Tonight is a busy art party hop…looks like the galleries dedide to split up the openings between tonight and tomorrow for the new season. 

In Culver City…

Samuel Freeman features a gFri-Sept11-SamuelFreemanroundbreaking exhibition of work by Kristian Burford.

Burford presents for the first time three discrete scenes staged concurrently in one venue. They are accompanied by a suite of small bronzes which serve as precursors to the larger works. Each resulting scene is a single self-contained sculpture, exhibited together to create an immersive and deeply affecting psychological environment for the viewer.

What: Opening reception
Where: Samuel Freeman, 2639 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: 310.449.1479


Honor Fraser (2622 S. La Cienega Blvd), hosts an art opening from 6-8pm.


LAXART (2640 S. La Cienega Ave., LA 90034), celebrates the art of Melanie Schiff from 6-8pm.


Anat Ebgi (2660 La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034) debuts new work from 6-8pm.  


Fri-sept11-MaloneyFineArts-OttersonMaloney Fine Art is pleased to present “Needleworks,” Joel Otterson’s third exhibition with the gallery.

See image: Joel Otterson “Sonatina Green,” 2014 Crystal, glass, plastic beads, canvas, 20″ X 10″

The exhibition explores two new bodies of work; two-dimensional beaded “paintings” and three-dimensional hand-blown glass “flesh cups” which serve as a homage to the diversity, dexterity and tradition of sewing, stitching and embroidery.

September 11 – October 31
Opening Friday: September 11: 6-8pm

What: Opening reception
Where: Maloney Fine Arts, 2680 South La Cienega Blvd., LA 90034
When: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Phone: 310.570.6420


Or head to the Mid Wilshre area…Marc Foxx (6150 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90048) to enjoy a reception and opening from 6-8pm.


In West Hollywood…New Image Art Gallery (7920 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90046) hosts a reception from 7-10pm.


Another art event takes place at Thomas Duncan Gallery (6109 Melrose Ave., LA 90028) from 6-8pm.


Head to Hollywood…Various Small Fires (812 North Highland Ave., LA 90038) offers a new exhibition from 6-8pm.


Tifri-Sept11-MorethanaCone-logome to support our animals…

We all know the “cone of shame” jokes. But More Than A Cone, a nonprofit raising funds for and awareness about animal adoption, wellness and recovery, aims to shine a more flattering light on this “medical lampshade” — and benefit the animals at Best Friends and other animal welfare organizations in the process!

If you would like to read more about this event, visit our Upcoming Events Page for more info.

The group enlisted leading artists to transform e-collars into works of art for auction during its 2015 art festival. The second annual event will be a fun-filled, fundraising night featuring live music and entertainment, a cone-art exhibition, a cone-fashion runway show, carnival games and more.

Best Friends members can use code BESTFRIENDS and buy discount tickets here.

Fri-Sept12-MorethanaCONE-RolandTamayoSee image by Roland Tamayo

The More Than A Cone 2015 Art Festival will be a fun-filled night featuring live music and entertainment, a cone-art exhibition, a cone-fashion runway show, carnival games, and more.

Proceeds from More Than A Cone’s 2015 fundraising efforts benefit our charitable partners The Shelter Pet Project, Angel City Pit Bulls, Kitten Rescue and Best Friends Animal Society®.

What: Art Auction & Benefit
Where: The Autry 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027
When: Friday, September 11, 2015 – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm