My PICK OF THE WEEK, has got to be “Fashion’s Night Out.” Hey, it’s a worldwide event, it’s the third year….if you haven’t heard of it….where you been?
The event takes place on Thursday, September 8th everywhere, there should be something going on in your neighborhood, but I have chosen a couple fun spots that will definitely be happening. See last year’s picture from NYC at Lincoln Center…this event is going viral.
My two favorite Picks this week are Bohemian Exchange in Venice and Uroborus in Santa Monica. Both will have fantastic parties with refreshments, appetizers and of course incredible fashions. See my fashion page to read more about these fabulous boutiques. Also both Street’s Abbot Kinney and Main Street will be jumpin, with several stores getting involved.
See my Santa Monica Daily Press article on page 3. http://www.smdp.com/pdf/090711.pdf about all the great events happening in Santa Monica
Also for Venice events, see my Venice Patch article http://venice.patch.com/articles/fashions-night-out-struts-down-abbot-kinney
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency presents their 5th annual Art Exhibit at Joshua Tree Art Gallery. See more info below under Saturday events.
You can purchase it on line, or take a chance and scalp some right outside the bowl. Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue, in Hollywood 90068; Parking can be a pain, so just take the bus. The party gets started early and you can meet new friends, all going to the same concert. It’s like a meet-up for music lovers. Pick up the bus at the Santa Monica DMV at Cloverfield, across from the Yahoo Center. Show starts at 8:00 pm. 323.850.2000;http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/
Guests will be encouraged to strut their stuff while being photographed by “paparazzi” before hitting the celebrations up and down the street. With their first foray into the international Main Street is out to prove to revelers that “Main is the new black.”
Uroborus carries designs from around the world, and from its own In-House Designer, Gigi Clark. Known for its European flair, this edgy boutique has been in business for over 18 years and is located at 2407 Main St., just north of Edgemar. http://on.fb.me/r10Sg2
Manager of Agabhumi, Christina Norton is excited about participating and explains “Fashion’s Night Out for Agabhumi is an opportunity to show our customers, new and existing, what we have to offer for the upcoming season. It’s a great excuse to get out with girlfriends, try things you may not normally go for, and see what’s happening in the world of fashion. It’s been such a quirky year, we just want to remind people that it’s still fun AND affordable to get dressed up.”
There will also be a styling contest at Clever (2323 Main St.) whose winner keeps their eye catching ensemble, a fall designer showcase by Habitual Denim, tunes by Viper Room house DJ, DJ Bliss Beats, and a celebrity stylist Toni Ferrara on hand at hip’tique (2727 Main St.)
Varga located at 2714 offers strawberries and champagne, sales and more. Alsot don’t miss the trunk show hosted by renowned jewelry designer Kyle Chan at Mindfulnest (2711 Main St.)
Betsy and Tracy, located at 2929 Main Street offers 50-80% off entire stock (excluding already reduced FRYE boots), a Lazaro designer handbag sample sale, door prizes, refreshments and free earrings & yoga pants with purchase!!
Manager of Varga, (2714 Main), Christina Marquez says “I think its brilliant I am so thrilled to be a part of it this year!! I love the idea of assembling of celebs, designers,retailers and the public all at the same time and date everywhere. It is going to be amazing. I am so happy that Main St. is being included on this wonderful night for fashion.”
Also don’t forget, The Downtown Art Walk is happening tonight….so check their website. If you feel like a whole night of art, it’s the place to be.http://www.downtownartwalk.com/
They usually offer white wine and some hard liquor as well. Opening: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 310 822-4955; http://www.lalouver.com.
Friday September 9th
Check KTR’s Restaurant/Bar Page for FREE music events at local restaurants. Tonight, there’s live music and Figtree’s Cafe in Venice and DJ Jacque at South in Santa Monica!
In Culver City, WWA Gallery always has fun events. Tonight they feature artists Julian Callos and Jenny Yang. The reception happens from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm at WWA Gallery located at 9517 Culver Blvd., 90232. 310 836-4992; http://wwagallery.com/
Stay in Culver City, and stop by Rumors (formerly the Rumor Mill), at 11739 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90066. Enjoy an artist reception for Susan Tompkins while enjoying live music with Freddy Ginns and Zebra Party from 6:00 till 9:00pm. Free;http://therumormill.us/
Or in Venice, stop by C.A.V.E. Gallery who offers a group show from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd 310.450.6960; http://www.cavegallery.net
If you are near Santa Monica, you may want to pop by the Christopher Grimes Gallery. Tonight, they feature the work of Anton Henning. They always advertise there is a reception, but rarely every offer any refreshments….so let’s just say it’s a viewing from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, 90401 310.587.3373; http://www.cgrimes.com/
Saturday, September 10th Oh No, I’m having an ART attack.There are just too many things to do. The last two weeks in August, most galleries take off, so this is the start of the fall season for local LA galleries. Both Bergamot in Santa Monica and Culver City have a huge amount of art openings.
Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency presents their 5th annual Art Exhibit at Joshua Tree Art Gallery. Last month, several friends that live in Venice, went to a show at this gallery and spent the night, and had a wonderful weekend and retreat. I highly suggest it. It’s always great to celebrate an organization like this, who supports artists.
Check out their website to read about their Joshua Tree Highlands Artist in Residency program. Tonight’s event is their opening gala reception featuring a group show from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. See artist list on the flyer. Five years ago FrederickFulmer and Jim Berg stepped up to the plate and sponsored the first annual JTHAR program. This year they are joined by co-sponsors Sarah Kennington, Steve Bardwell, Ruth and Steve Rieman.JoshuaTree Art Gallery is located at 61607 29 Palms Hwy., Suite B from 6:00 pm till 8:30pm. http://www.jthar.com/
Also if you would like to plan a trip, check out this lovely Joshua Tree Vacation rental. Just say you heard about it on KTR Promo and that you would like to attend the art exhibiton and you get a 10% discount…Yeah! Treat yourself to a romantic weekend. 760 366- 3636.http://www.joshuatreehighlandshouse.com/
Also for you budget minded peeps….check out http://www.deserthideaway.com/
Now let’s move on toCulver City….like a mini artwalk. Just like Bergamot, these gallery owners are back from their vacation and ready for fall. I love it when all these galleries get together and have openings on the same night….park, stroll and enjoy. Most of these will serve wine & refreshments.
Start at The Francois Ghebaly Gallery, located at 2600 S. La Cienega Blvd., 90034, who will be featuring the artist Joel Kyack (see image). The reception goes from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310 280-0777; http://ghebaly.com.
Honor Fraser presents Kaws: Hold the Line. Located at 2622 S. La Cienega, Opening reception is from 6:00 pm till8:00 pm. (310) 837-0191; http://www.honorfraser.com/.
JK Gallery (2632 S. La Cienega Blvd.), celebrates the work of Hedieh Javanshir (see image) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 310.837.3330; http://www.jkgallery.net.
LA><ART is inspired by the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time Initiative and will feature the work of John Outterbridge who has been living and working in LA for over 40 years. The artist reception runs from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm. LA><ART is located at 2640 S. La Cienega Blvd. http://www.laxart.org
And continue onto Walter Maciel Gallery 2642 S. La Cienega Blvd. The artist featured is Margarita Cabrera.Event runs from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310.839.1840; http://www.waltermacielgallery.com/
Taylor De Cordoba showcases Kimberly Brooks and is located at 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd.and will be open from 6:00 until 8:00 pm.310.559.9156; http://www.taylordecordoba.com/
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, has a new location at 2685 S. La Cienega Blvd., Tonight they offer an artist reception for Chis Barnard (see image) as well as a group show with works by Sayre Gomez, Sean Townley and Bobbi Woods.310-838-6000; http://www.LuisDeJesus.com
The George Billis Gallery will be having an opening reception for Andi Anovitch and Tim Yankosky (see image).This one starts a bit earlier, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. George Billis Gallery LA at 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd, 90034. 310 838-3438; www.georgebillis.com/.
Cherry and Martin has an opening reception for a group show. See image by Robert Heinecken. Event runs 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. Cherry and Martin is located at 2712 S. La Cienega Blvd. 310.559.0100; http://www.cherryandmartin.com/
Across, on the other side of La Cienega, use the cross walk, Blum & Poe, at 2727 S. La Cienega features the work ofMatt Johnson. They don’t normally serve refreshments, but the art is noteworthy of a stop in. 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. 310-836-2062; http://www.blumandpoe.com.
Then stop into Angles Gallery (2754 S. La Cienega Blvd.), the work of artists, John Divola and Judy Fiskin (see image) work will be on display and will be open from 6:00pm till 8:00 pm. 310 396-5019;http://www.anglesgallery.com
Be sure to stop into the Western Project located at 2762 S. La Cienega Blvd., features Ali Kheradyar and Chad Robertson. 310.838.0609; http://www.western-project.com/
Kopeikin Gallery, located at 2766 S. La Cienega offers the exhibit Moby: Destroyed from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 310-559-0800; http://www.kopeikingallery.com
Just a bit more down the street, don’t miss the David Kordansky Gallery at 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd., unit A. Their reception runs a bit later, from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm features artist Richard Jackson.310-558-3030; http://davidkordanskygallery.com/
On to Washington Blvd., be aware that these next few are east of the other galleries. You may want to move your car, but it is just one long block, totally walkable.
However the rest of the galleries are back west of La Cienega, which may be the time to move the car, or hook up with someone who parked closer.
Koplin Del Rio Gallery, 6031 Washington Blvd., will be having a reception from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm for artist, DJ Hall (see image). (310) 836-9055; http://www.koplindelrio.com/
Then walk down the block to Blythe Projects who will be featuring the artist, TM Gratkowski (see image).
Blythe Projects is located at 5797 Washington Blvd,323 272-3642; www.blytheprojects.com
Then across the street, don’t forget to stop into the Mark Moore Gallery at 5790 Washington Blvd bet La Cienega and Fairfax and will also be having a group show reception.
This is a great space and they usually have a bar set up in the back. Good bathroom stop too. See art by Theodora Allen (see image). 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 310 453-3031;http://www.markmooregallery.com/
Whew, that’s a lotta art openings, pick and choose your favorites and make up your own list….There are many more going on here, they’ll be more listed for the weekend update….so stay tuned.
Sunday September 11th,
Still more art to view in Venice. Every second Sunday, enjoy a Free Art show from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. at the The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge at 1411 Lincoln Blvd. Venice 90291. 310.450.6052; www.thetalkingstick.net;
Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery presents acclaimed British x-ray artist Nick Veasey and his solo exhibition entitled “Patriot Acts.”Veasey’s works are actual x-rays of objects. The subjects range from small everyday items such as hats and children’s toys to an entire passenger airplane. For large-scale subjects such as automobiles, Veasey takes the object apart, x-rays it piece by piece, and reunites the pieces digitally.
My NYC ancestry makes me giggle when I see this image…what? in NYC it’s a term of endearment.A reception starts at 5 p.m. with the artist attending via live projected video feed, followed by an artist’s lecture at 6 p.m.RESERVATIONS ARE STRICTLY REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.
Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery is located at 414 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 90048. 310-659-5228; http://www.glassgaragegallery.com
Have a great Weekend and check back Friday, there’s lots more going on.…Get out there and soak up the last bit of the summer!