In Venice…

Start your art party hop early by celebrating the grand opening party of the 1003 Art Gallery & Lounge today from 10am – 3pm, featuring the work of Alberto Bevacqua, Ara Bevacqua, and John Grauman. All of the artists feature metal as a major element of their art, which is entirely fitting, as 1003 is housed at the venerable Venice Metal Worx.

AlbSat-Apil9-AlbertoBevacquaStudioerto Bevacqua is a well known artist and has lived in Venice nearly twenty years. He is known for his fine art photography – large black and white prints of nudes wrapped in steel body ornaments hand formed for each model.

Ara Bevacqua – has focused his creativity on the lost wax technique – crafting exceptionally unique and beautiful art works that function as jewelry as well as art. His mentor has been Brother Jerome Cox.

John Grauman founder of Venice Metal Worx, creates very popular metal works that incorporate culturally significant words into inspiring and ever popular art pieces.

Bevacqua teamed up with Dorie Devari of Devari Design, a Malibu based designer who says, “Alberto Bevacqua is an incredible artist himself and he naturally attracts such amazing artists, it just made sense for us to create a new elegant art gallery on Abbot Kinney with an old school Venice beach vibe that brings fresh blood to the southern California contemporary art scene. Saturday’s at 1003 will be the place to be before art openings this year and for years to come.”

For additional info about the gallery and lounge, visit our Upcoming Events Page.
What: Grand Opening
Where: 1003 Art Gallery & Lounge, 1003 Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice
When: 10:00am – 3:00pm


LAMAG (Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery) hosts an art talk in conjunction with its current exhibition “Skin” from 2-3pm.


In the West Adams district…

ThSat-April9-AbstractNeverIs-crowde Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA), in partnership with MuzeuMM, presents the Closing & Panel Discussion of “Abstract Never Is.”

This presentation of contemporary and historical abstract photography runs from 3-5pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016, and will be moderated by Co-Curator Juri Koll, and featuring Curator/Critic Peter Frank, along with artists Sasha vom Dorp, Fatemeh Burnes, Suda House, Kio Griffith, Maria Larsson, and Lawrie Margrave.  There will be a copy of the catalog to preview and available to order. MuzeuMM will be open from 1-6pm on Saturday, April 9.

The following artists are a part of this traveling exhibition: Fatemeh Burnes, Sasha vom Dorp, Kio Griffith, Diane Holland, Suda House, Juri Koll, KuBO, Maria Larsson, Lawrie Margrave, Stefanie Nafé, Kirk Pedersen, Osceola Refetoff, Lisa Rosel, and Edmund Teske.

For more information, visit our Upcoming Events Page. 

What: Art Talk
Where: MuzeuMM, 4817 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90016
When: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Info: FB Event Page


In Burbank…

Fri-Sat-April8-9-2016-AnimalHIstory-MuseumThe premier exhibition at the Animal History Museum, featuring works for sale by 12 exceptional Southern California artists promoting animal welfare. Celebrating the acquisition of the museum’s new location in Burbank, curated by Chuck Wolf of The Wolf Fine Art.

Title of the Event:  Live From Burbank! Art Show Benefitting Animal History Museum

Dates of the show: April 8th and 9th Only – Admission charge: Free and ope to the public

Parking Options: Garage and Surface

What: Opening reception

Where: Animal History Museum, Burbank Town Center, 201 E. Magnolia Blvd., Suite 296, Burbank, CA 91502

Where: 5:00pm – 9:00pm – April 8th and 9th

Phone: 818-964-1810


In Venice…The Durón Gallery at SPARC (Social and Public Art Resource Center, 685 Venice Blvd.), will present a new exhibition from 5-8pm.


Enjoy a MOPLA exhibition at Bergamot Station, Duncan Miller Gallery presents “HER,” an exhibition that captures the essence of the inner struggles of every woman. Duncan Miller Gallery, #A7, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404; Book signing and artist’s reception 6:00pm – 9:00pm;


Also in Santa Monica…

MOPLA Group Show: Diverse/City, Saturday April 9, 6-9pm – Arena1 Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica – Month of Photography Los Angeles presents the 2016 Group Show, Diverse/City. This  is a submission-based exhibition designed to support the 2016 theme, Diverse/City, featuring emerging and established photographers.

Sat-April9-MOPLA-TomasMutsaersImage: by ©Tomas Mutsaers

This exhibition is organized by the Lucie Foundation and curated by Teal Thomsen. Participating artists include:  Anna Di Prospero, Anne-Sophie Guillet, Ash LaRose, Ball & Albanese, Carlos Saavedra, Carolyn Doucette, Carson Davis Brown, Christopher Woodcock, Daniel Wahlberg, Ed Kashi, Elena Kollatou and Leonidas Toumpanos, Elisabeth Caren, Erica Simone, Esau Rosales, Felicia Simion, Frank Schaefer, Fred Hoerr, Gregory Prescott, Ima Mfon, Julius Chiu, Leticia Zica, Lisa Guerriero, Louis Jacinto, Manfong Leong, Marc Lemoine, Marek M. Berezowski, Mark Indig, Natalie Franco, Nathaniel Perales, Rafael Levy, Richard S. Chow, Saam Gabbay, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Sarah Elise Abramson, Sergei Sviatchenko, Sinziana Velicescu, Tomas Mutsaers, Turi Calafato, Valentina Casalini and Will Russack.

On view: April 9 – May 7, 2106

What: Arena 1 Gallery
Where: Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Ave. SM 90405 (along Airport Ave. between Bundy Drive & 23rd St.)
When: 6:00pm –  9:00pm – April 9, 2016


In Venice…C.A.V.E. Gallery (1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 90291) hosts an opening from 6:30pm-9:30pm.


Close by in Venice…

The G2 Gallery will open the second exhibit in its year-long series of shows celebrating the National Parks of the United States. The multi-artist show is made up of 13 artists who submitted their images during an open call for entries. All proceeds from the exhibit and its April 9th reception will benefit The Wilderness Society.

Big Bend by Art Wolfe – The moon rSat-April-9-2016-G2-S ArtWolfe BigBend WMests on the tip of what appears to be a western desert, but is in fact Texas.

The National Park Service (NPS) was founded in 1916 and oversees hundreds of parks, historic sites, landmarks, museums, trails and more. In The South, images of NPS-maintained areas from Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia will be on display.

See additional info on our Upcoming Events Page.

On View Apr. 5–June 26, 2016

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


Head to East….LAAA / Gallery 825 (825 N. La Cienega Blvd, L,A 90069), from celebrates Janine Brown and Seda Saar from 6-9pm. 


In Culver City…

Samuel Freeman is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Portland-based Ben Buswell paired with a special courtyard installation by Mineo Mizuno.

SeSat-April9-SamuelFreemane Image left: Ben Buswell, Horizon No. 8, 2016;  Image right: Mineo Mizuno, Untitled porcelain work, 2016.

Ben Buswell begins with images of the Pacific Northwest as the departure point for his embellished, multi-dimensional sculptural reliefs. “I am a native West Coaster and like to think of our geographical edge as the literal end of Eurocentric history.”

Meanwhile in the courtyard, Mineo Mizuno will unveil his latest site-specific installation, formed from a 2,000 pound Oak tree. Confounding the standard relationship of sculpture and support, this installation warps the distinction between the found and the made, between artistic intention and the simple beauty of natural materials.

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


George Billis Gallery LA (2716 S. La Cienega Blvd., LA, 90034) hosts a reception for new exhibitions from 5-8pm.


Head to Washington Boulevard…

FP Contemporary is pleased to present Julia Nee Chu’s solo exhibition “Near and Afar.”

See image: Julia Nee Chu, Gold, Black, White, 60 x Sat-April9-2016-Vica-Muzeumm-Julia-NeeChu-GoldBlackWhite-60x48 20048 inches, acrylic on canvas

‘My act of painting is a dialogue between the conscious and the unconscious and the orientation of myself to the world, explained the artist  The focus of my painting has always had to do with nature or rather, the processes or movements of nature.  One cannot copy nature, but through the process of painting one can experience the transformation of nature.’ 

Julia Nee Chu was born in Shanghai, China and currently lives and works in Santa Monica, California.

On view: April 9 – June 11, 2016   

Parking Options: Limited parking available in back – wine will be offered     

What: Opening reception
Where: FP Contemporary, 5835 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
When: 6:00pm –  8:00pm    
Phone: 323.931.1355    


Also on Washington Blvd…(head west) Maxwell Alexander Gallery (6144 W. Washington Blvd.Culver City), presents “Logan Maxwell Hagege: The West” from 6:30-8:30 pm.


David Kordansky Gallery is very pleased to announce “Saturn Returns,” an exhibition of new paintings by Chris Martin. The show, which will occupy both of the gallery’s exhibition spaces, as well as its facade.

WSat-April9-2016-DavidKordansky-Smoker-2011-acryliconcanvasorking from a heterogeneous array of cultural traditions, Chris Martin makes paintings that serve as living documents of the eternal present. He privileges stylistic diversity and immediacy over predetermined aesthetic ideas, generating an art that can be as primal as it is knowing, as vibrantly joyful as it is meditative and hermetic.

For this reason, Martin’s career is characterized by an evolution of thematic cycles rather than strictly linear development. The overt influences – musical, spiritual, and art historical – that appear throughout his work are acknowledgments of his desire to return to a common well, or universally accessible source of inspiration.

On view: April 9 – May 21, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: David Kordansky Gallery, 5130 W. Edgewood Pl., LA, 90019
Where: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Phone: 323.935.3030


From 6-9pm, pop by Launch (170 S. La Brea Avenue, In the ART 170 Building, LA 90036) for an opening reception for Quinton Bemiller.

In the SAME building ….KP Projects / MKG (170 S. La Brea Avenue, In the ART 170 Building, LA 90036) presents the Department of Water and Power // Gosha Levochkin – Escape, and Friends with Benefits – a Co-curated Group Exhibition.  7-10pm.


In the Mar Vista area…

haphazard is pleased to present Jennifer Celio’s new exhibit, “Hitched to everything else.” This body of work coSat April9-2016-haphazard-JenniferCelionsists of paintings on hexagonal shape panels of varying dimensions arranged by the artist in the gallery space.

Many months in the making, this collection consists entirely of new work under the title. Each panel has a predetermined space for its placement and its relationship to the others, and each image explores the theme of interconnectedness through the universe. The largest panels are 48 inches across, and the smallest are 6 inches across. As the hexagon is a shape that references the structure of a hive, or a community, some of these panels are presented as groups, while others are own their own.

On view: April 9 – May 9, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Haphazard 1543 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Phone: 213.610.4110


In the mid Wilshire area…

Los Angeles Jazz & Arts Festival and Dysonna City Art Gallery are teaming up again in 2016 for a special series of events to benefit the Festival’s jazz education programs. Five nights of “Rhythms and Art” events will take place at Dysonna City Art Gallery, and are hosted by Donna Dyson.

EaSat-April2016-DysonnaCityArtch event will feature Hors d’oeuvres, local wines, with special jazz-inspired desserts and served during a live jazz performance every Saturday in April, from 7-9 p.m.

Come support the musicians and artists as they help bring awareness to Jazz Appreciation month. Admission is $20,which includes hors d’oeuvres and wine. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the Art. Keep Creating Art education programs. CLICK Here to purchase Tickets

The series is set to run shows April 16, 23, 30, 2016;

What: Performance
Where: Dysonna City Art Gallery, 5373 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm – April 9, 2016
Phone: 323 857-0030


Smashbox Studios presents a group show featuring artists Joshua Haunschild, Sinziana Velicescu, Cyrus Sutton, John Michael Riva Jr., Zach Hellmuth, Jackson Krule, CJ Heyliger, Joshua Anderson, and Emily Kinni. Smashbox Studios, 8549 Higuera St., Culver City, 90232; (310) 579-6000; 7pm-10pm.


Head downtown to the Gallery at RedCat (631 W. Second St., LA 90012), hosts an opening for “John Knight A work in situ” from 6-9pm.


Groundspace Project  (1427 E. 4th St. #4, LA 90033) also features an art event from 6-9pm debuting new work from Alan Nakagawa. 


CES Gallery (711 Mateo St. LA 90021), hosts an opening reception from 7-9pm;


In Chinatown…

Coagula Curatorial is pleased to present “Public Secrets” a solo show of new work by Abel Alejandre.

SeeSat-April9-Coagula-ProppingShitUp-Alejandre image: Abel Alejandre, Propping Shit Up, 24 x 48 in., Graphite/Acrylic on Panel, 2016

This exhibit comes just weeks away from a major public work installation by Alejandre, opening to the public this spring. Twelve permanent artwork panels by the artist are now in place at the Westwood/Rancho Park Metro Station, part of the Expo Line extension opening May 20.

“Public Secrets” is a show of new paintings by Alejandre, who is mostly known for his meticulous graphite drawings.

On view: April 9 – May 22, 2016

What: Opening Reception
Where: Coagula Curatorial, 974 Chung King Rd., LA, 90012
When: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone: 213-620-1569


Gregorio Escalante Gallery (978 Chung King Rd, LA, 90012), hosts an opening from 7-11pm.

Steps away…The Good Luck Gallery (945 Chung King Road, LA, 90012) celebrates the art of Deveron Richard. 7-10pm; 213-626-0935;


Cross the river…Ghebaly Gallery (2245 E Washington Blvd., LA 90021), debuts new works by Joel Kyack from 7-10pm.   


In Echo Park…

Sat-April9-Subliminal-Out-Of-Line-01SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is pleased to present Out Of Line, an exhibition featuring work by Aaron Li-Hill, Guno Park, Mark Powell, and Von. 

“Out Of Line” features four distinct artists exploring contemporary drawing and mark-making techniques. Using primarily graphite, pen, and ink, the artists selected for this show examine and expand upon traditional concepts of drawing.

Complimentary Beer

Complimentary Valet

On view: April 9th, 2016 – May 7th, 2016

What: Opening reception
Where: Subliminal Projects, 1331 W. Sunset Blvd., LA 90026
When: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
When: 213.213.0078


In Lincoln Heights…stop by HM157 for a Castle Face Records LA release party for Bronze (SF) + Jack Name / L.A.Drones! / DJ Quinn. $10 admission; Doors open 9pm until the wee hours.