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May 1, and 2, 2019:
At Bergamot Station….Enjoy a special fundraiser and performance as part of Homeward LA’s10-day citywide event featuring multiple productions around LA. The performance will showcase monologues based on stories from people who have experienced homelessness will be performed by actors all around the city. Admission is $20 per person – CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. All proceeds support the Midnight Mission. Event: 7pm; Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave, B1, SM, 90404; http://homewardla.org/https://www.midnightmission.org/
https://bergamotstation.com

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May 2-5, 2019:
Photoville LA continues at Annenberg Space for Photography. 
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Photoville LA, created and produced by United Photo Industries, features exhibitions in repurposed shipping containers, photo cubes, and lightboxes that will create a festival atmosphere with multiple galleries for Angelenos to explore. One of LAArtParty’s sponsored nonprofits, Venice Arts will exhibit its students work. Read more about this event on the 
Event FeatureEvent runs: 11am – 6pm; Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars #10, LA, 90067; https://photoville.la/

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May 2, 2019:
The First Thursday San Pedro art walk takes place tonight. The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) hosts a VIP preview for “Edge to Edge.” Find out more about this exhibition on the Event Feature on the Upcoming Events Page (Features drop-down). On view: May 2 – June 28, 2019; Art Party 6-9pm; The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA), 401 S. Mesa St. San Pedro, CA 90731; https://www.veniceica.org/

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May 3, 2019:
The Rendon Gallery teams up with the UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese to present “Build Bridges, Paint Walls.” This cross-cultural collaboration that will feature pieces from Colombian street artists DJLU/JuegaSiempre, El Care Barbie, Erre, and Toxicómano, alongside work from the Los Angeles-based Las Fotos Project, a nonprofit organization that inspires teenage girls through photography, mentorship, and self-expression. On View: May 3 – May 5, 2019; Art Party: 7-10pm; 2055 E. 7th Street, LA; https://therendongallery.com/

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May 3, 2019:

LAST Projects offers an opening reception for a group show titled “Gardens.” On view: May 3- June 7, 2019; Art Party: 7-11pm; LAST Projects, 206 South Ave. 20, LA; http://www.lastprojects.org/

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May 3, 2019:
Join Colombo-based artist Jagath Weerasinghe and LACMA curator Tushara Bindu Gude for a discussion of Sri Lanka’s contemporary art scene. This talk will amplify and reflect upon the historical works in LACMA’s exhibition “The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka.” Weerasinghe is a key player in the Colombo Biennial and co-founder of the experimental Theertha Artist Collective. His work is currently featured in the exhibition “Crossing Place: Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka” at Baik Art, LA. Tushara Bindu Gude is Associate Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art and co-curator of the exhibition The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka. This is a Free event – RSVP HERE. Event begins: 7pm; LACMA Brown Auditorium, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036; https://my.lacma.org; https://baikart.com

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May 3 – 4, 2019:
In Long Beach…C Gallery on Broadway hosts three events in conjunction with its current exhibition, “Transcendence.” On May 3, 2019 – Sarah Potenza performs at 6pm. Then tomorrow, celebrate the closing reception and the 145th Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2019, from 1-5pm.  
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See the Event Feature for more info. May 2, 2019 – NiCo performs at 6pm; May 3, 2019 – Sarah Potenza performs at 6pm; May 4, 2019 – 1-5pm closing reception, Derby event; 562-619-6084; http://www.cgalleryonbroadway.com

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May 4, 2019:

In Santa Monica…Beau Greely Gallery hosts a free event to celebrate the 145th Kentucky Derby. There will be a jumbo screen to view the race and a derby hat contest, etc. CLICK HERE for more info and to RSVP. Event runs: 11:00am – 7:00pm; Beau Greely Gallery, 2808 Main Street, SM, 90405; https://www.beaugreely.photography

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May 4, 2019:

In Culver City…Blum & Poe presents a conversation between Otomo Yoshihide and David Novak. The pair will discuss noise, an underground music made through an amalgam of feedback, distortion, and electronic effects, which first emerged as a genre in the 1980s, circulating on cassette tapes traded between fans in Japan, Europe, and North America. Event runs: 2-4pm; This is a FREE event; Blum & Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034; https://www.blumandpoe.com

Later in the evening (at 8pm) Otomo Yoshihide performs at Zebulon. Admission runs $20-25; CLICK Here to purchase tickets. Zebulon, 2478 N Fletcher Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90039; http://zebulon.la/ https://www.blumandpoe.com

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May 4, 2019:
There are a few openings at Bergamot Station…

Skidmore Contemporary Art celebrates artists Bradley Hankey, and Clay Vorhes. Find out more about these artists on the Event Feature (see the Features drop-down, on the Upcoming Events Page). On view: May 4 – June 8, 2019; Artist talk: 3:00pm; Art Party: 4-6pm; Skidmore Contemporary Art, Suite B4, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404; 
https://skidmorecontemporaryart.com/

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Bradley Hankey, Longing for You, Oil on panel, 36″ x 36″ 2019

Building Bridges Art Exchange presents “Desert Projekt: Work by Polish artist Julia Curylo and American photographer Craig Deman
.” This exhibition is sponsored by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Foundation for Research & Education Excellence, Joshua Donen Productions, Bench International, and the General Consulate of Poland in Los Angeles. On view: May 4 – June 1, 2019

; May 4, 2019; 6 – 9pm; Bergamot Station Arts Center, Suite F2
, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404; https://www.buildingbridgesartexchange.org/

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May 4, 2019:

Also in Santa Monica…NO FREE BREAD GALLERY throws an art party for “Cultivation” by the Fortoul Brothers. The Fortoul Brothers (from Arizona) will be exhibiting a new body of work, including drawings and paintings. Signature Cocktails & Proprietary Wine by The Misfit & Ingo’s Tasty Diner. On view May 4 – June 8, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; NO FREE BREAD GALLERY, 1150 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90403; https://www.nofreebreadgallery.com/

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May 4, 2019:
One more in Santa Monica…bG Gallery holds an artist reception for embroidery artist Michelle Kingdom. Carrying on from her last body of work, exploring a visceral response to our current cultural climate, this series explores the nether-reaches beyond those experiences. Art Party: 6-9pm; BG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, 90405; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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May 4. 2019:
Downtown…Jason Vass presents “CORPUS,” a 30-year overview of the studio practice of CLIFF BENJAMIN. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in 23 years. On view: May 4 – June 15, 2019; Art Party: 5-7pm; Jason Vass, 1452 East Sixth Street (at Santa Fe Avenue), LA; http://jasonvass.com/

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May 4. 2019:
Also Downtown…Simard Bilodeau Contemporary is pleased to present Vestiges of Our Times, a solo exhibition by Alfredo Romero. This collection is the culmination of many years of experimental techniques and an observance of Mexico, a country in flux. On View: May 4, 2019 – May 29, 2019; Art Party: 5pm-8pm; Simard Bilodeau Contemporary, 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90021; https://www.simardbilodeau.com/

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May 5, 2019:2012cincodemayo
It’s Cinco de Mayo…Party with a purpose at Upper West Restaurant with a fundraiser for HARK (Healing Arts Reaching Kids).

An affiliate support group of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, HARK offers surprise piñata raffles, and music by Manny Mendoza. 25% of all proceeds go to healing arts reaching kids. Find out more on the Event Feature (under the Food/Wine/Beer Events drop-down. Event runs: 5-10pm; Upper West is located at 3321 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica CA 90405; 310-586-1111; http://theupperwest.com

See the Food/Wine/Beer Events drop-down for more Cinco De Mayo events.

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May 5, 2019:
In San Pedro…The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) presents “Edge to Edge” at its new gallery space. Find out more about this exhibition on the Event Feature on the Upcoming Events Page (Features drop-down) On view: May 2 – June 28, 2019; Event runs: 11-3pm; The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA), The Loft, 401 S. Mesa St. San Pedro, CA 90731; https://www.veniceica.org/

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May 7, 2019:
Enjoy comedy and wine with Karl Hess (co-host of the L.A. food podcast Yelling About Pâté) who has organized Melody’s Amuse Bouche. Comedians include: Reggie Watts, Max Silvestri and Beth Stelling, plus a DJ set from Them Jeans running all night long to keep the party vibes going. Event begins: 7pm (food); Comedy starts at 8pm; Admission is $35 per person (does not include drinks); CLICK HERE to purchase; Melody, 751 N. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029; https://www.melodyla.com/

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May 8, 2019:
In Santa Monica…”FACES & CITIES” opens at FAB Gallery. The two person exhibition features the portraits (faces) of Claudia Leyerer and the cities of Flavio Bisciotti. Art Party: 6:30 – 9:00pm; FAB Gallery, 2001 Main St, Santa Monica; http://fab-gallery.com

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May 9, 2019:

Axiom Contemporary presents “POINTS OF VIEW,” a solo exhibition featuring the art of Donn Delson. On View May 9 – June 16, 2019; May 9, 2019; Art Party 6-9PM AXIOM CONTEMPORARY 2801 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405; http://axiomcontemporary.com/

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May 11, 2019:
Craft in America presents two exhibitions. Los Angeles-based artist Karyl Sisson will be featured in a solo show. Part scavenger, part collector, and wholly meticulous craftsperson, Sisson’s work delves deeply into the possibilities that exist within the discarded and overlooked. Over the decades, Sisson has transformed familiar objects such as vintage zippers, clothespins, tape measures, buttons, and paper straws into abstract forms, vessels, and architectural structures. This exhibition will feature early works alongside her most recent creations–a glimpse into the oeuvre of this remarkable artist.
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Karyl Sisson, Growth II, 2014, vintage cotton zipper tape and thread, 9 x 15″

Also opening is Fiber Art Now’s annual juried exhibition of fiber-based artworks. This exhibition features highlights of the juried works from across the country in five categories: Wall/Floor Works, Sculptural Works, Vessel Forms/Basketry, Installation Works, and Wearables. On view: May 11-July 6, 2019; The event is Free – RSVP to rsvp@craftinamerica.org; Art Party: 4-6pm; Craft in America Center, 8415 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048; https://www.craftinamerica.org/

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May 11, 2019:
In Santa Monica…Gestalt Project of bG Gallery hosts a group exhibition with an artist reception from 6-8pm; Gestalt Project, 144 Space, located within bG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica; http://bGartGalleries.com

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May 11, 2019:
Also in Santa Monica…At Bergamot Station, Lois Lambert Gallery hosts an opening reception for Carol Coates’ “MindsEye” and Thomas Roth’s “Absence of Hue.” Mixed media artist Carol Coates’ latest series “MindsEye” focuses on perception and choice. In addition, The Project Room at the Lois Lambert Gallery will be exhibiting Thomas Roth’s abstract series on minimalism, “Absence of Hue.” On view: May 11 – July 6, 2019; Art Party: 6-9pm; Lois Lambert Gallery, 2525 Michigan Ave., E3, Santa Monica CA 90404; https://www.loislambertgallery.com/

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May 11, 2019:
Head to Chinatown…Lisa Derrick Fine Arts presents “Fast & Bulbous,” an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Victor Hayden (1948-2018), aka The Mascara Snake. Art Party: 6-9pm; 961 Chung King Road; Additional art parties take place from 6-9pm at Joseph Gross Gallery (978 Chung King Rd.), Coagula (974 Chung King Road) and Charlie James Gallery (969 Chung King Road).

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May 12, 2019:
Let’s not forget to celebrate Mom…see some foodie Mother’s Day event suggestions on the Food / Wine / Beer Events drop-down on the Upcoming Events Page – they are listed under the Cinco De May Events. 

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May 18, 2019:

bG Gallery presents the solo exhibition, “Ralph Allen Massey: All of the Above.” The opening is part of the Ocean Park Art Block – dnj Gallery will also be participating (one of our top ten events). Read more on the Event Feature. Art Party: 6-9pm; bG Gallery, 3009 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, 90405; http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/

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May 19, 2019:
The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery presents COLA 2019, an exhibition featuring new work by Enrique Castrejon, Juan Capistrán, Kim Fisher, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Katie Grinnan, Alice Könitz, Olga Koumoundouros, Sandy Rodriguez, Stephanie Taylor, Peter Wu and Jenny Yurshansky. These eleven artists are the recipients of the 2019 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship for visual arts. The Fellows were selected by a panel comprising curators, educators, museum directors and past COLA Fellows. The fellowship provides each artist with $10,000 to produce a new body of work, which will be premiered at the COLA 2019 exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by a public program as well as a catalog designed by Jody Zellen, a former COLA awardee. The opening will showcase a special performance of Katie Grinnan’s 5 Seconds of Dreaming, played by musicians Kozue Matsumoto and Eugene Moon at 3pm; See the website for more info. May 23 – July 14, 2019; Event runs 2-5pm; LAMAG, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., LA; https://www.lamag.org/

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Remember, If you know of any great events taking place in the Los Angeles area…send us some info. It’s free to list, but we need info early. Send a press release and a horizontal image (1920 pixels) no later than the 2nd week of the PRIOR month. Your event may even be chosen as a top ten event!