroes, brings a unique experience to taste artisan chocolate, wine and spirits from around the globe, at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. See the Event Feature (on the Food / Wine / Beer Events drop-down of the Upcoming Events Page). Admission ranges from $25 – $65 per person; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208; Event runs: Saturday, Sept 21, 2019, 11:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday, Sept 22, 2019, 11:00am – 5:00pm; https://chocolatewinespirits.weebly.com/

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September 21, 2019:
Join Venice Arts in celebrating its student’s thought-provoking work from “First Vote,” a series of youth-produced short films, still images and comics using the vehicle of storytelling to explore issues of importance to young people as they ready themselves to cast their first ballot in 2020. The event will include an exhibition of student photographs and comics, a screening of their films, and a facilitated panel discussion with our young filmmakers. Find out more about the event and the exhibition on the Event Feature. Event runs: 1:30pm – 4:30pm; Venice Arts, 13445 Beach Avenue, Marina del Rey; https://www.venicearts.org

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September 21, 2019:
In Venice…Samuel Freeman Gallery will reopen as Iris Project to celebrate his new home in Venice, California. The gallery has moved to a restored 1916 Craftsman house, set back from Lincoln Boulevard in the Venice Walk Streets. Iris Project presents “Harvest” featuring the art of Martin Mull as its inaugural exhibition. Read more about this exhibition, and the new gallery on the Event Feature
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On View: September 21 – November 3, 2019; Grand Opening Art Party: 1-6pm; Iris Project, 953 Amoroso Place, Venice, CA 90291;
https://irisproject.com

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September 21, 2019:
In Santa Monica…Bergamot Station hosts a couple of openings…including our top ten event – the grand opening of bG Gallery.

Also at Bergamot…William Turner Gallery celebrates Jimi Gleason’s new body of work with an opening reception for “CROSS/REFERENCE.” Utilizing a rich vocabulary of materials and styles, Gleason has built up gossamer thin layers of iridescent paint to create a series of paintings that are engagingly enigmatic. They confirm an artist at the height of his talent, confidently exploring the power of nuance and understated expression. On view: September 21 – November 9, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; William Turner Gallery, Bergamot Station, E-1, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM, 90404; https://www.williamturnergallery.com/

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September 21, 2019:
In Santa Monica…No Free Bread Gallery celebrates the art of Vicky Steckel with an artist reception. Enjoy signature cocktails and proprietary wine provided by Ingo’s Tasty Diner and the Misfit. Art Party: 6-9; NFB, 1150 18th St., SM, 90403; https://www.nofreebreadgallery.com/

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September 21, 2019:

There are several art events taking place downtown…
“Luminous” opens at House of Lucie. The two person photography exhibition features Karineh Gurjian and Sossi Madzounian. On view: September 19 – 29, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; House of Lucie at ROW DTLA, Building M1, Suite 140, 777 S Alameda St., LA, 90021; https://www.houseoflucie.com/

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September 21, 2019:
Downtown…DENK Gallery hosts a reception for “Vessels” featuring new works by Andrew Schoultz. Art Party: 6-8pm; DENK Gallery, 749 E Temple Street, LA, 90015; http://www.denkgallery.com

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September 21, 2019:
Patrick Painter hosts its inaugural exhibition at its new location. “Dreams & Descendants” by Jerome Lagarrigue features the artist’s latest work, the manifestation of an obsession with family. On view: September 21 – October 22, 2019 Art Party: 6-9pm; Patrick Painter, 1820 Industrial St. LA, 90021; http://www.patrickpainter.com/

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September 21, 2019:
GDCA hosts an artist reception for two new exhibitions “Autumn” – A group show featuring Painting, Photography, Mixed Media and Sculpture. Artists include: Angelique Antoniou, Karen Bystedt, Paul Kempe, Ty Joseph, more! Also opening…a solo exhibition titled “Fusion by Jane Marshall. On view: September 5th – 30th, 2019. Art Party: 6-10pm; GDCA Gallery, 727 S. Spring Street, (between 7th & 8th Streets), Los Angeles, 90014; http://GDCAgallery.com

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September 21, 2019:
James Wright Gallery Los Angeles presents a solo exhibition titled “Mariposa” by California artist Terry Hoff. On view: September 21 – November 2, 2019; RSVP to this FREE event at https://jameswrightgallery.com/rsvp; Art Party: 7-9pm; James Wright Gallery Los Angeles, 818 S Spring Street Los Angeles CA 90014; https://jameswrightgallery.com/

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September 21, 2019:
In the Mid-Wilshire area…Curator Randi Kreeft has once again organized the fourth annual charity art auction event for the HoldYou Foundation. This year’s event will be held at TAG Gallery.
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Find out more about the fundraiser on the Event Feature. Art Party: 7-10pm; Admission is $30 per person; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets; TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Boulevard, LA, 90036; http://www.holdyou.org

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September 21, 2019:
In Boyle Heights…Three exhibitions open at Corey Helford Gallery. In the main gallery, enjoy “Call of the Void,” by Ian Frances. You can find “Not a Flower Alone” a two-person exhibition featuring Jillian Evelyn, and Kristen Liu-Wong in Gallery 2, then in Gallery 3, “In the Drift,” showcases the art of Kai & Sunny. Art Party: 7-10pm; Corey Helford Gallery, 571 South Anderson Street, LA 90033; https://www.coreyhelfordgallery.com/

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September 22, 2019:
Matter and Studio Gallery presents “Forming Matter” featuring artists Shelley Heffler, Dirk Mathison, and Robin Fogelman. On view: September 22 – October 27, 2019; Art Party: 4-7pm; Matter and Studio Gallery, 5080 W Pico Blvd. LA 90019; https://matterstudiogallery.com/

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September 22, 2019:
Ladies’ Room offers an opening for “Children of the Sun” which examines works by women across a spectrum of media toward popular cultural, political, and historical understandings of the Sun as a metaphysical source of total enlightenment or absolution. On view: September 22 – December 20, 2019; Art Party: 6-8pm; Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Ave Suite 502B, LA, 90015; https://ladiesroomla.org/

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September 27, 2019:

In Chinatown…Eastern Projects Gallery hosts an opening for a two-day pop-up exhibition. “Abstractions” is the debut solo exhibition of painter Eric Sanders, featuring a bold body of abstract paintings that drawing upon a reservoir of untapped creativity that he built up over thirty years working solely in the business world. Now retired from entrepreneurship, Sanders has made a 180º turn to devote his entire life to the arts, his original passion. Abstractions will premiere 40 abstract works on canvas along 40 digital artworks, some incorporating mixed media, and all created in an aesthetic flow specifically for this show. On View: September 27, 2019 – September 28, 2019; Art Party: 6pm – 10pm; Eastern Projects Gallery, 900 N Broadway #1090, LA, 90012; https://www.easternprojectsgallery.com

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September 28, 2019
If you love kitties….head to Kitten Rescue’s 11th annual Fur Ball at the Skirball gala. Celebrate 22 years of saving lives and simultaneously we will raise funds to support Kitten Rescue’s lifesaving programs. 
This year marks the Fur Ball gala’s 11th anniversary. The benefit will feature Mark Thompson (2-time Emmy award-winner, TV news host and voice of American Idol) as host, and will honor Robert “BLASKO” Nicholson. This elegant evening includes passed appetizers, an open bar, a delicious plant-based dinner, a fabulous silent auction, live entertainment, various award presentations, celebrity guests and some fun surprises. This is one you won’t want to miss! 
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Event runs: 6:00pm – 11:00pm; Admission ranges from $175 (GA) to $350 (VIP) per person; Sponsored tables are offer as well; CLICK HERE for additional info or to purchase tickets. Find out more about this annual fundraiser on the Event feature. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049; https://www.skirball.org/;  https://kittenrescue.org/events/fur-ball/

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