In Santa Monica…

Help save Santa Monica Art Studios…Support the artists and help save this incrdible venue. Please join the artists and community at the Santa Monica Art Studios on August 21, 2015 from 4-7pm for a cocktail party and informational event.

LSMAS-crowdearn from the community of artists how they are at risk and how you can contact city officials and cultural ambassadors to share how the Santa Monica Art Studios has positively impacted the cultural life of our community.

Camp Hollywood HEART at Santa Monica Art Studios – July 13, 2015 – photo by Gregg Chadwick

The Santa Monica Art Studios are at risk. In the very near future the Santa Monica City Council will make a decision on the future of the Santa Monica Art Studios. Currently the artists are all on month to month leases with no guarantee of a future. Soon the Santa Monica City Council will determine whether our leases will be renewed or whether they have different plans for the artistic community that we have created at the hangar. There is a real danger that our community will be torn apart.

See statement from the artists themselves…
The Santa Monica Art Studios is a community of artists. We are driven to create, share knowledge and experience, and help the community at large. We are an extended family at the Santa Monica Art Studios and would be crushed personally and artistically if the studios were to close or were made financially more difficult. Please consider my story, my family’s story, my fellow artists’ stories, and the rich cultural heritage of Santa Monica as the Santa Monica City Council decides our future. We are much more than a profit source that needs to be monetized. We are an integral part of Santa Monica’s past, present, and future. Please keep our artistic community at the Santa Monica Art Studios.

See our Artists and Exhitibitions Page to find out how you can help.

What: Santa Monica Art Studios
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. SM 90405 (between Bundy Drive & 23rd St.)
When: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Aug 21
Website: http://www.santamonicaartstudios.com

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Fri-Aug21-haleARTS-100-Art-SalehaleARTS S P A C E invites you to the opening reception of the Summer $100 Art Sale.

The $100 Art SALE is a great opportunity for emerging collectors to grow their collection. The gallery will be filled salon style with ready to hang works created by local artists. Each art work will be available to take home and hang directly on the wall. Each work will sell for $100 plus tax. As always white wine and freshly popped popcorn will be available to enjoy while you shop the opening.

haleARTS S P A C E is a Santa Monica gallery and book shop providing a platform for local artists to share and sell their work. haleARTS hosts a new show every 2 weeks engaging both emerging and established collectors. Designer services are also available.

On view: August 21 – August 30

What: Opening reception
Where: haleARTS S P A C E, 2443 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
When: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310-314-8038
Website: www.halearts.com

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WNDO hosts an art party tonight for artist Jason Hill. 

For his first solo show in Los Angeles, Jason focuses on the ever changing Venice Art Walls, the iconic epicenter of Venice Beach Fri-Aug21-WNDO-JasonHilllife. The Venice Art Walls are a public graffiti park located where Windward Avenue meets the sea at the Venice Beach Boardwalk. These historic walls were originally part of the Venice Pavilion that was built in 1961. In 1999 the Pavilion was torn down, but a portion of the walls were preserved as a living memorial to the high quality graffiti street art that has been painted on the walls for over twenty-five years.

Ten years ago Jason created a unique mixed-media technique, blending a combination of photography and painting, beginning an ongoing series of what he calls “Urban Dreamscapes.” The result is a colorful and vividly surreal take on our everyday environment. “I like to think of them as representations of both the physical and emotive aspects of urban space” he says. A grouping of these hand-painted prints from his original photographs will be on display.

The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition continues through the weekend, Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23 11am – 4pm.

For more information about the artist, go to www.jasonhilldesign.com

What: Art party
Where: WNDO Space, 361 Vernon Ave. Venice 90291
When: August 21, 2015, 7-10pm
Website: www.wndospace.com

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Fri-Aug21-Autry-OddnightsOr head east to the Autry…

Odd Nights features over one hundred vendors. Enjoy live performances by OMNIFLUX and THE CONTROVERSY with special guest DJ’s Amy White & Omniflux.

Of course gourmet food trucks will be on hand (seventeen of them) plus a full bar….even a kids area to give you parents a momentary break. Bring a blanket, folding chairs and settle inf for a relaxing evening picnic while enjoying the 2.5 acre lawn. This free event is a platform for selected artisans, craftsman, designers, and DIY experts for showcasing their creations and sharing their secrets.

What: Odd Nights
Where: The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027
When: Friday, August 21 – 6-11 pm
Website: http://theoddmarket.com/

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Downtown…Beyond the lines Pop-Up Group Art Show takes place today and tomorrow – August 21 & 22, 7pm-2am. This event features works of 100 emerging local artists as well as live music, food, drinks, and games. $5 online pre-sale, $10 at the door. 605 Imperial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021. FB Event Page.

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