It’s the last week of February and we’ve got lots of art parties for you. Here is an updated list! 

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Feb 22–24, 2018
WCA’s ART SPEAKS! LEND YOUR VOICE Conference takes place at the DoubleTree Hotel (120 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012) in Little Tokyo. The “Women Around Town” Bus Tour will bring conference participants first to 18th St. Arts Center and then to the reception at Arena One Gallery. Tickets available at nationalwca.org

From 5:00–7:00pm, everyone is invited to a reception for Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice public reception at Arena One Gallery.
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Curator Jill Moniz selected abstract and representational artworks by 62 artists from across the country for our national conference exhibition. A full color catalog accompanies the exhibition. Show runs through March 10, 2018 and gallery hours are Wed-Sat, 12-6 pm. Art Party 5-7pm; Arena 1 Gallery, 3026 Airport Ave., Santa Monica, California 90405; More info on FB Event Page.

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February 23, 2018:
On the 30th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, celebrate Matthew Modine’s “Full Metal Diary,” a collection of rarely seen, medium-format photos taken on the set of the 1987 acclaimed war film opening at Axiom Contemporary. Art Party: 6-9pm; Axiom Contempory, 2801 Main St. in Santa Monica; http://axiomcontemporary.com/

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February 23, 24, 2018:
Castelli Art Space is hosting a two-night only retrospective of the legendary Bill Barminski.
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The retrospective will feature over two dozen paintings from various periods of Barminski’s career, focusing on the mid-80s and 2000s. The exhibit will also feature a never before-seen large bronze sculpture as well as new renditions of his signature cardboard sculptures. Art Party: 6pm-10pm (both nights); Castelli Art Space, 5428 W. Washington Blvd. LA, 90016; https://www.castelliartspace.com/

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February 24, 25, 2018:
Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show is a 2 day event being held from 24th February to 25th February 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, United States. This event is a direct-to-consumer travel marketplace which allows leading travel companies to promote their travel brands to thousands of highly qualified travel enthusiasts looking for their next vacation. Tickets are $18; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets and to find out more info; Los Angeles Convention Center – HALLS J/K, 1201 S. Figueroa St., LA, 90015; https://travelshows.com/shows/los-angeles/

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February 24, 2018:
UNICEF USA will host the annual UNICEF Next Generation Art Party in Los Angeles. The event will bring together over 800 of the city’s leading young philanthropists, art collectors and artists to celebrate UNICEF’s lifesaving work and raise funds to support vulnerable children on the move in Mexico. Hosted by: Gabé Hirschowitz, Founding Chair, Art Party and the Art Party Committee Curated by: Carlton DeWoody, Jamie G. Manné, Chelsea Neman Nassib, Jessica Witkin,  the event will feature a collection of unique artwork ranging from $100-$500, with the exception of a few rare items for the silent auction.
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VISIT our Upcoming Events Page for more info. Tickets range from $40 for GA (entry at 7pm) to $150 for VIP (entry at 5pm); Purchase Tickets Here; Unicef Next Gen Art Party: 5pm entry for VIP; 7pm entry for GA – run till 10:30pm; 800 Main St, Venice, CA 90291; https://nextgenartparty.com/

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February 24, 2018:
Lora Schlesinger Gallery hosts an artist reception for two exhibitions. “Moments” features a new series from Roberto Gil de Montes. “Around and Around” showcases the work of Ann Chamberlin. On view: Feb 24-April 7, 2018; Art Party: 5-7pm; Lora Schlesinger Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave B5b, Santa Monica CA 90404; http://loraschlesinger.com

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February 24, 2018:
Gallery Luisotti holds an artist reception for “Catherine Wagner: Near Abstraction,” the artist’s ninth solo exhibition with the gallery. On view: February 2 – March 31 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; Gallery Luisotti, Bergamot Station, (A-2), 2525 Michigan Ave., SM 90404; http://galleryluisotti.com

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February 24, 2018:
Building Bridges Art Exchange invites the Santa Monica and Los Angeles communities to participate in the-green-heart project, an interactive installation by Petra Eiko. In the project room, enjoy The Kim Martindale & Giorgio Rossilli Collection – “Guatemalan Masks: A holy and magical object of transformation.” On view: February 24 – March 17, 2018; Art Party: 6-9pm; RSVP: buildingbridgesax@gmail.com; BBAX, Bergamot Station Arts Center 2525 Michigan Ave. Unit F2 Santa Monica CA 90404; http://www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org/

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February  24, 2018:
Another in Santa Monica…Essentia Santa Monica celebrates the art of Sona Mirzaei in a solo exhibition titled “Mind Blown on Main St.” The show will feature ten paintings from three of the artist’s series… Mind Blown, Word Porn and In Search of Splendor. Art Party: 6pm-9pm; Essentia Santa Monica, 2430 Main Street, Santa Monica CA 90405; 310 450-7819;  https://www.myessentia.com  http://www.sonamirzaei.com/

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February 24, 2018:
Also in Santa Monica…18th Street Arts Center presents new winter exhibitions featuring LA-based artists Carmen Argote and Mariángeles Soto-Díaz. Celebrate the opening of two exhibitions…”Argote’s If only it were that easy…” in the Main Gallery and Soto-Díaz’s “Instituto Experimental Tropical del Amazonas” in the Atrium Gallery. Danish visiting artists Silas Inoue & Kirstine Aarkrog and Jesper Dyrehauge will open their studios. The artists’ studios are adjacent to the Atrium Gallery. The event is Free – RSVP HereArt Party: 6-8pm; 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, SM 90404; http://18thstreet.org/

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February 24, 2018: 
Or head to Culver City…there are a few here. George Billis Gallery presents “Derek Buckner: Recent Paintings,” “Randall Mooers: A Good Day for a Parade,” and “Joan Tucker: Canvas on Canvas.” On view: February 24 – March 31; Art Party: 5-8pm; George Billis Gallery LA. 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; http://www.georgebillis.com/los-angeles.html

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February 24, 2018:
Von Lintel Gallery celebrates a solo exhibition of unique photographs by Christopher Russell.
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Christiane Feser, Partition 52, 2017, Photo object with archival pigment print, 39.37 x 55.12 x 1.18 inches (100 x 140 x 3 cm), Unique; Christopher Russell, Mountain XXVIII, 2017, Pigment print scratched with a razor, 24 x 32 inches (60.96 x 81.28 cm) / Two panels, each measuring 24 x 16 inches (60.96 x 40.64 cm), Unique


This exhibition is the artist’s first with the gallery and will coincide with The Getty Center exhibition, Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography, featuring Russell. On view: April 21, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; Von Lintel Gallery, 2685 La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; http://www.vonlintel.com/

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February  24, 2018:
While you are still in Culver City…take in one more exhibition at Kopeikin Gallery. “Still Burning” features new work by Kevin Cooley. On view: Feb 24 – April 7, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; Kopeikin Gallery, 2766 S. La Cienega Blvd. LA, 90034; http://www.kopeikingallery.com

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February 24, 2108:
In Boyle Heights …UTA Artist Space presents CAM WORLS, the first large-scale survey of Petra Cortright’s video work. Fifty of the artist’s videos, made between 2007 and 2017, will be on display, including eighteen never-before-exhibited artworks. Art Party: 5-7pm. Artist Space, 670 S. Anderson St., LA 90023; (323) 604-9589; http://utaartistspace.com

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February  24, 2018:
Downtown…DENK gallery hosts an artist reception for two exhibitions :SHOP, the first solo exhibition of new works by gallery artist Pontus Willfors and “Solo Project,” a presentation of photographic works by German-born British artist Phil Griffin. On view thru March 17, 2018; Art Party: 6-8pm; DENK GALLERY, 749 East Temple St., LA, 90012; http://www.denkgallery.com/

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February 24, 2018:
Take a trip to Laguna…Forest & Ocean Gallery hosts an opening reception for 
”Art of the City Wall” featuring the work of Bill Wishner aka Visual Hunter. On view: February 19 – March 11, 2018; Art Party: 5-8pm; Forest & Ocean Gallery, 480 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach CA 92651; http://www.forestoceangallery.com/

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February 24, 2018:

de Plume celebrates New York surrealist ClockWork Cros with his first Los Angeles solo exhibition titled “SHADE.” The exhibition will feature more than 400 double-cut clock portraits of celebrities – all behind black sunglasses — to the heart of Hollywood to confront this legacy of glamorous detachment. His hand-built clocks explore the disposability of celebrity and confront the longevity and reputation of an iconic life by placing time itself on the face of the subject. 
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On view: March 22; Art Party: 6-10pm; de Plume, 5564 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028; (323) 364-8062; http://www.deplume.gallery

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February 25, 2018:
In Lincoln Heights…enjoy a curator walk through of “Memories on Location” with Christine Rasmussen. This exhibition opened on February 17, and was one of our Top Ten events. Walk Through: 2-3pm at Keystone Gallery, 338 South Ave 16, Los Angeles CA 90031;  http://www.keystoneartspace.com/

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