It’s the start of a busy weekend.

In Santa Monica…
Time for haleARTS S P A C E’s $100 sale.

It’s a great time to start your art collection at these prices….you can’t go wrong. Artist Barbara Kosoff’s work witll be part of the exhibit. Her work is also currently on view at Malibleu Gallery. See info  on this in my Huff Post article.

Other participating artists include: Daniella Batsheva, January Garabedian, Carl Lozada, Deborah Reilly, Daniel Peci, Erin Hammond, Kurisutein, Clinton Bopp, Carol Steinberg, Chris Bloughm, and Mike de Nicola.

On view: Sept 5 – Sept 14

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

In Venice…

G2-Invite-august-2014The G2 Gallery hosts an opening reception for three new exhibitions: Nature LA: Louie Schwartzberg, Mojave Moonlight featuring Tom Lowe and Of Birds & Horses featuring Jennifer MaHarry.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, complimentary valet and a raffle ticket.

$10.00 donation will directly support the Western National Park Association.

Please RSVP to

On view: April 23rd – June 9th

What: Opening reception
Where: The G2 Gallery, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice,90291
When: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310 452-2842

Or in Beverly Hills…

Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills presents Giuseppe PenoFri-Sept5-Gagosian-GiuseppePenonoene’s first major exhibition on the West Coast.

See image: Giuseppe Penone, Luce zenitale / Zenithal Light (detail), 2012, bronze and gold, 157 1/2 x 59 1/8 x 59 1/8 inches (400 x 150 x 150 cm)
© Archivio Penone

In sculptures, drawings, photographs, and installations, Penone heightens the subtle levels of interplay between man, art, and nature. His work represents a poetic expansion of Arte Povera’s radical break with conventional media in favor of organic and accessible matter, and emphasizes the involuntary processes of respiration, growth, and aging that are shared by man and tree.

On view: Sept 5 – October 18

What: Opening reception
Where: Gagosian Gallery – Beverly Hills, 456 N. Camden Dr. Beverly Hills, 90210
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.271.9400

In West Hollywood

Fri-Sept5-Gallery1988-melrose visableGallery 1988 offers an opening reception a Joss Whedon inspired exhibit.

The writer/director is known for his many TV & film credits (Buffy the Vampire, etc). This exhibition is said to be inspired by his many projects.

Rumor has it, he will be attending the opening night art party.

What: Opening reception
Where: Gallery 1988, 7308 Melrose Ave., W. Hollywood, 90038  
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In Downtown LA…for you music lovers…

If you are interested in rubbing shoulders with the likes of Moby, Joaquin Phoenix, Emile Hirsch, and Casey Affleck, plan to attend the Art of Elysium’s annual event to show their support. 

Art of Elysium presFri-Sept5-ArtofEsyliuments its annual concert “Genesis” at the Theater at the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.

The celebration will feature an exhibition curated by Spike Jones, Shepard Fairey, Karen O, Alex Ebert, Santigold, Jakob Dylan and Beck, will kick off with an outdoor art party behind the theater featuring a live graffiti artist and installations from local artists.

The party will then move into the theater for live musical performances by artists such as Soko, Moses Sumney, Chuck Ellis as well as surprise guests.

Click here to purchase tickets.

What: Performance & Art Party
When: 7:00 pm – 2:00 am
Where: Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway

In Silverlake…

Tonight La Luz de Jesus Gallery celebrates its latest show….”The Coaster Show.”

Also on view in the froFri-Sept5-LaLuzdeJesus-TheCoasterShownt gallery, is “On the Fringe of the Mundane,” featuring the work of Harold Fox. 

The Coaster Show is a co-production with the folks behind LA Beer Week, the opening reception will be a veritable beer garden.  The exhbition offers over one thousand and fifty individual pieces on display.

On view: Sept 5 – September 28

What: Opening reception
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd. LA 90027
When: 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 323-666-7667